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Can you adjust the headlight beam?

My right headlight projects a beam that is higher than the left. How can I make them even? Do they adjust?
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:25 AM
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most headlights have an adjustment screw. Not sure if this is the same for your year. here is the 3rd gen diagram.
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Thanks! I will try this. My altima is a 2011
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Stick a #2 or #3 phillips screw driver down into the screw, turn clockwise to raise the beam and counter clockwise to lower the beam.


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How many screws do you need to take off to remove the headlight itself?

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You have to take the bumper off!!?!?!

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You dont have to remove the headlight to adjust the beam. There is a 10mm bolt in the back of the headlights housing to adjust the beam. You can use a 10mm socket wrench or a phillips screw driver to make the adjustments.



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You dont have to remove the headlight to adjust the beam. There is a 10mm bolt in the back of the headlights housing to adjust the beam. You can use a 10mm socket wrench or a phillips screw driver to make the adjustments.
I clearly can't find that screw, let alone get a screwdriver by it, its jam packed around there.

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Take you car to the dealership and ask them to show you where the adjustment bolts are. Then use a socket wrench to get to it.



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http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/200...djustment.html
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Is it significantly higher? The right side is supposed to be higher so that it illuminates the road signs on the side of the road. If they were both at that height, than the left side would be directed into the eyes of oncoming drivers.

Just something to think about.
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Its possible to adjust the beam. Just find the screws on the inner side of the focus unit and try to rotate it with a screwdriver. Its better to do this activity when it is dark.
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