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2009 headlight adjuster not working...

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Main Forum' started by magic-man, Mar 14, 2011.

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  1. magic-man

    magic-man New Member

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    I have a 2009 Prius with NON HID headlights. The left one appears to not adjust properly. If I remove the bulb boot, the light bounces up and down (the part that is supposed to adjust). When I turn the adjuster, it will wiggle down then up again, like it is not engaging the screw inside... Also, when I hit a bump, the left beam bounces. The main housing is secure, just the inner (adjustable) one is not.

    Any ideas short of replacing the whole thing?
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    I have a 2005 Prius with NON HID headlights, and I need to know how to adjust them. Where is the adjusting screw and how do I get to it?
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    The adjustment screw is located on the back of the headlight. Look for the small white plastic screw. It is approx. 8 mm. if I remember correctly.

    Make sure you don't aim it too high or you'll blind oncoming traffic. If your lights illuminate the interior of the car in front of you then they are aimed too high.
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    Thank you! The bolt is 8 mm, as you said. Adjusting the headlight on the passenger side of the car was relatively easy, even though the work space is tight. Adjusting the headlight on the driver side of the car was an adventure; very tight work space. It is so nice to be able to see when driving at night by using the low beams. Previously, the high beams had to be used, and oncoming drivers didn't flash me; the headlights were THAT much too low. Thanx again!
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    06 prius with non-hid. Where the fk is this white screw you'll talk about? I see a silver 8 mil that looks like it adjust but mine adjust nada. Clockwise or counter? What is up and what is down?
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    The search function is your friend. :)

    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-...ight-adjustment-help-needed-2006-non-hid.html
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