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Headlight aiming how-to?

My new to me 2006 OB 2.5i 5MT wagon was delivered last night. Nice car, pretty happy with it - got what I was looking for.

Since it was delivered at night, my first drive was in the dark. I can swear there is something odd with the aiming of the headlights. I poked around with a flashlight and found one bolt holding a washer (one side was geared). I think that may be left/right. Is there an up/down adjustment? I've never had fancy projector lights like this . I saw a difference in brightness from the DRLs and using the on/off switch on the column. Note to self - always turn on lights w/ switch at night.

This weekend, I'll get out my Meguiars Headlight restoration kit and ensure the lenses are nice and clean - then adjust them, if someone knows how

Oh, and if someone knows how to program the key fob to unlock all doors with one push of the button, that would be supercool to do as well. I re-did the fob on my Dodge Ram following a published sequence of button pushes and ignition twists. I'm trained after 6 years in the Ram to push one time.....

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http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ght+adjustment

Should be similar to yours aside from slightly different cosmetics. The other adjustment is probably covered but i am sure its there. It may be hard or impossible to see with everything in the car though. Others may post with a more exact location of this piece.

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Should be similar to yours aside from slightly different cosmetics. The other adjustment is probably covered but i am sure its there. It may be hard or impossible to see with everything in the car though. Others may post with a more exact location of this piece.
nice, can't get any better than that. Thanks

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Oh, and if someone knows how to program the key fob to unlock all doors with one push of the button, that would be supercool to do as well. I re-did the fob on my Dodge Ram following a published sequence of button pushes and ignition twists. I'm trained after 6 years in the Ram to push one time.....
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My new to me 2006 OB 2.5i 5MT wagon was delivered last night. Nice car, pretty happy with it - got what I was looking for.

Since it was delivered at night, my first drive was in the dark. I can swear there is something odd with the aiming of the headlights. I poked around with a flashlight and found one bolt holding a washer (one side was geared). I think that may be left/right. Is there an up/down adjustment? I've never had fancy projector lights like this . I saw a difference in brightness from the DRLs and using the on/off switch on the column. Note to self - always turn on lights w/ switch at night.

This weekend, I'll get out my Meguiars Headlight restoration kit and ensure the lenses are nice and clean - then adjust them, if someone knows how

Oh, and if someone knows how to program the key fob to unlock all doors with one push of the button, that would be supercool to do as well. I re-did the fob on my Dodge Ram following a published sequence of button pushes and ignition twists. I'm trained after 6 years in the Ram to push one time.....
Did turning that 8mm screw work for you?

I have a 2007 OB. I turned that screw at least three full turns and it did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Not up, not down, just nothing. I read somewhere that the factory puts something there to prevent consumers from adjusting headlight aiming themselves.

Can anyone help me on this?

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