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Old 09-07-2011, 11:05 AM
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This past weekend, I had to go to Lowe's to pick up some supplies for a fence that I am working on. After I got the truck loaded up with everything that I needed to get, it was squatting pretty good and we headed out back home after it had gotten dark. I noticed that once I got on the highway that I could see much better. The back of the truck was sitting down which made the headlights shine up in the air instead of directly on the ground in front of the truck. With the lights on high, they really seemed to stretch out and I could see stuff that I normally wouldn't have been able to see. This got me to thinking that maybe I can adjust the lights up a bit to help out the light situation ( I love the truck but have complained several times that the lights suck!) Does anybody know how to adjust the lights on a 2010 Ram?
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There is an adjustment screw in the fender. Open the hood and look for a hole in the fender up top with an arrow pointing to it. Clockwise to raise and ccw to lower. Use a nut driver with 1/4" extension and 7mm socket.
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just dont raise them too much because then when you have weight in the back they will be too high....learned that experience with atv+400lbs of hunting gear and food plus 4 guys in the cab. adjust them just a little higher and your golden
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I complained to the dealer that the lights were aimed too low.
When I had it in for another issue when truck was new,they adjusted them up a bit. This was an improvement, but I have been thinking of pointing them up more.
I have had the truck loaded with my 600 pound bike and other stuff a few times, but only in daytime.I never really thought about them being aimed too high with a load on.
These are the worst headlights I have had on any of my last 6 vehicles. I think I will do something about them. ( lots of threads here on that subject )

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At first I am planning on aiming them up just a little bit to try and find the point that I like the most. I don't usually do heavy hauling and very rarely at night so I don't think that will be much of an issue. This particular time that it was loaded so heavy that I had to take it easy over bumps because it was hitting the bump stops on the rear (well over a ton in the bed with three adults in the cab). Thanks for the tech infor cbrambo497. If I get a chance this weekend I will look into adjusting them and post the results here.
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