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Tjhodge
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Posted - 09/11/2013 :  04:16:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Tjhodge's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This may be a stupid question, but i have a 2005 bluebird all American and i was wondering what the proper steps were to adjust the headlights?
They are off and im not sure how to dial them in.

slippert
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USA
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Posted - 09/11/2013 :  09:23:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As far as adjusting the lights, there should be adjustment screws to adjust up and down and left to right... on each hi beam and low beam light
But as far as proper steps, unless you have access to a headlight aiming kit? you are basically left with pulling up to a wall or structure to see where they are shinning and moving the adjustments where you want them.... I am sure there are specs/measurements from Bluebird where they recommend them set... what those are ?.. I have yet to find 2 drivers that like there lights adjusted the same, some seem to want to coon hunt with them....

I as a rule would normally start by adjusting them up and down first to see if that remedies the night vision problem.. most of the time a little bit of adjustment will make quite a bit of difference..if you get too carried away, you will know because you will have a lot of people flashing their brights at you when traveling down the road...with your low beams on...

If it is your bus, you may have to play with it to get them where they work for you, if a school owned vehicle I would get your mechanic to adjust them for you... I can pretty much look at how a bus is shinning on my shop wall and tell if they need adjusting or not... practice makes perfect so the saying goes..

Edited by - slippert on 09/11/2013 09:23:49 AM
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Wolf0r
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Posted - 09/11/2013 :  2:54:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I looked through a few of my BB service manuals and didn't see any info on adjustment. My GMCV manuals say use a white screen 25ft away, or the aiming tool. I wonder what BB does?

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Tjhodge
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Posted - 10/11/2013 :  10:34:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Tjhodge's Homepage  Reply with Quote
ok thanks for the info it truly helps
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