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My driver side low bean seem to be focused way lower than the passenger side.. Any way to correct this?
 

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well the lights shouldnt need re adjusting. but if anything. id say just check to make sure your bulb is in right. sometimes they wiggle loose.
 

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There is a allen screw at the top of the rear of the assembly that allows for vertical adjustments. Some Commanders have a small access panel that needs to be removed in order to access the bulb/adjustment screw.
 

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There is a allen screw at the top of the rear of the assembly that allows for vertical adjustments. Some Commanders have a small access panel that needs to be removed in order to access the bulb/adjustment screw.
oh wow i had no idea about that.i didnt think they did it in the commander. ha i love where mine is though. i blind everyone that goes by and they all just flash their brights at me.
(sorry if ive driven behind you at one point)
 

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oh wow i had no idea about that.i didnt think they did it in the commander. ha i love where mine is though. i blind everyone that goes by and they all just flash their brights at me.
(sorry if ive driven behind you at one point)
So that was you!! Ha.

I had to lower mine after I got the lift installed otherwise I would've been doing the same. I know oncoming traffic does not like my PIAA aux lights, I get the high beams flashed too when I use them. :)
 

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So that was you!! Ha.

I had to lower mine after I got the lift installed otherwise I would've been doing the same. I know oncoming traffic does not like my PIAA aux lights, I get the high beams flashed too when I use them. :)
I was thinkthing hmmm. no not really. I was thinking that a warning should
be issued or stated when you lift your Commander, adjust your headlights.

Like Redbull, I blinded everyone for the first couple months after I lifeted
my commander.....AND....I just lifted the front at the time.
 

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I was thinkthing hmmm. no not really. I was thinking that a warning should
be issued or stated when you lift your Commander, adjust your headlights.
Agreed. There is a warning on the installation instructions for the 2" RC lift kit.
 

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Mine are adjusted correctly, but for 4 years, I'm constantly being flashed. So, I just flash back! So, now I am very comfortable going through the airport. :)
 

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I drive at night daily and the stock non HID bulbs just suck at the factory angle. They barely go out enough to go 50 let alone 60. I put in the stronger bulbs you can get at autozone and when I lifted the front end up 2" I left the headlights alone so they were raised a little more.
 

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I'm probably telling you guys something you already know, but you can find instructions on the internet on how to aim your headlights (somewhat properly) for the generic settings. Some vehicles have special aiming, but most have a generic aim based off the bumper height.

It involves pulling up close to a wall and marking the center of the beam and then backing straight up on level ground, I think 25', and then marking the down and too the right a spec distance for each beam and adjusting to put the beam in that new mark.
 

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Just wondering if anyone has a diagram to adjust the headlight which shows the distance between the vehicle to the light cut off on a wall, and the height in which the light cutoff should end.
Thanks!
 

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HEADLAMP LEVELING
In certain markets where required, a headlamp leveling system is provided on the vehicle. The headlamp leveling system includes unique front lamp units equipped with a headlamp leveling actuator motor, and a slider-actuated headlamp leveling switch in the upper switch pod on the instrument panel. The headlamp leveling system allows the headlamp beams to be adjusted to one of four vertical positions to compensate for changes in inclination caused by the loading of the vehicle suspension.

The leveling motors are mechanically connected through an integral pushrod to the adjustable headlamp reflector. The headlamp leveling switch is a resistor multiplexed unit that provides one of four voltage outputs to the headlamp leveling motors. The headlamp leveling motors will move the headlamps to the selected position based upon the voltage input received from the switch. The headlamp leveling motors and switch have a path to ground at all times. The headlamp leveling components operate on battery voltage received through the fused park lamp relay output circuit so that the system will only operate when the exterior lighting is turned ON.

FRONT LAMP AIMING
VEHICLE PREPARATION FOR LAMP ALIGNMENT

1. Check for and correct any burnt out bulbs.
2. If the vehicle is equipped with headlamp leveling, be certain that the headlamp leveling switch is in the 0 position.
3. Repair or replace any ineffective, worn or damaged body or suspension components that could hinder proper lamp alignment.
4. Verify proper tire inflation pressures.
5. Remove any accumulations of mud, snow or ice from the vehicle underbody and clean the front lamp lenses.
6. Verify that there is no load in the vehicle (cargo or passengers), except for the driver.
7. The fuel tank should be FULL. Add 2.94 kilograms (6.5 pounds) of weight over the fuel tank for each estimated gallon of missing fuel.
8. Verify correct vehicle suspension height.

