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Old 11-24-2018, 05:33 PM   #1
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Question Headlights

I bought new headlights but they are shining abnormally low to the ground. The ones I purchased are from amazon for $88.97. “Saturn Ion Sedan 4 Door Ion-1 Ion-2 Ion-3 03-07 Head Light Lamp Lh + Rh” But I think they might not be very high quality which is why there is a variance in them. Unfortunately I can’t post links on here yet so I can’t show them directly.


I was thinking of returning these if possible and just buying the OEM ones but they are over twice as expensive. Anyone have recommendations? For the Saturn ion 1 you can’t adjust the lights. You get what you get.

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Old 11-24-2018, 09:37 PM   #2
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On your vehicle there is no focus and I don't believe there is a horizontal adjustment but it sounds like you need a vertical adjustment to bring the light up.There is a vertical adjustment on your headlights (it is a DOT requirement).

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Old 11-27-2018, 01:29 AM   #3
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I have the same headlights, pretty much, and mine are also pointed straight at the ground... there is an adjustment but the issue is with the mounts... the mounting pin doesn’t go through them correctly and as a result the lights point down and the beam pattern is wrecked...

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Old 11-27-2018, 01:07 PM   #4
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If 19boneatock88 is correct - and it seems so to me - then replacement mounting pins (and other related parts[??]) need to be found to correct the aiming of the headlight assemblies. If no more new OEM replacement parts are available then you will need to search wrecking yards for them, either at a self-serve type or traditional one. The following websites may be of help.

https://www.gmpartscenter.net

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https://www.lkqpickyourpart.com

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Old 11-28-2018, 02:27 PM   #5
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The metal pins would be easy enough to recreate from, say, a piece of 1/4” all thread, but the mounts themselves are what I believe to be the problem, or st least in my car... I ordered aftermarket header panels after my last deer hit and ever since I replaced the panels and lights I cant see while driving after dark...

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