Troopy headlights

Submitted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 22:32
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Hi guys,
Could anyone tell me the headlight adjustment hight for a hzj75 Landcruiser troopy?
Would be appreciated.
Cheers
Glyn
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Reply By: Lex M (Brisbane) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 22:38

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 22:38
I thought the usual adjustment for any vehicle was -
The top of the low beam headlight cutoff the same height as the centre of the headlight.
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Reply By: Member - Ray C (VIC) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 22:44

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 22:44
Hi,Glyn, What I normally do is wait until it is dark, find a wall or gate that you can drive right up to,
mark the centre of your headlights with a cross on the wall,
reverse your car back about 30 feet
with your high beam on aim them to the marks on the wall.
then they will find their height when you dip them.
I hope this helps you Glyn, cheers Ray.




(Ps. don't quote me on the 30 feet I haven't done it for years.)
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Follow Up By: Member - Ray C (VIC) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 22:56

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 22:56
Hey glyn, I just found in 1 of my books that the distance is 8 metres. cheers Ray.
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Follow Up By: wallabyjack5 - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 23:13

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 23:13
Thanks Ray.Do you know the hight from the ground to the centre of the high beam when you are close to the wall?
Cheers
Glyn
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Follow Up By: V8 Troopie - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 00:15

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 00:15
Would that not equal the height of the headlight centre on the troopy?
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 09:25

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 09:25
jeez how hard is it This is how ive done it for over 30 years

Measure the height to the centre of your headlight sitting on level ground
Measure across to find width
Look thru car from rear to find centre get wife to mark it on wall
Mark height on a plain wall at the correct width

Back up 20 feet or so
Turn lights on Full beam should centre at 2 ins below marks
Adjust till they do
Dips will then be down and to the left of the marks
If they dont either you have done it wrong or reflectors are stuffed

Remember that when you stick all your gear on the back they will go up so if you are like tradies who drive around loaded all thetime do it with the vehicle with its normal load on
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Follow Up By: wallabyjack5 - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 09:34

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 09:34
No its not hard if you have been doing it for 30 yrs but if you have never done it before it is nice to know the correct way.Thats what I thought this forum is for.
Thanks anyway for the info.

Glyn
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 09:40

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 09:40
Fair enough but the same applies to any vehicle and perhaps I wrongly assumed that this may not be your first car.

However in my local area where the tradies buy a ute, load it up till the rear drags on the ground and the headlights point at the sky I guess you are not alone in not knowing how to do it.

Cheers.
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Follow Up By: tim_c - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 12:19

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 12:19
Once you've set it up "by the book" (ie. as instructed above), take a drive and watch where your lights shine on the vehicle in front (following at a normal distance - not stopped in traffic) - if they are shining on the side mirrors or in through the back window (to the centre mirror), you can bet the driver in front will be cursing you, not to mention those coming the other way.

Good points by Graham too - you may need to readjust them if you load up for a big trip (almost every car I've seen towing a horsefloat looks like they got their hi-beams on!). Yes, it's annoying to keep readjusting them, but it's also annoying (& potentially dangerous) to be dazzled by other people's incorrectly adjusted headlights (this is why the headlight beam height is electrically adjustable from the driver's seat in many european cars).
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