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February 7th, 2011, 2:00 PM   #1  
Headlight Adjustment Equinox

Can the headlights be adjusted on the 2007 Equinox LT without removing the entire front grill for access?

The aim is entirely too high for oncoming drivers.

Thanks for any guidance . . .

 
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February 7th, 2011, 7:56 PM   #2  
Unfortunately, the headlights are not adjustable on 2005-2009 Chevy Equinox & Pontiac Torrent. People flash their high beams at us alot too and it gets annoying after a while.

 
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February 18th, 2011, 3:31 AM   #3  
I had to replace both my Headlamps, and when I installed them, I noticed my lights were pointing up in the air. Best way to judge your aim, is to pull your Nox up to a garage door or a wall and make sure you're on a level surface. You can definitely tell what is going on when you do this. On the back of the Headlamp assembly, there is a philip with washer like screw, that shows and tells you how to adjust the lights vertically. There is no Horizontal Adjustment.

 
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February 19th, 2011, 9:29 AM   #4  
Thanks - the issue was access to any adjustment on the 2007 Equinox headlights without removing a good part of the front bodywork. I fear that ruley73's response is the only solution short of taking everything apart and reassembiling.

 
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February 19th, 2011, 1:25 PM   #5  
I didn't take mine apart...you just need to have the right angled tools to get to it. Swivels and such. Goodluck.

 
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February 19th, 2011, 1:27 PM   #6  
Also ruley stated, they cannot be adjusted which is not true, because they can.

 
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February 20th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #7  
Well, I stand corrected. There is a vertical adjustment screw. However, it is not labeled at all and does not tell you which direction to turn the screw to move the headlamp upward or downward. You don't need to remove the headlamp or need any special tools to make this adjustment. All you need is a regular #2 phillips screwdriver with a reach/length of about 4 inches. If you look just to the outside of the inner screw that holds the headlamp in place, you will see an opening where you can insert the screwdriver.

Hold the screwdriver in firmly and turn the screwdriver clockwise to move the headlamp downward or counterclockwise to move the headlamp upward.

I've attached a couple pictures below to help illustrate this.

Headlight Adjustment Equinox-lh.jpg Headlight Adjustment Equinox-lh1.jpg


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February 21st, 2011, 11:31 AM   #8  
Thank you - problem solved - the picture not only shows where the adjustment is, but also how to make the adjustment without having to remove anything.

I can't imagine how you took the picture without first having to remove the headlight altogether. My model 2007 Equinox has both of the headlights installed right up against the substantial metal cross bodywork - behind which is the air filter on the passenger side and what appears to be the battery compartment on the driver side - making the back of the headlight totally inaccessible on my vehicle for pictures and identification of the adjustment.

 
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February 21st, 2011, 2:46 PM   #9  
Yes, I did have to remove the headlamp assembly to get these pictures. I've done it enough though that I actually find it to be relatively easy. The owner's manual incorrectly states that you must remove the four push rivets that hold the grille on. You don't have to remove them. Just remove the four 10mm bolts that are further upward, and carefully pull the chrome (plastic) bezel off the grille & headlights.

 
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February 23rd, 2011, 4:06 PM   #10  
Damn Canadian SUV! LOL

 
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