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Unread 11-10-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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Hi Beams pointing on mountain side

Hey just got some new hi beams bulbs, But I noticed that the hi beams
are pointing like 15 degrees high . Lol'' really this is not the way I thank
Hi Beams should be, there shining on the mountain sides an maybe a tenth
of the beam is touching the road way in front of me .

Has anyone ever experienced this too ?
an is there, way to adjust the Hi Beams ?
Just bought the Hella 100w 9005 sx .

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Unread 11-10-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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Some thing tells me your using the term Mountain a bit loosely.but Mabey that's because I was born and raised in Colorado.

Could just be the entire housings aim is off. Other wise check the back of the housing make sure every thing is tight.

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Unread 11-10-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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Definitely a possibility. If a bulb isn't sitting inprobably it can cause issues with proper output.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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Definitely a possibility. If a bulb isn't sitting inprobably it can cause issues with proper output.
Well the bulbs are pointing straight, but if you stand back an look straight
at the head light, during the daylight hours '' the reflectors look tilted back .
I don't know how to fix that ? but I'll keep thanking .

Check out this vid .

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Unread 11-12-2013, 09:22 AM   #5
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If all else fails take them apart and see what you find.

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Unread 11-12-2013, 09:32 AM   #6
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Did you ever re-aim your headlights after your lift?

If not, it's probably been that way since then, but with the brighter bulbs it's just more noticeable. I'm willing to bet if you properly re-aim them you'll also notice improved visibility out of your low beams as well.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 07:59 AM   #7
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I could be wrong but after looking at My headlight assembly it looks like the low beams are the only beams adjustable.i did however notice that the mounting points the the back of the housing can be adjusted to well. One option might be too adjust the housing with the mounting points and then re aim the low beams

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Unread 11-15-2013, 08:24 AM   #8
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Jrboarder, are they the factory housings? As far as I'm aware the only way to adjust the factory housings is with the elevation screw which tilts the entire house up or down. I don't know of anyway to adjust the beams independently aside from taking apart the housing and doing a custom job.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 09:05 AM   #9
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Jrboarder, are they the factory housings? As far as I'm aware the only way to adjust the factory housings is with the elevation screw which tilts the entire house up or down. I don't know of anyway to adjust the beams independently aside from taking apart the housing and doing a custom job.
Yes they are factory, I was looking at the reflectors in side the housing and noticed that only the low beam reflectors have a steal rod that looks like another screw. it attaches to the back of the low beam reflector and goes strait back to the aiming assembly but I see nothing on the high beam reflectors. Now if you pull your housing off and look at the back you can see that they attach to the body via three round studs. these studs have threads on them and can be screwed in and out of the housing . My thought is that if these are screwed in and out one by one, they will adjust the direction of the housing.
I can't say that those studs were designed that way but I don't see why it can't be done

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Unread 11-15-2013, 10:47 AM   #10
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Yeah I'm familiar with the housing...

http://wjjeeps.com/lamps/headlightrem2a.jpg

The rod you see in the center going up is what tilts the low and high beams together.
Read subsection "C"
http://wjjeeps.com/lamps/headlamps.htm#ALIGN

As far as using the ball sockets to adjust left to right, it won't work as they are not on the same axis and not designed to angle the lights out/in. For example if you back the top right stud out and turn the bottom left stud in (to angle the light that direction). The light will not only turn out but will also tilt at a downwards angle... not to mention the light housing then won't be sitting right and will look retarded with your body lines.

I'm also willing to bet that if you start messing with those studs, then you'll find the mounting bolt hole on the housing won't line up with the car anymore, as you will have pushed the housing away from the car too far.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #11
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Those three screws are ball studs and are NOT for adjusting anything on the headlight. If you keep them anything but tight you risk a stress crack in the housing. The wj only has an adjustment for the low beam and the high beam falls in behind the low beam. Make sure you have the bulb seated correctly in the headlight assembly. To be honest, for 100watts, that didn't look like you got too much gain in visibility over a 65W 9005XS. I just removed the low beam 9006XS and replaced them with hi beam 9005XS. The only thing I needed to do was add the yellow washer off the 9006 to the base of the 9005 WITH the red washer to keep the bulb seated snug in the housing. WAY better visibility in my opinion.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 08:08 PM   #12
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I realized that this is not what they are for, but had to use them to aim my light back to center on my old WJ after I realized that it had been in an accident and no amount of new housings were going to fix it. Now that I have learned that the low beams move with the highs when aimed, its not going to help wj2000 any ways.
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