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For those of you that had read my previous Thread, you may be familiar with my problem - here's a new one that I need help with.

Previous Thread: http://www.custommagnums.com/forums...sion/28290-2008-hid-conversion-kit-funny.html
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Now my new problem,

Having recent success with my HID Headlights, i've noticed a SIGNIFICANT difference in where the two headlight beams are aiming. I've searched forums and searched the general web to see if I can find something - but i'm having no such luck at the current moment. Has anyone that does have or had a 08 Magnum, have you ever aimed the headlights, and if so - how did you do it?

I am very mentally familiar with the setup of my headlights in the back, and I can't seem to understand where the lights will be adjusted at. The only thing I see is that there is a Grey/Silver ring where the headlight plugs into, and on the upper left and upper right of that ring, are 2 phillips head screws. Now because i do not know the nature of why those screws are there, I have not messed with them....can someone assist me in either a verbal description of where to look, or even a picture of an 08 factory headlight would be bitchin.

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i have an 08 my self i have never had that problem aiming the lights are u sure u have tha bulb in there tight cause that has happen to me this is what works for me wait till it gets dark and turn ur lights on get under the hood and if u have light coming thru the bulb and the light housing like a crack then u didn't screw that bulb in right i also read a long time ago but i dont think our cars have it a screw on the top of the light housing that u would adjust but i haven't seen that i hope this helps u some how

here it is
http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=109365
 

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I have to agree with Supreme, I installed a new headlight in my minivan (no comments plez!) and even though it was "locked" in, it turned out I did not have the bulb seated correctly and it was WAY off, I removed the locking ring and reseated and now it is PERFECT!!

Hope you can find the problem as easy as I did...
 

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do you have projectors or factory?? there shouldnt be an aiming issue with the factory. I have 8k's and no problems here
 

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well i tried to re-seat the bulb, and I was very careful in its placement, and it's still not right. I wonder if the actual bulb itself is deformed....
 

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Yeah.....i've searched these headlights, and in-short of taking them out of my car, I can't find any visible point to aim these headlights. I'm just about to give up and leave them the way they are. I'm a bit of a perfectionist....sure it will annoy the hell out of me...but it's just something i'll probably have to live with. LOL
 

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Front Lamp Aiming Notes FRONT LAMP AIMING

VEHICLE PREPARATION FOR LAMP ALIGNMENT



  1. Check for and correct any burnt out bulbs.
  2. Repair or replace any faulty, worn or damaged body or suspension components that could hinder proper lamp alignment.
  3. Verify proper tire inflation pressures.
  4. Remove any accumulations of mud, snow or ice from the vehicle underbody and clean the front lamp lenses.
  5. Verify that there is no load in the vehicle (cargo or passengers), except for the driver.
  6. The fuel tank should be Full. Add 2.94 kilograms (6.5 pounds) of weight over the fuel tank for each estimated gallon of missing fuel.
  7. Verify correct vehicle suspension height.
LAMP ALIGNMENT SCREEN PREPARATION



The procedure that follows will prepare a suitable front lamp alignment screen.



  1. Tape a line on a level floor 7.62 meters (25 feet) away from and parallel to the flat wall that will be used as the lamp alignment screen. The level floor will be used as the horizontal zero reference.
  2. An adjacent wall or floor member that is perpendicular to the alignment screen can be used as the vertical zero reference. If there is no adjacent wall or floor member that is perpendicular to the screen, tape a second line on the floor perpendicular to both the alignment screen and the first line, and outboard of either side of where the vehicle will be positioned. This will be used as the vertical zero reference.
  3. Position the vehicle so that the side of the vehicle is parallel to the vertical zero reference, and so that the front of the lamp lenses are in the vertical plane of the parallel line taped on the floor 7.62 meters (25 feet) away from the screen.
  4. Rock the vehicle side-to-side three times to allow the suspension to stabilize.
  5. Jounce the front suspension three times by pushing downward on the front bumper and releasing.
  6. Measure the distance between the optical center of one of the lamps being aimed (head or fog) and the floor (horizontal zero reference). Transfer this measurement to the alignment screen with a piece of tape placed horizontally to the floor. This line will be used as the lamp horizontal reference.
  7. Measure the distance between the vertical zero reference and the optical center of the nearest lamp being aimed (head or fog). Transfer this measurement to the alignment screen with a piece of tape placed vertically across the appropriate (head or fog) lamp horizontal reference. This is the centerline reference for the first lamp.
  8. Measure the distance on center between the first and the second lamp being aimed. Transfer this measurement to the alignment screen with a second piece of tape placed vertically across the appropriate (head or fog) lamp horizontal reference. This is the centerline reference for the second lamp.
HEADLAMP ALIGNMENT

