the Mounting Plate
||When I pulled out my right headlight module, I saw that
the mounting plate was more than loose, and I couldn't get the new module to fit right.
The mounting plate is the black plastic piece that the module slides into. It is held in
place by three curious and clever mounting posts.
||These mounting posts consist of a threaded shaft with a
torx (#15) socket on one end. A nut is on the other end and it is crimped into place so it
doesn't move. Two of mine were damaged so I used super glue to hold them in place. On top
of the nut goes a brass knurled knob that has a brass sleeve and plate that ride on it.
The next two items that you see below are just flat nuts that will sandwich the plate.
||Here's a picture of the screw with the nut on it. The
bottom screw is correct, the top one is my super-glued version.
||Here's a bottom view of the device. See how the nut is
recessed into the bottom of the knob. The sheet metal of the car body goes between the
knob and the sleeved washer (for lack of a better term) that is attached to it. By turning
the torx screw, the nut is pulled up and the knob and sleeved washer squeeze together to
hold the post in place on the sheet metal.
sounds confusing perhaps, but if you have one in front of you it will make more sense.
||Here's the three posts in position. The knob is below
the blue sheet metal of the car, while the sleeved washer is on top. With a #15 torx tool
you turn the screw counter clockwise (looking down on it) to tighten it. In this picture,
the post on the inboard side doesn't have the mounting nut on it, while the other two do.
The mounting plate will sit on these nuts. You adjust the headlight module's position by
moving these nuts up and down. You can also move the posts forward and back.
This is a very difficult alignment because of these five different
adjustments you can make.
||Here is the mounting plate sitting on the three posts.
Just put the top nuts on the posts to lock the
plate in position. Good luck!
Page 1 - Introduction:
Starting off, removing old lights
Page 2 - Removing the Rear Components: CD changer, amp
Page 3 - Removing the Trunk Liner
Page 4 - Parts provided in the kit
Page 5 - Wiring it up
Page 6 - Finishing up
Page 7 - Adjusting the Mounting Plate: Not normally needed, but it may come in handy
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