Headlight adjustment

Headlight adjustment

Postby Mr.Billy on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:46 am

Can anyone please let me know how to adjust the headlights, on a 07 Triton GLXR, I cant work it out.......thanks.
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby ultimate on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:56 am

There is an adjuster on the rear of the headlight which you turn with a screwdriver. Once you pop the bonnet, you should be able to see it by looking down from the top of the light.
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby 4wd26 on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:04 pm

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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby NowForThe5th on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:10 pm

You'll need a 200mm (or longer) Phillips head screwdriver (#2 or #1). In the top of the radiator support. Next to the rubber block above the headlight is a hole. Insert screwdriver into the hole and down to the headlight until it engages with a notched metal wheel. Turn to adjust as required. There is another notched metal wheel on the other side of the light. Do the same here - just insert in to top and turn.

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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby Cowboy Dave on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:33 pm

is that a new record guys? 12 minutes flat for pics from the manual? sheesh...
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby ultimate on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:45 pm

:o Incredible work guys. Mine was just off the top of my head :( :lol:
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby smouch1975 on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:47 pm

4wd26 wrote:Click to view larger picture


What are the measurements on points (1), (2) and (3)?
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby Cowboy Dave on Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:04 pm

1.Inspect for badly rusted or faulty headlamp assemblies.
2.These conditions must be corrected before a satisfactory adjustment can be made.
3.Inspect tyre inflation, and adjust if it is necessary.
4.If the fuel tank is not filled up, put weight in the luggage compartment to make up for the fuel shortage so that the weight will become 90% of full-state weight or heavier. (0.8 kg per litter)
5.There should be no other load in the vehicle other than driver or substituted weight of approximately 75 kg placed in driver’s position.
6.Put the headlamp levelling switch in "0" position.
7.Thoroughly clean the headlamp lenses.
8.Place the vehicle on a level floor, perpendicular to a flat screen 3 m away from the bulb centre-marks on the headlamp lens.
9.Rock vehicle sideways to allow vehicle to assume its normal position.
10.Bounce the front suspension through three oscillations by applying the body weight to hood or bumper.
11.Run the engine at a speed of 2,000 r/min to charge the battery.
12.Four lines of adhesive tape (or equivalent markings) are required on screen or wall:

(1) Position a vertical tape or mark so that it is aligned with the vehicle centre line.
(2) Measure the distance from the centre-marks on the headlamp lens to the floor. Transfer the measurement to the screen. Horizontal tape or mark on the screen is for reference of vertical adjustment.
(3) Measure the distance from the centre line of the vehicle to the centre of each headlamp. Transfer the measurement to the screen. Vertical tape or mark on the screen with reference to the centre line of each headlamp bulb.

note Height from the floor to the centre of the headlamps (Reference value): 892 mm <Single cab> or 887 mm <Club cab and double cab>



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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby Cowboy Dave on Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:05 pm

bugger, a minute off the pace, going to have to improve my game. no hang on a minute, I work for a living, what am I doing on here anyway...
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby 4wd26 on Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:46 pm

Cowboy Dave wrote:is that a new record guys? 12 minutes flat for pics from the manual? sheesh...


I went through the manual a while back. Saved and hosted a few of the pictures I thought might be worth while.


http://publicgallery.stevenbowden.com/gallery/Triton?page=14
starting from the link going forward in pages

the whole triton gallery has pictures/ stuff of interest- well to a triton nerd.... :mrgreen:
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby NowForThe5th on Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:08 pm

That instruction is a bit misleading - it doesn't allow for the required downslope of the lights, i.e. it sets the low beam at perfectly horizontal and assumes adjustment via a height adjustment switch, which we don't have.

The top of the low beam should slope down by 1.2% so you need to measure the height from the floor to the centre of each light (marked by a small circle in the lens) and then set the height of the tape on the wall reduced by 1.2% for the distance from the wall to the vehicle. Thus, if the wall is 3m away (this is very close and difficult to get accurate aiming) and the centre of the light is at 892mm then the height of the tape on the wall should be 892 - (892 x 0.012 x 3) = 860mm

It's much easier to aim with the vehicle about 8m from the wall.
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby ultimate on Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:29 pm

Or use one of these machines ;) :lol:

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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby Mr.Billy on Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:37 pm

thankyou all for the info....will give it a go.
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Headlight adjustment

Postby smouch1975 on Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:37 pm

I'm pulling this one up. Do I have to make these adjustments now the Ute is 2" taller? Or just accept everything is 2" taller?

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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby NowForThe5th on Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:55 am

Always worth re-checking. When you do any suspension lift the front doesn't always change by the same amount as the rear which usually comes up more. So, you'll likely end up with your lights aimed a bit further down than is ideal. It's often best to put a bit of weight in the back to simulate driving with a moderate load. That way, when empty your lights will aim down a touch but when loaded you won't be spotting koalas.
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby ultimate on Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:08 am

The headlights should be adjusted with any height suspension lift. We never let a vehicle leave without it being done.
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Headlight adjustment

Postby smouch1975 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:53 am

Thanks very much, I'll get onto that today

Anyone else notice this thread kicked off exactly one year ago, lay dormant since and was resurrected exactly one year to the day later?
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby JamoGLXR on Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:46 pm

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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby Brent1 on Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:17 pm

Thanks for the info
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Adjusting Headlights

Postby mIwoo on Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:04 pm

This is going to come as a dumb q but...

In our tritons, what are the distances from the wall & how high are the markers are meant to be have so I can adjust my lights properly? I think the distance from the wall is 25 feet, but i'm unsure of the height (because the height of the vehicle is what changes it). My lights are way too high and spread... i'm getting flashed by cars on low beam. I adjusted my HID's spotties in the paddock.. but they're different.
Its not in the manual....
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby Cowboy Dave on Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:08 pm

Posts merged. So go back to the start of this thread and read down and you will find the answers you need.
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby mIwoo on Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:20 pm

thanks CD
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby gaspode on Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:51 pm

After you all stop laughing about this, I would like some help with a little problem I have caused my Triton. I installed a HID conversion kit and was adjusting my drivers side headlight down. In the process of doing this, I managed to go to far on the vertical adjustment and heard a "pop" :oops: .

The reflector now has no vertical adjustment and it appears I have wound off the adjustment completely. All my attempts thus far to reconnet the bit have meet with no success.

My question is am I able to fix this by removing the headlight or am I up for a new one.

I should add that I have taken it for a drive, and by chance the light is in a happy place, i.e. not pointing at rooting possums or into oncoming traffic, just a bit lower than I would like ot to be.
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby davo94 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:56 pm

You should be able to remove the globe and fiddle around with it
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Re: Headlight adjustment

Postby gaspode on Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:04 pm

Cheers Davo, I'll give that a go on the weekend, might have some more success in daylight. Will let you know how it goes.
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