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Default 2005 Kia Spectra - Headlight Adjustment

I did a quick search before posting this question and did not see anything relevant.

Over the past few months I have noticed more and more people flashing me thinking my highbeams were on, when it was just my regular headlights. They become real unhappy when they get flashed back.

I have taken a quick look for some adjusters but have been unable to locate them. It had been mentioned to me that the car may be new enought hat it doesnt have adjusters? This doesn't make sense to me.

Does anyone know where the adjusters may beon a 2005 Kia Spectra?

Thanks in advance for any support.

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Yup, just did one the other day.

You'll find 2 adjusters on the top of the bulb holder.

Vertical is towards the outside and horizontal is towards the inside.

It's probably all covered in here too. http://www.kia-forums.com/do-yoursel...e-manuals.html

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Moved to correct forum...

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Thanks for the replay and for moving this to the correct forum.

I took a quick look again before heading into work and still do not see any adjustment screws easily accessible. I don't think I have ever seen them hidden or difficult to get to either.

Is there a panel or plastic cover I may need to remove to get to them?

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Thanks for the replay and for moving this to the correct forum.

I took a quick look again before heading into work and still do not see any adjustment screws easily accessible. I don't think I have ever seen them hidden or difficult to get to either.

Is there a panel or plastic cover I may need to remove to get to them?

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Yes, but again get into the service manual,

http://www.kia-forums.com/do-yoursel...e-manuals.html

It's very clear, as I just checked it.
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I found the diagram and instructions on that linked site, Printed them out, and took a look at it today.

Were they are showing the adjustments to be, I see holes but no adjusters. The holes literally go straight through with nothing on the other side. Only thing I can see remotly close are the two mounting bolts for the assembly. Are these what they are using to make the adjustments?

Thanks Again,

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I found the diagram and instructions on that linked site, Printed them out, and took a look at it today.

Were they are showing the adjustments to be, I see holes but no adjusters. The holes literally go straight through with nothing on the other side. Only thing I can see remotly close are the two mounting bolts for the assembly. Are these what they are using to make the adjustments?

Thanks Again,

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I was also trying to adjust my beam height with no successs. I pulled my battery out and found that the adjusters on my '06 Spec 5 would require special tools [dealer only] if done from the top. It works like a pinion gear where you rotate a ring gear to change vertical or horizontal. With the battery out you can just use a Phillips head screw driver and move the lights from the rear. I hooked up jumper cables to power the lights while setting them. While in there, I also found that the air intake comes from in front of the battery, not in the wheel well as it looks. I plan to add a cold air kit soon and should be able to get rid of several parts.
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you can actually go a much cheaper route for temporary purposes and just pull the tube and resonator off. The remaing tube left from the airbox just reaches below the battery and will draw cooler air from the fender. Of course not as effective as a true cai, but i have done it myself and have seen better throttle response and can chirp in second gear now. it also doesnt seem to bog as much in 1st or 2nd gear anymore.
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