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« on: June 01, 2011, 04:01:02 AM »

I have a 1011 Lt  and wonder how to adjust headlights for a little more illumination of road signs? Just a little adjustment not a lot, it is hard to see the signs without illuminating high beams. Thanks! wink
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 11:38:59 AM »

2 things....

Try Silverstar bulbs. These helped me see signs better.... but  you obvioulsly have to buy and install..

But- when you open the hood- in the area directly above the headlamp assembly- theres a small hole- next to it is an icon of a headlight.
I believe its a Torx bit that is required-- but you insert a screwdriver with the correct end-- and you can then turn it- this will slightly raise or lower the headlight beam.

What I recommend you do is park your car- at a certain distance from a garage door or wall- turn on your lights- and MARK the level of the beam.
Then you can slightly adjust. Dont forget that raising the level-- may put light in oncoming drivers eyes... especially once you add some passengers/weight to the back.

In case you want to return to the factory setting- park at the distance you had measured above- and lower the beam pattern to the marks you made on the wall.


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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 03:48:28 PM »

I had the same issue when we bought our Traverse.

I did what rbarrios said, switch to Silverstars.  They made the difference for me, the signs are great now!

I didn't want to adjust my headlamp housings, because when I have the trailer hooked up, the rear of the Traverse settles, and I don't want to blind on-coming traffic.

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