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Old 12-01-2006, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default Headlight allignment on a Saturn Sl 2002

Can anyone tell me how to adjust my headlights I have a chiltons manual but what it tells me seems to just not work. Can those things strip out and not adjust?
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Headlight allignment on a Saturn Sl 2002

I tried... and failed miserably... to adjust mine. My left headlight ended up pointing exactly where the right one pointed. Lucky for me, my car was broadsided / totaled a week later, so my insurance company bought me a new car with perfectly aimed headlights.

Seriously, that's one of those things I'd let the dealer take care of. At best, you're gonna blind the person in front of you, and at worst, you can't see where you're going.

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Old 12-01-2006, 11:11 PM   #3
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Wrench Re: Headlight allignment on a Saturn Sl 2002

Maybe you intended to post to the S Series forums. But this is an issue that is interesting to L-Series owners as well. I am sure that the headlight aim is different for the S, but here is what I found out recently by playing with the adjuster screws:

- The adjustment screws closest to the outside on each headlight unit control the vertical position of the low beam.

- The inner adjustment screws control the FOCUS of the low beams. This may need to be readjusted if the vertical position is changed.

By optimizing the focus, I found I could get a very clean cutoff at the top of the low beam pattern.

See also the advice on aim on www.danielsternlighting.com

You need a 5mm allen key for adjustment.

The adjustment screws operate by moving the reflector inside the headlight unit. The low beam bulb is actually buried down a reflective tube. The focus is quite sensitive to its position down the tube.

Whenever you put in a new bulb, the lights need readjustment.

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Old 12-01-2006, 11:13 PM   #4
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On re-reading my post, I think I got the inner and outer screw description backwards.

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