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Old 05-18-2006, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I replaced both headlight bulbs(daytime running lights) a couple of weeks ago, I just now noticed that one of the lights are aiming slightly too high. How do I fix this? I haven't had a chance to look at it, been busy.

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Old 05-18-2006, 09:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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which light? the passenger side is supposed to be slightly higher than the drivers side.
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Its the driver side that's slightly higher.

One of them is slightly higher than the other from the factory?
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Why is the passenger side slightly higher; or rather, why is the driver side lower? So the driver side doesn't blind oncoming traffic? I think they're both too high, at least on my OBXT, so I'm going to have Subaru service check the lights against their chart when I go in for the first oil change.
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Each light's beam pattern should rise to the right, but the lights should both be aimed to the same height. The old-school trick is to aim them at a wall to check the alignment.

IIRC on my 98 there's a white plastic screw to adjust the up/down, you probably should not need to worry about the side-to-side.
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http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/aim/aim.html
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The pattern should not change after only replacing a bulb. What type of bulb was it? H4? Just wondering if it's not seated properly.

Some info on aiming and installing. Look at the links here:

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my 01 feels like its got a lazy eye after i had some work done on them. any ideas on changing them? the passenger is really low.
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