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    Default How to adjust headlights on a 8th gen civic?

    Can anyone let me know how I can adjust the alignment of headlights of the 8th gen civic? They are a bit on the lower side which is not safe especially on highways. I do not want to go Honda and pay them Rs. 500+ for a simple job. If I am not wrong, there is some sort of screw which adjusts the headlights level. Can anyone guide?


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    Since you have HID's and they produce alot of glare and beam is not pointed correctly.

    first thing if Honda has a machine to do it this way will fail becasue you have HID's

    secondly follow this make a chart or mark it on the wall
    http://www.coolbulbs.com/HID-VISUAL-...-PROCEDURE.pdf

    and third way is just adjust them as you like drive it for a while and adjust again to your liking.

    Open your hood, theres a hole above the light. and clockwise is up and anti clock wise is down i guess. Though i have never done it my self or witnessed it
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertypoiu View Post
    Open your hood, theres a hole above the light. and clockwise is up and anti clock wise is down i guess. Though i have never done it my self or witnessed it
    Thanks. This is what I was looking for but would appreciate any more details. Any precautions that need to be taken?

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    Found some pictures which might be of some help.

    This is basically the screw but you'll find the hole on the top side. You can have an estimate by putting a long screwdriver I think "+" one, in that hole and the screwdriver should fit on the screw.

    How to adjust headlights on a 8th gen civic? -232775

    This is basically the architecture of the adjustment screw.

    How to adjust headlights on a 8th gen civic? -232776

    This picture belongs to the manual of 1998 Civic. Normally, the logic remains the same but the location of the hole may vary.

    How to adjust headlights on a 8th gen civic? -232777

    As far as the precautions are concerned, this is what the current manual has to say.

    How to adjust headlights on a 8th gen civic? -232783
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    Thanks istafa111 for the detailed reply. Actually there has been an interesting development today. I thoroughly checked the lights today and it seems that the low beam is perfect but the high beam is a bit low. I'll try taking some pics but how is this possible?

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    HID's making it look like that or they went a bit off then Hid's were fited
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    Qwertypoiu may be right. This may be the cause of difference that you are noticing.
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