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#1 (permalink) Old 12-03-2007, 01:57 PM
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Hey everyone, just wondering how to vertically adjust the headlights in my 04 optima lx, for some reason they seem as though they're aimed rather low and because of that they dont shine very far ahead of me making it difficult to see sometimes, at first i thought the bulbs had maybe dimmed so i picked up a pair of silverstars but i still have the same problem just the light is whiter , any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks
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The dim lights are like that in nearly all cars. They are like that so that they don't blind passer-by's.

I don't think it is illegal to adjust them... but I would check local laws just in case. You don't want to get pulled over because a cop thinks your brights are on.

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Edit: P.S. STAY AWAY FROM SILVERSTARS! They are the worst pieces of garbage ever to enter the world of headlight bulbs.

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2. They blow easily.
3. They last 1/10 as long as any other type of bulb.

Get some Sylvania XV bulbs. They are half the price and last more than 10 times longer.

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Silverstars suck, complete waste of $$$, as for aiming the headlamps, you can do that, unbolt them and look for a round wheel that has teeth. Use a philips head screw driver and turn the round wheel, until the light is aimed the way you want it.
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silverstars do suck, after having them in for two days they somehow caused the fuse to blow multiple times, i even had it looked at and all they did was take them out checked the wiring and put them back in, it worked fine until today which again they caused the fuse to blow, i thought something was touching and causing it to blow but im not much of an electrical person, i think ill just put the stock bulbs back in until i get my keys money for school and i can order an hid kit.
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You didn't touch the bulbs did you? That will cause them to burn out... For bulbs I would actually recommend HELLA brand bulbs. I recently put in a set of Silverstars and I am very impressed. That is one of the few things I have luck with: bulbs, unlike tires and transmissions, =D.

As for adjusting it isn't illegal to adjust them, just make sure that you are not blinding oncoming traffic.

If you can, you can also bias the horizontal angle towards the road shoulder, and raise the lights a bit. This may allow some more room for adjustment.

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no thebulbs are fine it's the fuse under the hood for the headlights that has blown atleast 4 to 5 times since i installed them, i've changed the bulbs before so i know how to install them and i had them checked out and the fuse blew a day later, i put my old bulbs back in and now everything is fine, i'd rather have the silverstars because i like the color but i guess ill keep these in until i get hids, hopefully they wont cause the fuse to blow to, that would be an expensive invesment not to work
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I went ahead and ordered a 6k hid kit so hopefully that will solve my issues concerning visibility, with my luck something will go wrong with that though. Plus i have to wait two weeks to get my car out of the shop because some senior citizen slammed in the front end, but im hoping everything will work with out any problems.
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