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#1 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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Headlight adjustment...EASY

I had noticed a couple of comments about the low beams seeming high, oncoming cars flashing at the smart, and noticed in our car the lows seemed aimed too high also.

The friendly maintenance supervisor at SmartCenterSeattle confirmed to me how to do the adjustment. It's really easy.

I started by marking with masking tape on the garage door where the lights were currently aimed. The upper cutoff is quite sharp, and the bright spot easy to see.

Each light assembly has a single 6mm Allen socket in the top, in white plastic. Stick your Allen wrench in there and turn it clockwise for beams down, counterclockwise for beams up. It's easy to do it one handed while holding the hood up out of the way with the other hand.

Photos for the left and right lights, showing the wrench in the adjuster.



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Excellent post Dave777. Pictures make all the difference. Nice color choice by the way.
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Thanks. I turned each one about 1 1/2 turns CW and checked it out tonight. Much better.
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Thanks Dave - I had noticed the light issue too ... Seems the suspension squats a lot under acceleration and puts the lights right into on-coming driver's eyes.
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I think this needs to be a sticky. Good info!
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Most smart headlight adjustments covered here.
http://www.evilution.co.uk/index.php...men=Electrical
plus extra info.
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This link is not working for me... Am I alone on this.
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It is blank on the opening page view, Just scroll down, the information is there. Love the 12v modification............
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What browser are you using IE5?

The site is tested to work with all up to date browsers and the link works ok for me.
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Thanks for the great directions on the headlight adjustment. I too have been subject to people flashing their lights at me thinking I had my brights on. Feels good to know I wasn't the only one with that problem.

Have a great day!!
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