Headlight adjuster

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  1. GreenCobra

    GreenCobra New Member

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    Hi it probably seems a dumb question but do I need specific adjuster tool for headlights?
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    A special tool is available for adjusting the headlights, you can buy it here at LMR. However, you do not need it. As long as you have the proper socket, you can adjust it without the tool. The tool just makes it easier. Just remove your radiator cover and hit the adjuster studs with your ratchet/socket. It's a star head.

    Video for how to adjust (location for SN95 starts at 1:41):

    [video=youtube;JF5WollaHIg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF5WollaHIg[/video]
     
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    GreenCobra New Member

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    Thanks :) great info!!
     
  4. the5.ohh

    the5.ohh Legend

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    Or a pair of vice grips works!
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Sure thing!

    And yes they will! :D Just take care not to chew up the splines on the star head.
     
  6. whiplash473

    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Isn't it just a reverse torx?

    EDIT: moved thread to appropriate section.


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    I've always just used a regular 4mm socket and a stubby 1/4" ratchet for mine.
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Yes - I've always called them star drives because I didn't know any better. I have a socket set out in the garage, I should probably go look at what they are called for reals.
     
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    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Reverse torx

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  10. mcglsr2

    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Ah. Reverse Torx.
     
  11. MustangChris

    MustangChris Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    they're called Hexs you peasant bastards!
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    I'm not so sure about that - the hex's are the ones with 6 sides, with flats, like a bolt; that's a hex drive. These have more like splines, like a star. Or starfish. That's it. They have been named. From now on, until the end of time, these are in fact called Starfish bolts. The trash heap has spoken.
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    E-Torx. Starfish. One and the same.