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How to Adjust the Headlights On a 2007 Dodge RAM 1500

by Daniel Valladares

Although all Dodge Ram trucks leave the factory with the headlights adjusted properly, people may find at some point that they have to adjust their headlights for any number of reasons. An accident may leave the headlights misaligned, and raising your truck's suspension may require the headlights to be pointed downward. Adjusting the headlights on a 2007 Dodge Ram is a simple process that only requires a Torx screwdriver. A Torx screwdriver, also known as a star screwdriver, has a six-point head shaped like a star.

Measure the distance from the ground to the center of the headlights and mark this position on a blank wall. Park your truck 25 feet away from the blank wall and turn on the headlights.

Open the hood of the truck and locate the rubber flaps on each headlight assembly. Lift the flap to reveal the adjustment screw. Rotating the screw clockwise raises the headlights. Rotating the screw counterclockwise lowers the headlights.

Adjust the screw until the center of the beams is approximately 2 inches above the spot marked on the wall.

Turn off the headlights and close the hood.

Tip

  • It is far easier to adjust your truck's headlights at night.

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About the Author

Daniel Valladares began his career as a medical writer in 2008. He has written patient education brochures for several pharmaceutical companies and has worked as an auto mechanic at Kim's Speedy Auto Service since 2007. Valladares holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rice University and is currently studying to become a personal trainer.

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