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Old 07/13/18, 12:56 PM   #1
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Headlight Adjustment Issues

Hey Guys, since owning my Bronco I have always had issues aiming my headlights. I do have all of the adjustment screws along with the spring in the cups behind the head lights. I would adjust to the correct location and then drive the Bronco on or off road and find my headlights have adjusted out of position.

Maybe I am missing something here..Last Fall I ordered some new stock headlight adjuster screws and found as I adjusted these the plastic grommet that "holds" the screw in place to the grille would pull out of its aattchment to the grille causing the lights to fall out of alignment.

Hopefully some of this makes sense. Does anyone have any advice for a fixing this or a preferred adjustment screw set from a specific vendor that is strong enough to hold the headlights in place?

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Old 07/13/18, 02:55 PM   #2
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Sorry guys can the site admins move this to Bronco Tech?

73' Bronco Explorer, roush 302, hedman headers, C4, PS, PB, Dana 20 w/ Twin Sticks, D44 w/ Discs , with JD extreme shock hoops, Bilstein Shocks, 4 core radiator, Extreme 6 cage, Deavers 3.5" super flex springs(w/ 6 degree shims), BFG MTs ,35's W/ open 4.10s
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Old 07/13/18, 09:01 PM   #3
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While we're waiting for it to get moved, might as well talk about it.
I've never had a light come out of adjustment before. On ANY vehicle. So no experience in that regard, but it seems like there are only so many things that can go wrong with a headlight bucket. And most never go wrong.

Got any pics of these offending units from the inside (lamp removed)?
And when doing the adjustments, do you think they could be slipping inside the retaining rings? Do they fit well?

Good luck.

Paul

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Old 07/14/18, 09:33 AM   #4
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So the plastic that the adjusters screwed into failed and that caused the headlights to go out of alignment?
And they were ALL new parts. At this point I can't say if it was a bad or incorrect screw, bad plastic, or mis-installed. Those are the 3 options as I see it.

Mine have always just worked, never had to deal with replacing any parts.

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Old 07/14/18, 01:17 PM   #5
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Are your springs on the buckets
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Edit: just saw you said new springs. I had missed that sentence.

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Old 07/14/18, 03:15 PM   #6
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Hi, check and see if the metal tab holders the screw heads lock into are not bending. Good luck
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Old 07/15/18, 01:53 PM   #7
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Thanks for the recommendations. I will dig further into the buckets and springs.

73' Bronco Explorer, roush 302, hedman headers, C4, PS, PB, Dana 20 w/ Twin Sticks, D44 w/ Discs , with JD extreme shock hoops, Bilstein Shocks, 4 core radiator, Extreme 6 cage, Deavers 3.5" super flex springs(w/ 6 degree shims), BFG MTs ,35's W/ open 4.10s
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