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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight Adjustment Help

I feel real stupid for not being able to figure this out...but how the hell do I do the side-to-side adjustment on stock headlights for a 96 Impala?
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The only adjustment is up/down.


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On my 96 Impala the headlights are adjusted to the right, or left by turning a long,plastic 10mm nut on the side of the headlight assembly extending to the rear. Turning this nut moves the inside edge of the headlight in,or out. In effect moving the beam of light right,or left. Hope this helps.
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Weird I never noticed that.


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On my 96 Impala the headlights are adjusted to the right, or left by turning a long,plastic 10mm nut on the side of the headlight assembly extending to the rear. Turning this nut moves the inside edge of the headlight in,or out. In effect moving the beam of light right,or left. Hope this helps.
That is correct. Alot of people don't know this. (see above lol)

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I spent 45 minutes messing with that black plastic nut the other day and it didn't seem to affect the headlight. There's a small threaded rod that goes from the 10mm nut toward the 2 torx screws. The small silver screw goes into a hole in the rod, the black screw tights the rubber that seems to hold the light in place. I figured turning the black nut would move the rod....but it wasn't.

I loosened the black torx screw & turned that black nut righty-tighty & lefty loosey, with that silver screw in place and with the silver screw removed & couldn't get it to do anything. What am I actually supposed to do??
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The pivot point maybe stuck. Some gentle encouragement in the direction you want to go may free it. There may be some play in the two body bolts which attach the assembly to the core support,or the vertical bolt hidden behind the marker light. GOOD LUCK.

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I vaguely remember a couple screws on the inner side of each headlight that traveled in slots, I think they may have to be loosened first before adjusting.

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If you are referring to the small torx screws, I have messed with them in the past to no avail.
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