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    Quote Originally Posted by Starks8 View Post
    Are members who have recently purchased a new to recently built 2012 Cruze from factory, still seeing the need to adjust the headlights?
    On my 2012 LS I had to do about a turn and a half to have the cutoff at 2ft, such a huge improvement. This was back in march when I purchased/made the change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oMAHONEYo View Post
    On my 2012 LS I had to do about a turn and a half to have the cutoff at 2ft, such a huge improvement. This was back in march when I purchased/made the change.

    My understanding is that most all Cruzes have an adjustment problem from the factory. Most everyone on this forum has done it including myself. I even went so far as to buy new Sylvania bulbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oMAHONEYo View Post
    On my 2012 LS I had to do about a turn and a half to have the cutoff at 2ft, such a huge improvement. This was back in march when I purchased/made the change.
    Were they too high or low? Which way to turn to lower?

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    They come to low from the factory. Think counter clockwise raises I forget but just do it at night against a wall or garage door and you'll see which way they are going.
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    Anybody.......Which way to turn to raise the beams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtec View Post
    Anybody.......Which way to turn to raise the beams?
    IIRC it's clockwise. Have the headlights on and aimed at a wall. If the beam lowers, go the other way. Make sure to count the turns the screwdriver is making!!! They don't need much adjustment, maybe 1-1.5 complete turns up.
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    How do you determine center of the headlight beam

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    Every car and motorcycle I've ever owned has needed its headlights raised. I don't get all techie with measurements etc. Just adjust low beam so whem following a standard height sedan the cut off is just below their outside mirrors on a level hiway.

    If you drive at night like I do (every night) Keep the screwdriver with you and fine tune balancing the high beam pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    They come to low from the factory. Think counter clockwise raises I forget but just do it at night against a wall or garage door and you'll see which way they are going.
    Counterclockwise to raise is correct, clockwise to lower. Screw down (in) to lower, back out, (up) to raise. I have been messing with mine a little bit. 1/4 turn will do a lot to fine tune. I keep mine up as high as I can without getting the oncoming bright flash from other motorists. I drive at night about 1/3 of the year and am always watching out for deer on the road. I saw 3 cross in front of me this morning.

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    Working through this thread this is what I came up with.
    Happy to amend if there is GM documentation on the alignment limits or if my figures are out.
    I'm sure they will have a documented procedure floating around somewhere..Cruze headlight alignment.jpg

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