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Just had HID 6000k lights installed on my Escape. However I think the light are angled too high and would like to adjust the headlights to aim lower.

Any advice on how to do this?
 

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There's a recessed adjustment screw on the top of each headlamp assembly. 2008+ headlamps can be adjusted only vertically.
 

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jpark said:
There's a recessed adjustment screw on the top of each headlamp assembly. 2008+ headlamps can be adjusted only vertically.
Thanks! Also saw instructions in the Owners Manual. Will try to adjust them tonight.
 

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Hey, I should probabiy consider this. For some reason, the spray from the right bulb is a little lower than the left. I'll probably want to straighten that out before I go HID.
 

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I am having trouble finding a tool that is small enough to adjust the tiny screw to adjust the headlights vertically. I have tried a 1/4mm socket wrench and that is even too large!

How do they expect anyone to adjust the headlights?

Any help would be great!
 

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I think you need a 1/8th. I tried a 4mm and a 5mm. 4mm is too small, 5mm is too big. and the smallest socket i have is a 5/32

and using a wrench only ruins the screw
 

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My service advisor has just informed me.... it's a 4.5mm socket

:censor:
 

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Tang said:
My service advisor has just informed me.... it's a 4.5mm socket

:censor:
I wonder why that made it so difficult to adjust the headlights. I guess I will need to find a 4.5 mm socket to adjust them. Right now my HID lights are aimed way too high. Hopefully I can get this tool today.

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If it is trully 4.5mm socket there is no need to buy a ny new tool.Take your 5mm socket, stuff around its walls some kitchen towel paper and it will work fine since those little bolts are regulators and not fasteners.
 

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Good point...

...but my dealership says they'll take a look at it for me and fit it for free :)
 

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Tang said:
Good point...

...but my dealership says they'll take a look at it for me and fit it for free :)
I'm just going to take mine to the local dealer and have it done. I have tried a couple times and I dropped the socket and now it is somewhere in the bowels of the front of my escape, hope it doesn't damage anything. :censor:
 

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Sad, you lost it? :bang:

It'll probably just fall off into the road.
 

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Tang said:
Sad, you lost it? :bang:

It'll probably just fall off into the road.
Yeah, tried to locate it, yeah i figure it will fall out sometime. :wall:
 

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Your little socket is not something I want to find in one of my tires or chipping my windshield someday! Be responsible and get an extendable magnetic pick-up and fish that tool out of there. I'll thank you in advance. :thumb:
 
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