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Q: Headlight off-kilter

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The headlight doesn't seem to be in the right position.

A: Hello! Since the headlights are fully remov...

Hello! Since the headlights are fully removed to replace a burnt-out bulb, the complete headlamp could have been installed incorrectly; this is an unlikely cause, but it should be checked. While the cover is removed and the bulb is locked in, check the bulb holder to see if it's firmly attached to the headlamp assembly, by giving it a tug, and pushing it in. If the bulb and lamp are installed correctly, they may need to be adjusted and brought back into alignment. Some of these adjustments must be performed in a dark area, in small increments, so I would recommend hiring an experienced mechanic to inspect and service your off-kilter headlight.

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