Where are the heck the adjustment screws for 2002 Protege5's headlights? My headlights need to be adusted so badly, but I can not find any adjustment screws around the headlights like my 1980Chevy pickup does. My lowbeam is aiming perfectly horizontal and my high beam is aiming above the horizontal line. I have to aim them much lower.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Last edited by Tekkamaki; 01-05-2009 at 06:41 PM.
Thank you, o.g.sk8er. I am going to try to find it and make an adjustment.
There aren't seperate adjustments for low & hi. Set the lows, deal with the highs or the opposite if you happen to use highs more than lows.
Please properly aim the lows.
If they are aimed right, the high's are just right as well
If that isn't neough, you can always upgrade the foglights to a driving light
Protege to MX-5 lineage
Kevin did it before Phil did, Phil was before Andrew, who was before Bruce, Chris, Tony, Phen, Tylor, Mahk, Roy, John, Jerry, Rob, Shadow, Josh, Scratch, Dub, Andrew, Vocko, Matt V, Protojason, chiefmg, Tungsten, 2.0t03speed and Tylor again
At night take the car to a dark parking lot or alleyway where there is flat level ground beside a building or wall, park the driver side of the car close to the wall in a paralell manner. You should see the beam of the headlights and a decent cutoff line to work with. Now block off the pass light with a towel or something so that its beam does not hit the wall this will allow you to adjust the drivers side, from the headlight to about 25' ahead the beam cutoff should drop no less than 2", that from what I can remember is the proper DOT limit. Next do the passenger light by again covering up the drivers side light.
Reason for using the drivers side of the car for light aiming is that the right side of the beam will deflect up diagonally which makes aiming very hard.
I just adjust till they are too low, then continue to drive around bringing them up till i get flashed
then, take em back down 1/8 to 1/4 turn, then i'm golden
but if they are lined up but pointing up blinding other drivers you won't be able to tell by pointing the car at a wall. Parking parallel to the wall, very close to the wall that is you can see your beam along the wall and see the slope of the beam.
Pic of my old MP3 with HID projectors. This is what I mean
Last edited by Guvner; 01-06-2009 at 02:29 PM.
What happened to those headlights?
What projectors were they?
That car and its lights are long gone, they were Audi RS4/RS6 bi-xenon's.
Can I ask why?
I've got Acura TL's being retro'd into sedan lights.
I sold the lights to some other MP3 owner a couple months before I sold the car which was back in early 2007. Loved the lights and would love to have the cash to do a retro in my new MP5, but I'm broke.
righty tighty (down)
lefty loosey (up)
there's also another bolt towards the outside of the back housing that makes the lights go left and right
don't force it... if at any point it stops moving stop turning... you will strip the cheapo plastic thing those bolts screw into... you will have to open the lights to replace them
i've learned from experience... but if you do strip them... i've found similiar pieces at o'reallys that i replaced mine with
Last edited by 808MP5; 12-26-2012 at 04:48 AM.