Applies to: Hyundai Coupe/Tiburon 1998-2000
Body Electrical System Exterior Lamps
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Before performing aiming adjustment, make sure of the following.

  1. Keep all tires inflated to the correct pressure.

  1. Place the vehicle on level ground and press the front bumper & rear bumper down several times.

  1. See that the vehicle is unloaded (except for full levels of coolant, engine oil and fuel, and spare tire, jack and tools).

  1. Clean the head lights lens and turn on the headlight (Lower beam).

  1. Open the hood.

  1. Adjust the vertical indicator by turning the adjusting bolt with a Phillips screwdriver.

    The bubble in the gauge should be in line with the reference line.

  1. Adjust the horizontal indicator by turning the adjusting gear with a Phillips screwdriver.

    The indicator should be in line with the "O" line.


If the vehicle has had front body repair and the headlight assembly has been replaced, the headlight aiming should be checked using the timing chart as shown in the illustration. Turn on the headlight switch (Low Beam Position).

  1. Adjust headlights so that main axis of light is parallel to center line of the body and is aligned with point P shown in the illustration.

  1. Dotted lines in the illustration show center of headlights.

"H" : Horizontal center line of headlights from ground. 23.3 in (593 mm : With driver)

"W" : Distance between each headlight center. 42.1 in (1070 mm)

"L" : Distance between the headlights and the wall that the lights are tested against. 118.11 in (3,000 mm)

Even if the horizontal indicator does not align with the reference line or the vertical indicator bubble is not centered in the reference line after aiming by the chart, it is acceptable if they are within the O.K. ranges.