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How To Adjust Headlight Beam Height

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger How To's and Do It Yourself' started by DaJackson, May 19, 2018.

  1. Fl stingergt

    Fl stingergt United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    Dude just take out airbox. There is nut on back of light suppose to use wrench or ratchet. Takes all of three minutes. That whole will adjust light but easier to use the right adjuster under that
     
  2. Gferg01

    Gferg01 United States Member

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    Or you can get a long neck Phillips head screwdriver, shove it in the small area and twist to adjust. I found this method to be pretty painless ( and I'm sure how it was designed to be adjusted). And also don't have to worry about removing a thing.
     
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  3. Beege

    Beege Philippines Active Member

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    I think it's hilarious how people swear that taking out the air box is easier. And they'll argue about it forever.

    I don't get it
     
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  4. Beege

    Beege Philippines Active Member

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    There is literally a hole there for a screw driver with arrows for directions. Like it's literally for that purpose.

    I don't get why people insist on working harder. Maybe they have too much time on their hands. Idk
     
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  5. Ucinn

    Ucinn United States Stinger Enthusiast Sustaining Member

    I think there is a difference between the GT/GT1 and the GT2 with the auto leveling headlights. I'm guessing for the GT2 you have to use the nut and remove the airbox but you can use the screwdriver for the GT/GT1
     
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  6. Fl stingergt

    Fl stingergt United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    Let’s say I tryed the little whole on the top took forever. I head to crank that nut on back of light many turns with ratchet to adjust after lowering. It was just easier for me. Whatever you decided just a different way of trying it.
     
  7. MyHarpoon

    MyHarpoon United States Newish Member

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    Twist
     
  8. Callum

    Callum United States Active Member

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    2018 GT2 AWD - I just stuck a standard screw driver in that slot and started turning. There are teeth in there, didn't remove anything. It took me about 3 minutes per side.
     
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  9. Beege

    Beege Philippines Active Member

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    I have a GT2. Hole is there. The only reason it should take any time really is deciding if it's too high or too low compared to the other and the indecision going on in ones mind.
     
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  10. Ucinn

    Ucinn United States Stinger Enthusiast Sustaining Member

    Thanks for the clarification. I need to raise mine up a notch or two for sure. The cut off is so low on these, going down a hill you can't see but 5 feet in front of you, ten feet if level, it's really bad.
     
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  11. Mach_Tuck

    Mach_Tuck United States 1000 Posts Club!

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    mine were same...dealer said to spec. adjusted about 6inches up with car 20ft from wall. just right now.

    FWIW, i used the nut on back as when i tried to use the hole and screwdriver, nothing happened. Even the head stinger tech at the dealer stated to use the nut on the back...if the hole works, more power to you!!!
     
  12. eflyguy

    eflyguy United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    The hole is meant for a special tool similar to torx but meant to engage the gears. IIRC I found one that worked when I needed to adjust my Sorento headlights.

    It's really good to know all models are the same.
     
  13. Mach_Tuck

    Mach_Tuck United States 1000 Posts Club!

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    that makes sense...flat head was a no go for me
     
  14. kevin

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    Here is mine after I did adjustments. I think it’s too high. Will confirm soon. Gonna go drive it.
     

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  15. Ozstung

    Ozstung Australia 1000 Posts Club! Sustaining Member

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    I did it the same way, IMHO it looks a little high. From memory I think I set mine at 26- 28" ?
     
  16. kevin

    kevin United States Member

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    Just and update. Mine is too high, readjusting tomorrow. Try to take better notes
     
  17. Dochidalgo

    Dochidalgo Mexico Active Member

    Headlights center beam height:

    At 6' away from the wall in my garage the upper cutoff measured 26" off the ground.
     
  18. kevin

    kevin United States Member

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    Where did you reference the 6 foot mark? From the tip of the front end? Or the front wheel??
     
  19. Dochidalgo

    Dochidalgo Mexico Active Member

    From the tip of the front end. Sorry for not specifying it.
     
  20. kevin

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    Thanks. Will help with the readjustment today.
     
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