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Old 10 Mar 2012, 05:14 pm
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Question AIMING headlights?

im getting some new headlights.........mine are crap, and instead of polish id rather get some new black ones LOL. anyway do these headlights need to be aimed? it doesnt look like they have screws for aiming so i was just curious as to what im getting into

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Old 10 Mar 2012, 05:32 pm
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I would suggest they be aimed. I'm getting ready to try and pull that section from the OEM Service Manual so I can post it here. Once done I'll PM you.
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Old 10 Mar 2012, 05:58 pm
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thanks that would help a lot!!!
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Old 10 Mar 2012, 06:04 pm
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man nothing drives me nuts more than someone driving towards you with misaligned headlights.
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Old 10 Mar 2012, 06:16 pm
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I agree, and the aiming instructions are quite simple. I do mine once a year. I have to go to my storage unit because you need a flat surface that allows you to set up 25' from the nose to the wall, and the wall needs to be fairly flat, so that you can mark off all the settings. Me, I take a roll of that blue painters tape and mark it all off. Really an easy job.
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Old 10 Mar 2012, 06:23 pm
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Default Re: AIMING headlights?

Okay, posted the '06 and up headlight alignment instructions from the OEM Service Manual on our Tech / Performance thread. Go there and download, it's a small file.

I'll post the <'06 shortly, it's much longer process so I have to go through several sections to combine them into one.
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Old 10 Mar 2012, 06:45 pm
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Okay, posted the '01 through '05 headlight alignment instructions from the OEM Service Manual on our Tech / Performance thread. These include both North American and the Export versions of the PT.
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Old 10 Mar 2012, 07:28 pm
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awesome thanks!!
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Old 11 Mar 2012, 04:55 pm
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so im pretty good i think with aiming..ive read over the procedure like 5 times....however i dont know where the ailngment screws are?? some please show me.............

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Old 11 Mar 2012, 06:34 pm
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What year is your PT? '06 is pretty easy, haven't tried it on previous models. According to the instructions, it looks like there's an access hatch in front of the tire? There is one in the '06 and up. I actually pull some of the plastic panels off underneath so that I can roll my fat gut under the pt to do the adjustments. To me it takes a bit to get them off but it makes getting to the alignment screws much easier.
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