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post #31 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 02:39 AM
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lol thats a good idea
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not my pic obviously, bt anyway where the fastners go into my driverside as one side broken(the slot). so im trying to adjust my headlight and the bolt comes off the headlight. so i figure oh il put it back on, nope wont go on. were my fastners go previous owners put wing nuts and washers.so i dont understand how they locked it in place. so is there anyway i can fix this to were the bolt stays in or am i going to have to but whole new panel??
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not my pic obviously, bt anyway where the fastners go into my driverside as one side broken(the slot). so im trying to adjust my headlight and the bolt comes off the headlight. so i figure oh il put it back on, nope wont go on. were my fastners go previous owners put wing nuts and washers.so i dont understand how they locked it in place. so is there anyway i can fix this to were the bolt stays in or am i going to have to but whole new panel??
So, if you screw the bolt towards the passenger side (which should push it out the front/top of the headlamp and LOWER the headlight), it doesn't do it?

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my bolt goes right through into the headlight and i hold it at the tip with socket.then i just tighten the washer with wing nut and the bolt comes out....

this is what i got

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TBIRD9491, you're missing the plastic land that the bolt is supposed to go through.

Maybe you can find some compatible ones at the boneyard off broken / "That's supposed to be CLEAR???" headlights.

You'll need something like a retaining ring plier to remove the clips you're supposed to have. Keep those also - a pair new at the HELP! counter is like $5 in town ($2.75 at RockAuto). And it takes six for a car (!!)

If you're boneyard scavaging, try to get six of the adjustable, not four adjustable and two fixed (that'll give you a bit more adjustment range.)

FordParts.COM lists them - http://www.fordparts.com/Commerce/Ca...derbird#Search

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i know but like i said were the fastner goes the sides what holds it in are gone/broken
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I broke one of mine awhile back on a new set of headlights, I just took the square landing part off one of the old headlights. Wish I had a headlight here to show you but yea get the clips too I bought a whole box of them (40-50?) last year.

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i know but like i said were the fastner goes the sides what holds it in are gone/broken
You mean the square hole in the header panel?

If so, to fix it, you'll need to replace the header panel.

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You mean the square hole in the header panel?

If so, to fix it, you'll need to replace the header panel.

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yes my man. and thats what i figured, well thatll happen when i can afford it
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JB Weld; fill it in then use a dremel or a drill to reshape the hole.

Edit: Actually, if the problem is the header panel if the hole isn't broken out too much go to Home Depot and just get some bigger washers or find some plastic and cut it so that it will be big enough to cover the hole in the header panel. If it's broke it's broke, you're not going to hurt it.

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How To Adjust Your HeadLights

If anyone upgrades to higher ouput HeadLights (anything brighter than stock)..

You really should adjust your Headlights properly..

You'll be able to see better at night, and it will help so you don't cause any accidents by blinding oncoming drivers..



Here's some instructions on "How To Adjust Your Headlights"..

(Sticky Found Here):How To Adjust Your Headlights


To adjust your headlights you need to turn the stud that sticks through the support of the retainer connecting your headlights to the header panel.
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I recommend this Headlight Adjusting Ratchet for Ford Headlights



Each headlight has 2 studs you can adjust, Left/Right and Up/Down. The stud closer to the inner parking lights or inner highbeams (depending on year) adjusts your Up/Down motion. The studs closer to the outer corner signal lights adjust the Left/Right motion.

Here is what you need to do to aim them Up/Down:
•To aim the headlight beam higher turn the stud clockwise.
•To aim the headlight beam lower turn the stud counter-clockwise.

Here is what you need to do to aim them Left/Right:
•To aim the headlight beam towards the center of the car turn the stud clockwise
•To aim the headlight beam away from the center of the car turn the stud counter-clockwise



1) At night, park the car on a flat surface facing a wall about 10' away. Turn headlights on (LOL).

2) Find the distinct centerline in the headlight beams on the wall. This is created by the design of our headlamps/bulbs.

3) Correctly adjusted, the centerline should be about 26" from the ground, against the wall.

4) Beams should stay fairly much within the left/right fender lines. In other words, the beams shouldn't be spreading out so far that, if you were in the center lane of a 3 lane road, the beams should not cross over the left/right lanes of the center lane you're in.

5) When correctly adjusted, at about 30-40' away from the wall, both headlight beams should converge into one beam.


(Information sourced from the Sticky Found Here):
How To Adjust Your Headlights

Courtesy of Porkchop,Ironchopz,Lambchops,Neuro and anyone else I didn't quote..lol








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ok question some a hole kicked my headlight and broke the nuts or whatever they are called on the back of the housing to hold the lite housing in the frame on a 93 lx are broke so can i just get those nuts or whatever they are called or do i need to buy the hole housing? thanks alan
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