There are three different kinds of headlamp aiming procedures:



  • Visual Aim Optical Left (VOL) - 300C with halogen and 300C w/HID.
  • Visual Aim Optical Right (VOR) - 300/300 Touring and Dodge Magnum.
  • Export - 300C w/HID - Export vehicles.
The VOL or VOR is embossed on the lower front of each headlamp unit.

VOL HEADLAMP AIMING



With the horizontal centerline of the headlamp (2) transferred on the wall, measure down 53 mm (2.1 in). This line (1) will be the vertical aiming mark. Using the left side of the headlamp vertical centerline (3), adjust the headlamp unit so the residual light from the headlamp, not the hot spot, is even with the line (1) that was marked previously 53 mm (2.1 in) below the horizontal centerline (2). The ideal alignment should be (5). The right headlamp aiming will be the same, but using the area left of right headlamp vertical centerline (not shown).



  1. Turn the headlamps On and select the Low beams.
  2. Rotate the headlamp vertical adjustment screw (and horizontal on export) on each lamp to adjust the beam height as required.
VOR HEADLAMP AIMING



With the horizontal centerline of the headlamp (1) transferred on the wall, this line (1) will be the vertical aiming mark. Using the right side of the headlamp vertical centerline (2 for the left and 4 for the right), adjust the headlamp unit so the residual light from the headlamp is even with the horizontal centerline (1). The ideal alignment should be (5).



  1. Turn the headlamps On and select the Low beams.
  2. Rotate the headlamp vertical adjustment screw (and horizontal on export) on each lamp to adjust the beam height as required.
EXPORT HEADLAMP AIMING



With the horizontal centerline of the headlamp (1) transferred on the wall, measure down 76 mm (3 in). This line (6) will be the vertical aiming mark. Using the intersecting point (5) of the horizontal centerline (6) and the vertical centerline (2) for the left headlamp, adjust the headlamp unit horizontally and vertically so (5) is the intersecting point at lines (6 and 2). For the right headlamp unit, cover up the left headlamp and follow the same procedure but intersecting at (6 and 4).



  1. Turn the headlamps On and select the Low beams.
  2. Rotate the headlamp vertical adjustment screw (and horizontal on export) on each lamp to adjust the beam height as required.
FOG LAMP ALIGNMENT

A properly aimed front fog lamp will project a pattern on the alignment screen 100 millimeters (4 inches) below the fog lamp centerline and straight ahead of the lamp.





  1. Turn the fog lamps On.
  2. Rotate the fog lamp vertical adjustment screw (2) on each lamp to adjust the beam height as required.
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
HELLSFIRE, thanks for that - I had that information, but I need to know where the adjustment screws are for the headlights on a 08 Magnum.
 

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The only screw on the 08 headlight are the 2 that mount the headlight to car. Other then messing with those (i.e. spacers) there is no way to align the headlight.
 

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really bro? post it publically, PMing this dude only helps one person. You seem very knowledgeable on the topic, why not help the greater community? I know I'm replying to a 12 year old post but there's nothing in this world more disappointing than seeing "PMd you the solution" on a forum.
 
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