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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: How To Adjust the Headlights

January 13, 2014

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Kelly wasn't exaggerating, the headlights in our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe seem to be horribly mis-aimed. They throw a puddle of illumination in front of the nose that extends only fifteen feet, I'd say. I drove our Santa Fe at night recently and had to use the high beams to see road signs. They're bad.

Because I had another long stretch of night driving ahead of me, I figured I'd see about re-aiming them myself. Easy, right? The owner's manual (above) suggests this is a job for a professional. But, really, how hard can it be?

Turns out these headlights require a fancy service tool to turn their little adjuster wheels. There was no way I could do it with bare hands and no tools. Dang. Another blind drive.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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