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SilverDak01
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8/30/2003
12:33:20

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My dealer still hasn't backed up their promise of an owner's manual, and I'm tired of waiting on them. When my truck was repaired after my wreck, new headlights were installed. They are aimed way too low and I can't see when driving at night, and it's becoming dangerous. I need to know how to raise and aim the headlights and brightlights so that I can be a little safer coming up this pitch black road to my house. Thanks in advance.



SilverDak01
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8/30/2003
12:34:35

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Sorry. Forgot to say that it's a 2001 Dakota Sport.



Mykr
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8/30/2003
12:43:19

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Service Manual procedure:

LAMP ALIGNMENT SCREEN PREPARATION
(1) Position vehicle on a level surface perpendicular to a flat wall 7.62 meters (25 ft) away from front of headlamp lens.
(2) If necessary, tape a line on the floor 7.62
meters (25 ft) away from and parallel to the wall.
(3) Measure from the floor up 1.27 meters (5 ft)
and tape a line on the wall at the centerline of the vehicle. Sight along the centerline of the vehicle (from rear of vehicle forward) to verify accuracy of the line placement.
(4) Rock vehicle side-to-side three times to allow suspension to stabilize.
(5) Jounce front suspension three times by pushing downward on front bumper and releasing.
(6) Measure the distance from the center of headlamp lens to the floor. Transfer measurement to the alignment screen (with tape). Use this line for up/down adjustment reference.
(7) Measure distance from the centerline of the
vehicle to the center of each headlamp being aligned. Transfer measurements to screen (with tape) to each side of vehicle centerline. Use these lines for left/ right adjustment reference.

HEADLAMP ALIGNMENT
A properly aimed low beam headlamp will project a
high intensity light pattern on the screen with the horizontal cut-off line aligned with the tape line 130 mm. (5.12 in.) below the headlamp centerline. The intersection of the horizontal and 15 degree cut-off lines in the projected pattern should align to the intersection of the headlamp centerline vertical tape line and the tape line 130 mm. (5.12 in.) below the headlamp horizontal centerline. The high beam pattern
should be correct when the low beams are aligned properly. To adjust low beam headlamp, rotate alignment screws to achieve the specified aim.




SilverDak01
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8/30/2003
13:26:24

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This is in no way your fault, but I knew how to do that. lol. I just need to know where the ajustment screws are on the dakota headlights. I don't know how to get to them.



Mykr
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8/30/2003
22:01:21

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I sent you some info on that. Hope it helps



bowsun
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11/06/2003
17:14:47

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Same deal. 2000 Dakota QuadCab. Need to know location of adjustment screws. Thx.



Cheap Charley
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5/15/2015
01:02:57

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Above the centre of headlight is up and down, left and right are on the radiator side of light



Phillip Dale
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5/27/2018
00:28:48

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I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota. Just replaced the headlight turn signal assembly on both sides. How do I adjust the Aim of headlights?
Phil Dale



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