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2008 Honda Civic Coupe DX 2dr Man

2008 Honda Civic Coupe
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Compact
26 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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February 13, 2012, 8:22 pm

AutomotiveForums M

Question: How do i adjust my high beams without interfering with my low beams?

Hey guys,

I have a funny high beams are pointed low on the driver side and high on the passenger side. Yet, my headlights are facing relatively dead on to where they need to be.
I noticed my running lights (hi beams on dim mode) were in different positions on the brick wall when I parked at night. And when I put my brights on a wall, the driver side is down while the passenger is up.


February 17, 2012, 8:49 am

Tyler O

Check the installation of the bulbs in the sockets. Sounds like one is improperly installed. You could also have a broken housing or lens. The headlamps generally are adjusted as a single unit.

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February 17, 2012, 9:02 am

AutomotiveForums M

I fixed the problem yesterday, finally!

It turned out that the BULB ITSELF WAS BENT!

What I mean by that is that once I removed both low beam 9006 bulbs from the housing, I could see they were sitting in their bases evenly. One was bent slightly lower where the metal met the plastic.

So, I used a pair of pliers and slightly adjusted it back to level. Bam!

Thanks anyway. Hope this helps anyone who has the rare chance of getting a bent bulb

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