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#36 of 195 Re: Weak reception [fitman548]
Aug 02, 2006 (2:50 pm)
I think the original diagram came from a non-US/Canada car, so it's probably different from ours. If you go back and take a look now, I've just replaced the diagram with an actual picture of my car, with a screwdriver sticking out of the "gear", for clarity.
The label that you see, showing "Up (left arrow)" and "Down (right arrow)" refers to the direction that you should see the gear teeth moving, as viewed from the top of the gear. So, for the headlights to move "Up", the gear moves left.
On the driver's side, you have to rotate the screwdriver, so that you get the same effect (gear rotating to the left, as viewed from the top, to raise the headlights):
This is what lurks beneath the plastic shield on the driver's side. It really makes it a pain in the butt to see what's going on, underneath it. You can also see where I marked the gear, and added the left/up, right/down sticker:
I hope I haven't confused anyone, more than they may already be!
#37 of 195 How do I replace the headlamp bulbs?
Jan 08, 2007 (5:48 am)
#38 of 195 Re: PIAA Bulbs for Headlights [crimsona]
Jan 08, 2007 (5:58 am)
Do it yourself is great except that I can't figure out how to get at the bulbs to replace them.
Tried removing the two obvious 10mm bolts figuring that the headlamp assembly would lift or hinge out but no go. What is the replacement trick?
#39 of 195 Re: Weak reception [dewaltdakota]
Jan 09, 2007 (12:14 pm)
I kept putting off doing something about my headlights (not much of a do-it-yourself person, and don't have a wall handy to judge height), and now I'm REALLY regretting it. In early December my hubby hit a coyote that was running in the middle of a rural road (55 mph, 2 lanes, no time to brake) - no problem, no damage. Right before Christmas, in the rainy dark, he hit a bicycle that was in the middle of a freeway lane. He didn't see it in time to avoid it (traveling at 65 mph, not speeding) and couldn't move over due to traffic. We don't have the car back yet, but the estimate was over $3000 - there's a hole in the oil pan, the radiator and housing needed to be replaced, plus the body damage (bumper, spoiler, some other black metal part, hood buckled). My advice is to get this taken care of sooner, rather than later!
Jan 28, 2007 (2:15 pm)
wow after reading all these posts I feel very enlightened and I am no longer in the dark..........
#41 of 195 Re: I see the light [nascartrash]
Jan 28, 2007 (3:03 pm)
I had mine adjusted by the dealer before I took delivery. No problems at all.
#42 of 195 Re: I see the light [rsm333]
Feb 07, 2007 (12:51 pm)
Yes, having the dealer do it is smart. Most will do it free, assuming you bought the car there. I didn't know about the headlamp issue until after I purchased the vehicle, so I had it adjusted at my 5,000 mile service visit. It's much better, but I think I will have the beams bumped up just a bit more the next time my vehicle is in for service. And yes, I agree the low-beam situation can be very dangerous, and I hope Honda monitors this site and plans to correct the situation.
#43 of 195 Daylight Running Lights
Sep 11, 2007 (9:53 am)
Has anyone installed Daylight Running Lights (DRL)using the Fog Lights on their Fit? I believe that they are standard issue in CA. Thanks.......
#44 of 195 Re: I see the light [rsm333]
Sep 11, 2007 (7:11 pm)
I had mine adjusted at the dealership and it's fine now. I'm very happy with my Fit overall.
My Fit was not safe to drive at night until the low beams were adjusted.
It seems like this is a common problem.
#45 of 195 tailgate light
Oct 02, 2007 (12:45 pm)
I promise, one of these days, I'm installing a kill switch for the tailgate light, so you can leave the back open without the light running continuously. This probably involves taking off a panel.
I was looking for the switch in the jamb that depresses when you close the hatch..couldn't find it! I know where the one are for the 4 doors, but the hatch seems to sense the actual latch somehow.