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How to aim headlights?

Well this time, I have a question for my daily driver, an '84 Chevy Caprice:
the headlights are way off and I need to know how to aim them properly.
Not which screws to turn, but where to aim them. I remember seeing a long time ago a drawing on how to trace a line on a wall, park the car in front of the wall and use this line to aim the headlights. That is the kind of help I am looking for, the line on the wall, or any other method I can do at home.
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head light fix

ya that's the way to do it, just pull your car up to the garage ( you need to be on level ground) about 5 to 6 feet away pointing straight/ even with the garage door and aim away. the lights should be about the hight of your Knee's give or take a few.

then drive and see if it is to your likeing. if not repet to proper hight.

later josh eagan
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ya that will work also

ya that seems like it would work.
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Headlight aim

When using the garage door alignment method, start by aiming the high beams. These should be directly in front. Imagine a cross in the center of each beam and switch to low beam. The candlepower will drop down and shift to lower right quadrant to direct away from on-coming traffic. Adjust each lamp level to the other and slightly higher if during test drive you over-drive your headlight distance.
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