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Old 12-24-2005, 02:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello I have installed HID on my '04 PIlot EX-L but then it seem that the headlights are now misaligned, Where under the hood do I adjust and re-aim the headlights? THanks for any input!
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Hello I have installed HID on my '04 PIlot EX-L but then it seem that the headlights are now misaligned, Where under the hood do I adjust and re-aim the headlights? THanks for any input!
there are two bolt heads on the back of the headlight assembly that adjust the light up and down and left and right. pop the trunk and look at the back of the headlight. i think they use a 10mm socket. they might have a plastic cover over them. hope that helps.

btw .. lets see pics of the lights if you have them. i hope the glare isnt too bad.
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See this thread for a diagram of the location of the adjustment point.
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I'd STRONGLY recommend you have a professional do this, especially with the HIDs installed (which the original headlight housings were not designed to accomodate). HIDs are meant to be used with a focused, projector-style beam, which the '03-05 Pilots didn't have.

You don't want to unknowlingly blind somebody on the road, which standard Halogens can easily do. With HIDs, you are likely to cause someone else to have an accident. It might not directly effect you, but anyone of good conscience ought to at least make an attempt to get the job done right.
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pop the trunk and look at the back of the headlight.

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THanks for the help! WHat about left/right adjustment? I know I need to adjust them b/c I constantly havr other ppl flashed at me, and I think they look kinda dim on the road, that's why I believe I need to re aim them lower to the pavement. Thanks for all of your help!
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Check out the link in Jay's post. You will need a phillips screw driver to turn the adjusting mechanism in order to aim the headlights lower.
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I know it's an old thread, but I had to do this today and that picture was exactly what I needed!
The pilot we bought a few months ago had a headlight housing replaced due to an accident and apparently they never aimed it properly. Daughter is using the car to go back and forth to college and I didn't want her on the road with wonky headlights.
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