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Headlight Adjustment 2000 Camry

I just put in new headlight assemblies in my 2000 Camry and I need to have them adjusted properly. I've only found one adjustment screw on the headlamp (the one long screw sticking out of the back). Can someone possibly explain where the other one is or show a picture? This would be a huge help. Thanks!
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should be something similar to this:


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You'll need a long, thin screw driver. Look for a small hole in the metal frame that runs above the top of the headlight. It's not marked or anything but it's the only hole there. When you find the hole you'll see there is actually another hole about 1/4 inch below that one. Not beside it, but directly below. If you shine a bright light you'll see at the bottom of the hole(s) a portion of a small notched wheel sticking out. You need to get the flat screw driver against the notches (one at a time) and turn the wheel. I made marks on the garage door where the brightest spot of the headlight was shining and then made the adjustment from there.

Neither the dealer nor another garage could figure it out. I figured I'd try to find a hole like my Avalon has and by gosh there it was. You'd never think that hole would be used for headlight adjustments, but once you see that notched wheel you'll get the hang of it.

There's no reason why Toyota couldn't have printed directions in the manual for this.

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you can use a large Philips screwdriver to turn the star wheel (by rotating large enough Philips). or you can turn the knob on the back of lamp's housing if there is access.

IIRC, rotating Philips clockwise (on star wheel teeth) will move the beam higher.

OEM lamps should have a 8mm bolt on rear and aftermarket lights may have something else (like small Philips screw in center of knob/star wheel on its rear). it's much easier to adjust lights this way than when using the star wheel teeth.


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Nothing there .......

There is nothing below the second hole but the lamp connector.
And nothing below the lamp connector either.
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one adjustment is the long thing sticking out the back like you said.

the other one is: if you're looking at the left lamp, its the screw on the upper left corner where it mounts to the body
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Please post a picture of both adj screws please
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Please post a picture of both adj screws please
like i said. theres a long screw that sticks out in the back. i dont see how it can be missed. that one adjusts up and down.

the one that adjusts side to side is in the front where the lamp mounts to the body closest to the grill.


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on my solara V6 with 9005 (high beams) and 9006 (low beams) I could find easy access to only one adjuster star wheel (for low beams vertical axis):


camry lamps might be different (grills and bumpers are, so lamps are too probably)


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