Headlights not adjusting

Discussion in 'Lighting, HID's, And Retrofitting' started by 671 Civic, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. 671 Civic

    671 Civic New Member

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    Hello Everyone. Ive been getting flashed a ton on lately and noticed my drivers side light is a bit higher than my passengers. I attempted to move my adjust my headlights and it does not appear to be doing anything. Its like the adjustment for the backside with the 10mm bolt isn't moving the headlight up or down. Any advice?
     
  2. bauer311
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    Are any of the bolts holding the headlight in place loose or have something under the bolt?
     
  3. fg3_colton

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    What year/body style is your Civic?

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  4. 671 Civic

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    2015 civic si sedan
     
  5. fg3_colton

    fg3_colton Well-Known Member

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    I believe you have 9006's as your low beams. Make sure they are seated correctly. Usually that's the most common problem

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  6. 671 Civic

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    Double checked all bolts. Going to pull the bumper again tomorrow. I replaced
    I’ll look at that tomorrow. Thank you for your response
     
  7. webby
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    this picture is from another car, but is what you're turning look like a gear with teeth?

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    It looks like a gear on the back of the headlight. You put a phillips down into it and spin it. One direction will raise the beam, and turning it the other way will lower. This is a video of a crv, but it shows what I'm referring to as well.


    View: https://youtu.be/RasZFPcu9kc
     
  8. 671 Civic

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    Yes that’s the bolt I’m adjusting. I’m using the 10mm from the back instead of the Phillips from the top.
     
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  9. freggie

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    As long as everything is seated correctly and it seems like it is way out of alignment. It takes a lot of turns to adjust the headlight, it moves it very slowly.
     
  10. webby
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    It definitely moves very slow. If you're saying it's too high, it also may not look to be moving if you're effectively trying to raise it up more and it's already maxed up. It'll take a lot of turning of that bolt in the other direction to get it to start going down.
     
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  11. 671 Civic

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    I am going to verify the seating. I maxed out both directions up and down till it didn’t turn anymore. I’ll report back.
     
  12. fg3_colton

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    This^

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  13. 671 Civic

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    I maxed out both directions till the bolt didn’t move. I’m almost positive it’s not seated correctly
     
  14. 671 Civic

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    I maxed out both directions till the bolt didn’t move. I’m almost positive it’s not seated correctly
     
  15. fg3_colton

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    In that case, Id recommend removing the assembly and re-seating the bulbs. It'll involve removing the bumper but it's the best option

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  16. 671 Civic

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    Thank you for the response. I’ll report back this afternoon. Appreciate all the advice
     
  17. fg3_colton

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    Just looked up your bulb type, you do in fact have 9006's. Make sure that you push slightly and twist clock wise when installing them. Match the three flaps with their matching holes on the assembly, push in and twist clockwise. If you just twist and not push, the bulb wont seat right.
     
  18. 671 Civic

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    All it turned out that the 9006 bulb was seated incorrectly. Once i pulled the headlights of and light pushed and turned clockwise it was good to go! Thanks for all your help!
     
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  19. 671 Civic

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    This is EXACTLY what fixed it. Thank you
     
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