Minggu, 15 Mei 2011

How to Adjust Headlights on a 2005 Toyota Prius

How to Adjust Headlights on a 2005 Toyota Prius

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The Prius features distinctive "teardrop" headlights.

The 2005 Toyota Prius was produced from 2004 to 2009, and designated Generation II. It was the first model to offer two headlight options: the standard halogen headlights, and the optional HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlights. Note that the HID headlights also included fog lamps. Aiming the standard headlights is quite easy; the procedure was included in the manual for the 2004 Prius, but for reasons only known to Toyota, was not included in the 2005 manual.

Moderately Easy


things you'll need:

  • Phillips screwdriver
    • 1

      Park the Prius on a level spot, facing a flat wall 25 feet in front of the car.

    • 2

      Get into the driver's seat and shift the car to neutral.

    • 3

      Turn on the headlights, shining them on the flat wall in front of the car.

    • 4

      Bounce the car several times.

    • 5

      Raise the hood. Remove the lid on the radiator support cover.

    • 6

      Adjust the aiming screw. It has many points around it, like an upturned bottle cap. Use a Phillips screwdriver to turn the adjusting screw clockwise or counterclockwise to raise or lower the light beam. The beam should be level or just a few inches below level.

Tips & Warnings

  • The procedure for adjusting the headlights on Generation II Prius models is detailed in the "Do-It-Yourself Maintenance" section of the 2004 Prius manual. It is not included in the 2005 Prius manual.

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