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I opened the hood and did a quick google search and didn't find what I was looking for. I have one light that shines into my roof from 30 feet away from the house and the other at waist level on the garage door. How do I bring the high one down?


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I opened the hood and did a quick google search and didn't find what I was looking for. I have one light that shines into my roof from 30 feet away from the house and the other at waist level on the garage door. How do I bring the high one down?


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Take it to the dealer, it should be under warranty still right? Sounds like the reflector is stuck in High Beam position.
 

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Halongens. It's an ST2. I think I found the adjustment hole, but it looks like the gear might be stripped. Going to try to get a screw driver in there and get it adjusted.


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Halongens. It's an ST2. I think I found the adjustment hole, but it looks like the gear might be stripped. Going to try to get a screw driver in there and get it adjusted.


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#2 Philips. Can you also take the headlight out to adjust it.

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Had the same issue when I replaced my headlight once I put the bulbs in they were off a lot. You can take the the headlight really easy then use a screw driver to turn the little gear that determines where they sit you have to turn it alotttt of times to get it right


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Halongens. It's an ST2. I think I found the adjustment hole, but it looks like the gear might be stripped. Going to try to get a screw driver in there and get it adjusted.


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What year ST2? They all had bi-xenons I thought.
 

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From my experience..
1. Don't take it to dealer. I decided to let them adjust lights after my car was lowered. They said they "matched it with some other Focus on the parking lot". Well, they set it way too high, visibility was great, but for some reason everyone was flashing their high beams at me! LOL
2. Yeah, you can use Philips screwdriver, but I found that using a hex bit (7 mm IIRC) is much easier and you won't risk stripping the plastic.
 

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I will say that if you properly align your low beams, your high beams will seem like they shine super high into the air. IF YOU HAVE AN ST3 that is. The HID high beams project a HUGE area in front of my car but are great visibility wise.
 

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So on mine (2018) it was driving me crazy trying to adjust it. Beams set too low from the factory like everyone says ... I found the adjusting hole behind the headlight and could see the little teeth that you move toward the front. Put in my trusty long, long, LONG #2 Phillips, made some turns ... and nothing happened. Thought maybe it needed a Torx like everything else? Taped Torx bits of different sizes to a socket screw handle ... NOPE! Tried flathead. NOPE!

Then finally I tried one size SMALLER than a #2 Phillips, carefully aligned the blades so they would fit between the teeth, kinda put pressure forward toward the teeth ... YES! 😁 Now it takes a LOT of turns to move it, but it turns!
 

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So a #1 Phillips?
 

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So on mine (2018) it was driving me crazy trying to adjust it. Beams set too low from the factory like everyone says ... I found the adjusting hole behind the headlight and could see the little teeth that you move toward the front. Put in my trusty long, long, LONG #2 Phillips, made some turns ... and nothing happened. Thought maybe it needed a Torx like everything else? Taped Torx bits of different sizes to a socket screw handle ... NOPE! Tried flathead. NOPE!

Then finally I tried one size SMALLER than a #2 Phillips, carefully aligned the blades so they would fit between the teeth, kinda put pressure forward toward the teeth ... YES! 😁 Now it takes a LOT of turns to move it, but it turns!
So a #1 Phillips?
Y'know, I think the #2 Phillips IS correct ... I read on another post (probably for an earlier year model) that clockwise was UP ... so I was turning clockwise, but I think MY adjustment screw was all the way DOWN, hence no movement!

But for some reason, on my last try I turned it counterclockwise, and it starting slowly jiggling and moving up.

So, I do believe #2 Phillips is correct, clockwise down, counterclockwise up (2018 anyway).

Hard to see the first time ... a little tricky with the camera and a bicycle headlight to illuminate ...

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