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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Aim Fog Lights

During our camping trip back in June, when returning to camp I turned the headlights off and ran with parking lights and the fogs to try to keep my lights out of other campers when we returned late. Fogs are supposed to be aimed low, but one of mine is pointed at the sky. Anyone know if these things are adjustable?




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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 06:18 PM
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Re: Aim Fog Lights

I don't think the fogs are adjustable as the headlights. I think they are just mounted in their positions; is that lamp noticeably pointed up?

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Aim Fog Lights

I haven't looked at the lamp itself, but when parked pointed at a wall maybe 12 feet from the bumper, the left beam was noticeably higher than the other, maybe 8-10 inches? Driving through the campground, it was obvious one was out of whack as it was hitting the top halves of the trailers vs the lower half for the other.

I wouldn't have thought they were aim-able either, but it certainly needs it! I'll have to stick my head under there.

The Acadia's have different fogs it seems. I think mine are projector style, like the headlights. Are yours?




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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 07:17 PM
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Re: Aim Fog Lights

Good question; I don't think they are although yours is an Outlook and a few years newer. I will have a look this weekend

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Wife just got home and I took a look. They seem like projector units and there may be an adjustment. There's a definite difference between the two, the passenger side is farther back. Poking at them, it turns out the passenger side is loose! Of course, as I just passed the 36K mark a few weeks ago. Wonder if this is covered under the certified warranty?

I'll have to poke around a bit to see what's up. My 16 YO daughter has had a couple minor, uh, incidents, one with the garage wall and another in a parking lot. Nothing warranting paying my deductible to fix though, in fact you'd have to look hard to see any damage. Damage is at the license plate too, so I doubt it would have broken the fog light though. Will have to double check though before I take it in.




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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 08:06 PM
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My 17 year old son doesn't drive our Acadia much and when he does; it's not alone

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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She doesn't have her license yet, only her temps, but my Mazda3 is a stick, so she's learning on the Outlook.

I poked around a bit and it's impossible to see what's going on without taking something apart. I'll probably pull the inner fender back and have a look tomorrow.




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I pulled this from the service manual.

Preliminary Procedures
1. Completely assemble all of the components on the vehicle.
2. Place the vehicle on a level surface.
3. Stop all work on the vehicle that could affect the ride height of the vehicle.
4. Close all doors and verify that the luggage compartment is empty.
5. Stabilize the suspension.
6. Ensure the fuel level is full.
7. Ensure the tires are inflated to proper specification, see the tire placard, inside edge of the driver's door.
8. Ensure that the driver or a similar weight, approximately 75kg (165 lbs) is in the driver seat.
9. Park the vehicle 7.6 m (25 ft) away from the target screen.
10. Measure from the center of the fog lamp to the ground line. Using this measurement, mark the horizontal centerline of the fog lamp line on the target screen directly in front of the vehicle.
11. Turn on the fog lamps.
12. The top of the fog lamp beam image on the target screen should be 102 mm (4 in) below the center of the fog lamp lens height.
13. Adjust the fog lamp beam as required using the adjusting screw just above the fog lamp lens, exterior side of the vehicle.
14. Turn off the fog lamps after adjustment has been achieved.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Nice, thanks.

Curious, where did you get your factory manual? I'm thinking I'll want to get one. Had one for the Odyssey and it paid for itself on the timing belt and some other diagnostic items. Got a DVD copy for the Mazda, but I think it's from another market, I can't find the info on my engine.

It looks like Helm is the only place to get a factory Outlook manual, is that true?




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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 04:46 PM
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I don't know if the manual I got is the same as the one sold by Helm or not. I got my service manual through ebay for about $20.00.

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