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Old 09-12-2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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Anyone know how many turns it takes before there is a noticeable change in the verticle position of the headlamps on a 2010 F150?

I leveled mine and want to get the headlights back where they should be. So far I've turned the adjustment wheel with a #2 phillips screwdriver 20 times counterclockwise (as the Ford manual says to do); but I can't tell that they have lowered any.

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Something is not engaging (screwdriver).

A few turns, like 3 or 4 or so shows a difference as the gearing is not that fine.

I have some pics of the teeth and how they interact with screwdriver i can post later, if someone does not chime in before, but the screwdriver is not directly going into a phillips screw head recess, it is going obliquely into a gear which turns another gear.
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I am having the same issue with my Halos. I am interested in seeing the pics.
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Interested, I will be in the same boat soon.
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My problem was the screwdriver not engaging on the white wheel that is down in the adjustment hole. 20 turns would definitely give you movement. I had to angle the screwdriver so the head was pressed to the white wheel and make sure it was rotating after I leveled mine. And of course I was in the dark too...
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I'll try angling the screwdriver more tonight when I get home and see if that works.

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volfire brings up good points, these pics hopefully will show a little about the hole the screwdriver goes down in, and a little of the white gear teeth it engages when angled correctly. Also, if you can get to back of this thing you can just turn the big white hex part of the gear. Headlights actually come out within two minutes with three screws if you like:









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volfire brings up good points, these pics hopefully will show a little about the hole the screwdriver goes down in, and a little of the white gear teeth it engages when angled correctly. Also, if you can get to back of this thing you can just turn the big white hex part of the gear. Headlights actually come out within two minutes with three screws if you like:
Great pics johnwill!

And, THANK YOU to you guys for taking the time to aim the lights properly after a level or lift!
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Use a number 2 phillips that will do the trick flat heads dont turn gears properly
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Yep. Op used 2 phillips, just like manual said to.
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