LAMP ALIGNMENT SCREEN PREPARATION
The procedure that follows will prepare a suitable front lamp alignment screen.

1. Tape a line on a level floor at the appropriate distance away from and parallel to the flat wall that will be used as the lamp alignment screen. Refer to the Lamp Alignment Screen Distance table for the appropriate measurement. The level floor will be used as the horizontal zero reference.
2. An adjacent wall or floor member that is perpendicular to the alignment screen can be used as the vertical zero reference. If there is no adjacent wall or floor member that is perpendicular to the screen, tape a second line on the floor perpendicular to both the alignment screen and the first line, and outboard of either side of where the vehicle will be positioned. This will be used as the vertical zero reference.
3. Position the vehicle so that the side of the vehicle is parallel to the vertical zero reference, and so that the front of the lamp lenses are in the vertical plane of the parallel line taped on the floor in Step 1.
4. Rock the vehicle side-to-side three times to allow the suspension to stabilize.
5. Jounce the front suspension three times by pushing downward on the front bumper and releasing.
6. Measure the distance between the optical center of one of the lamps being aimed (head or fog) and the floor (horizontal zero reference). Transfer this measurement to the alignment screen with a piece of tape placed horizontally to the floor. This line will be used as the lamp horizontal reference.
7. Measure the distance between the vertical zero reference and the optical center of the nearest lamp being aimed (head or fog). Transfer this measurement to the alignment screen with a piece of tape placed vertically across the appropriate (head or fog) lamp horizontal reference. This is the centerline reference for the first lamp.
8. Measure the distance on center between the first and the second lamp being aimed. Transfer this measurement to the alignment screen with a second piece of tape placed vertically across the appropriate (head or fog) lamp horizontal reference. This is the centerline reference for the second lamp.
LAMP ALIGNMENT SCREEN DISTANCE
LAMP
HEADLAMPS 7.62 meters (25.0 feet)

FRONT FOG LAMPS 7.62 meters (25.0 feet)

HEADLAMP ALIGNMENT
NOTE: Due to the linear nature of the headlamp cutoff, a properly aimed low beam headlamp will project the top edge of the high intensity pattern on the alignment screen from the horizontal line to 50 millimeters (2 inches) below the horizontal line for domestic market vehicles, or to 125 millimeters (5 inches) below the horizontal line for export market vehicles. No horizontal (right/left) adjustment is required for this headlamp beam pattern in domestic market vehicles. Export market vehicles have a second horizontal (right/left) adjustment screw provided, which is accessible through a clearance hole on the inboard side of the front lamp unit cover. The high beam pattern will be correct when the low beams are properly aimed.

1. Turn the headlamps ON and select the LOW beams for vehicles in all markets except Japan. Vehicles for the Japanese market should have the headlamp HIGH beams selected.
2. Insert a screwdriver through the outboard clearance hole (1) in the front lamp unit cover (2) to rotate the headlamp vertical adjustment screw on each front lamp to adjust the beam height as required.
3. For export markets only, insert a screwdriver through the inboard clearance hole in the front lamp unit cover to rotate the headlamp horizontal adjustment screw on each front lamp to adjust the beam right or left as required.

FOG LAMP ALIGNMENT
NOTE: A properly aimed front fog lamp will project a pattern on the alignment screen 100 millimeters (4 inches) below the fog lamp centerline and straight ahead of the lamp.

1. Turn the fog lamps ON.
2. Insert a screwdriver through the clearance notch (1) at the top of the front fog lamp (2) seat of the front fascia (3) to rotate the vertical adjustment screw on each lamp to adjust the beam height as required.
 

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yup, just decided that every other car at night was flashing me and its getting annoying. I too have the 2" lift. All I see though is the left to right adjustment at the moment and cant really see the up down adjustment. Have to tinker with it some more tomorrow night, just didnt have the time tonight. Thanks all
 

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I personally love on the highway when people tailgate me with their high beams on when I pass them because they think mine were on. I'm gonna wire up a switch to turn my reverse lights on while in drive and put HIDs in the reverse light.


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