How to Adjust Headlights on a Toyota Camry

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If you are finding it difficult to see at night with your headlights on, they may need to be readjusted. Your Toyota Camry offers a simple way to adjust the headlights with two headlight adjustment screws. The vertical screw is located on the back or top of the headlight, depending on the year of the vehicle, and the horizontal adjustment screw is located on the side of the headlight housing closest to the centre of the car.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Philips screwdriver
  • Masking tape

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  1. 1

    Position the Camry so that it is 10 feet away from a flat surface such as a wall.

  2. 2

    Locate the centre line for your headlights and mark them with masking tape. Find the centre of the vertical axis of your headlights and mark the position on the wall that the Camry is facing. Find the centre of the horizontal axis and mark its position on the wall, then mark the horizontal and vertical centre lines of the headlights on the wall.

  3. 3

    Turn the headlights on.

  4. 4

    Adjust the headlight beam using the vertical and horizontal adjustment screws so that the beam is two to three inches below the horizontal axis. This will prevent other drivers from being blinded by your headlights. Adjust the vertical adjustment screw so that it is two to three inches to the right of the vertical axis. This will also prevent you from blinding other motorists.

  5. 5

    Adjust the horizontal and vertical adjustment screws so that your low beam headlight is two to four inches below the horizontal centre line and two to four inches to the right of the vertical centre line.

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