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How do you aim the headlights on a 1995 Subaru Legacy?

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how do you aim the headlights on a 1995 Subaru Legacy?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Jaxer Smith replied 9 years ago.


Fig. 1: Using the built-in level to align the headlight - Legacy

  1. Park the vehicle on level ground, so it is perpendicular to, and facing a flat wall about 25 ft. (7.6m) away.
  2. Remove any stone shields and switch ON the lights to low beam.
  3. The horizontal distance between the light beams on the wall should be the same as between the headlights themselves.
  4. The vertical height of the light beams above the ground should be 4 in. (10cm) less than the distance between the ground and the center of the lamp lenses for the lights.
  5. If adjustment is needed, proceed as follows:
    1. On 1985-93 models, turn the adjusting screw on the headlight ring. Each headlight will have 2 adjusting screws. One will control the vertical plain, and the other will control the horizontal plain. Adjust in small increments.
    2. On 1994-96 models, headlight alignment is made easier because each light assembly is equipped with an adjustment level. Use a suitable wrench or socket to adjust the level indicator nut at the end of the level, until the bubble is in the middle of the sight glass.
  6. Test to make sure the lights work correctly, and the light pattern is even.
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