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Old 09-16-2009, 09:15 AM
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has anyone adjusted their headlights on an endeaver,?i would like to turn mine up just a little bit but see no simple way to adjust them,any ideas
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:08 AM
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Smile How to adjust headlights on a Mitsubishi Endeavor 2005

What you see behind the right headlight.

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Look past the big round bulb fitting, deep under the fender (mudguard).
I removed the bulb to take this photo with my iPhone.
You will see this hex nut on top of a gear wheel shaped like the kings crown:

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If you loosen this 10mm nut - by turning it anti-clockwise when you look at it from the top of the nut - it will raise the headlight.

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Park the vehicle 10 to 30 feet from a flat surface like your garage door. The ground has to be flat and horizontal.

To set up the alignment look through the back window with one eye lined up exactly in the middle of the car. Look through the center point of the front windshield (e.g. where the rear view mirror is located) and note the center point on the garage door. You can put a mark at this point on the garage door.

Measure the distance from the center of the grill to the center of one headlight (e.g. 30 inches).

Measure the height from the ground to the center of the headlight.

Now put two corresponding marks on the garage door (e.g. the mark is 33 inches from the center point and 30 inches above the ground.) Put some insulation tape at these spots or mark them so that you can see these reference points - one for the left headlight and one for the right.

Put the lights on high beam for adjustment.

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Now turn the screw with the crown wheel anti clockwise to raise the the spot of light until it is on the red spot or a couple of inches below.
You can use a stubby Phillips "cross" screwdriver, a 10 mm ring spanner or a 10 mm socket with a small racket which I found easiest to use. Actually these nuts are pretty difficult to get access to.

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I couldn't find a separate screw for adjusting the light from left to right. You would expect to find one.

These are the tools I used. Buy you might be able to do it with this stubby screwdriver.

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Take it for a test drive at night and make sure you are not dazzling other drivers! Good Luck.

This car has GREAT performance!
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:17 AM
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This car has a single bulb with two filaments - one the high beam and the other filament is positioned a few mm away so that the beam drops down on low beam. Once you set up the lights on high beam, the low beam should be set too. But check the position of the spots of light on low beam (dip). They should be 2-3 inches 5-8 cm below the marks you made on the door for setting high beam. If not you may have to lower both beams. Some vehicles have two separate bulbs for high and low beam and they can be adjusted separately.

(From an amateur mechanic)
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