How To Adjust/Aim Mustang Headlights

Posted 6/3/2013 by Jeff Jimenez

Need help adjusting and aiming your 87-04 Mustang headlights? Watch our how to video & tech article to get your Stang's headlights back in alignment!

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Are your Mustang headlights lighting up everything but the road in front of you?? Watch this video as Jmac shows you how to adjust your headlights. No more lighting up the ditch and blinding birds in the trees while cruising in your Stang at night. We cover how to adjust head lights for 87-04 Mustangs. Be sure to check out all our lighting install videos for help with installing your new headlights.

No matter what year model Stang you are going to adjust, you need to make sure you stage up your Stang properly to ensure you get proper alignment. It is best to do this at night when it is as dark as possible. You also need to make sure the ground is as flat and level as possible. Start by placing the nose of your Pony as close as possible to the flat wall you will be measuring against. With your Pony in park or out of gear with the e brake engaged, you can now turn on your lights. Take some tape and mark off the horizontal and vertical centers of each light beam. With the centers of each beam marked you can now move your car back 25 feet.



For the 87-98 Mustangs, you will need a headlight adjusting wrench, part number LIS-14540, to adjust the lights. Use this tool to fine-tune both the verticle and horizontal beams. You will want the center of the headlight beams to be just down and to the right of the original center beam tape marks. On a 99-04 Mustang, there is no need for a special wrench or tool. All you need is a Philips head screwdriver to make your vertical and horizontal adjustments. Use the same adjustment method as the 87-98 and have the beam down and to the right of the original tape marks.

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How To Adjust/Aim Mustang Headlights Tech Info

This video covers how to adjust your headlights on your Mustang. It covers the following models and years:

GT, LX, V6, Cobra, Bullitt, & Mach 1
1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93) - 1994 (94) - 1995 (95) - 1996 (96) - 1997 (97) - 1998 (98) - 1999 (99) - 2000 (00) - 2001 (01) - 2002 (02) - 2003 (03) - 2004 (04)