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Old 06-13-2009, 08:14 PM
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Default 2000 MPV headlight beam too high

For some reason my 2000 MPV's right headlight beam is higher than the left. The owner's manual does not show how to adjust the height. Does anyone have this problem? Is there any way to adjust the lights without seeing mechanic?
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I replaced a lamp in my Honda's headlight once and it wasn't seated in the socket properly, although the retainer clip was secure. That caused the aiming to be off and I had to re-seat it. It didn't help that I was out-of-state in a Wal-Mart parking lot at night when I replaced it. ;-)

Almost all headlights have two adjustment screws. One is directly above the headlight and the other is on the outer edge of the headlight. (right side on drivers - left side on passengers) Counter-Clockwise moves the light 'out' -- Clockwise moves it 'in' toward the engine compartment. So it sounds like you need to turn your top adjustment screw slightly CCW on your right headlight.

It is best to park on a level spot squarely in front of a brick wall to adjust the headlights. Then you can use the brick lines as a guide to see the beam moving as you adjust them.
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