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Posted: 07/15/06 10:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anybody know how to adjust the headlights on a 2004 dodge?

We're carrying more STUFF this trip and my lights seem high. I have been looking everywhere and can't figgger it out..
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Posted: 07/15/06 11:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most of the new headlights have a fancy plastic gear driven device that adjusts the head lights. Instead of looking straight at the headlight for adjustment screws like the old days look on top of the grill around the back of the headlight. The adjustment heads are usually an external torx head or sometimes their is just a hole for the insertion of a special tool you insert to adjust. Their will be one for up and down and one for left and right adjustments per headlight.


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Posted: 07/16/06 12:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All I found that would still adjust headlights was Sears. But I found that it was easy enough to do it yourself, once locating the knobby "pegs" on the top rear of the light. PepBoys had a tool that helped. Just park at night in front of a wall, with your truck level, and set it like you like it, as long as you don't blind the poor other guy!


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Posted: 07/16/06 12:37am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but '04 Dodge Rams have NO vertical adjustment, only L-R.


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Posted: 07/16/06 07:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CTD Hauler wrote:

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but '04 Dodge Rams have NO vertical adjustment, only L-R.

I'm sure you are correct, but how can that be? That makes no sense to me.

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Posted: 07/16/06 07:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I adjusted the headlights vertically on my 2004.5 RAM 3500. There's an adjustment screw next to each headlight module, can't remember exactly where, but it was easy to access with the hood open. I recall it's a torx. A few quick turns and no more blinding the oncoming drivers.

Haven't tried looking for the adjustment on my 06 RAM 3500 yet, but maybe today after I load the TC for the first time.

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Posted: 07/16/06 08:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CTD Hauler wrote:

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but '04 Dodge Rams have NO vertical adjustment, only L-R.
Why would they do that? Are you sure it's not L-R that has been deleted and they only have U-D? This is how Ford has done it and while I don't agree with their idea, at least it retains the most useful adjustment.


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Posted: 07/16/06 10:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This might help It is for my 04-05 service manual
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Posted: 07/16/06 11:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I stand corrected. From the position of the adjustment screw, it looks like it would move the light too much side to side, but apparently not. Thanks Junket.
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Posted: 07/16/06 07:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone for the fast replys.

Junket,

Thanks for the manual pic. It'confusing b/c the number 2 screw that they are talking about is on the side of the light and as CTD mentioned it looks like it is just a side to side...[emoticon]

Here's my pic. I need to get something that fits in there and I'll try it.

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