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Old 09-22-2016, 05:25 PM
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Headlight aiming question 2015 Overland

This is a question about aiming the headlights on a 2015 Grand Cherokee Overland with the bi-xenon HID lights.

I've searched the internet and YouTube, but have been unable to come up with any answers.

My dealer recently replaced both headlight assemblies under warranty due to lens degradation. Now the headlights shine way too high. I'm constantly getting flashed by other drivers, including pick-up truck drivers, so I know they're too high.

I took it to the dealer today to have them lowered, but the dealer states there's no adjustment and they're fine. He also had it parked about 5 feet from a wall and said this is how they always adjust headlights. I seriously question my dealer's competence in this matter. When I pressed them for a better answer (I wasn't letting them off the hook that easily) the service manager said they would contact someone at Chrysler and get an answer.

The lights do cycle down, then back up when I start the engine, but i don't think they are auto leveling properly. Also, when I use the brights, I don't see any further down the road, just higher up in the trees.

I read somewhere that these lights have to be adjusted through the computer some way, but again, the dealer was clueless on this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-23-2016, 09:22 AM
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Re: Headlight aiming question 2015 Overland

Yes, there is adjustment.

You should have an oval shaped hole on top of the plastic cover that allows a Phillips screwdriver (IIRC) to pass through, at the back of the headlight there is a screw that will adjust it up and down.

Of course your lights have self levellers as well...

There is a pdf of it online somewhere, I think on the other site that I used to adjust mine

It also has instructions for adjusting them, and you have to park way way further than 5 feet from a wall...
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Re: Headlight aiming question 2015 Overland

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, there is no hole in the cover, nor is there any kind of adjustment screw that I can find. I even took the covers off so I could look around the headlight housing.

Do you remember what site you were on that had the pdf instructions?
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Re: Headlight aiming question 2015 Overland

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Re: Headlight aiming question 2015 Overland

That's helpful. Thanks.

My dealer called today and they got a non definitive somewhat confusing answer back from Chrysler. They're trying to get more detailed info and a better description on how to aim the lights.

They're going to give me a free loner to drive while they have my Jeep and they at least seem sincere in trying to get this problem resolved.

We shall see' Keeping my fingers crossed. Will update when I know more.
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Re: Headlight aiming question 2015 Overland

Adjustment for sure on them!!!! easy to see to me....right behind the light assy.. phillips screw
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Adjustment for sure on them!!!! easy to see to me....right behind the light assy.. phillips screw
Can you post a pic of this?
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can you post a pic of this?

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Re: Headlight aiming question 2015 Overland

Mine has 1 adjuster down a hole, it's quite obvious to see for each headlight (same hole as previous post's picture). However, looking down that hole at the allen head with philips slot, there is a clear arrow in the plastic next to it with an R and L. I decided to turn it back and forth, while watching the headlight, and low and behold...the headlight clearly moved UP and DOWN, so obviously it stands for Raise and Lower, not Right and Left as I presumed.
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Re: Headlight aiming question 2015 Overland

Location of hole on driver's side...


Long #2 phillips screwdriver in adjuster, ready to turn...


Looking down hole (the adjuster is about 6 inches down)...


Close up of hole with gold adjuster screw 6" down (I drew in a little arrow and R/L to show where it is on the plastic)...
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Re: Headlight aiming question 2015 Overland

Raise/Lower
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Oh yeah...duh. Although you'd think they would recognize the potential confusion with left/right and label it U&D for up/down.
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