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I'd just like to mention that in my mom's 2012 Camry the headlights cannot be adjusted, they are aimed the way they thought was best and that's it. Maybe that's the case with the new Rav4 as well.

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There is a small "star" adjustment cog at the back of each headlight. You can use a screwdriver to move the cogs clockwise to lower and counter-clockwise to raise the beam.

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There is a small "star" adjustment cog at the back of each headlight. You can use a screwdriver to move the cogs clockwise to lower and counter-clockwise to raise the beam.
Is this true for the 2013? I'm getting tired of people flashing high beams at me at night. I'll look for the star adjustment tonight when I get home from work and will report back.

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I just spent 15 minutes looking for anything that resembles an adjustment for the headlights on my 2013 Rav4 XLE (Woodstock, Ontario made) and couldn't find anything that looked like it would adjust either the low or high beam.

If anyone has access to the 2013 service manual, could they check this out?

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This video is not about a RAV but it gives you an idea of what the adjustment mechanism looks like. It is quite visible on the RAV


" title="Properly Adjust Car Headlights - YouTube" target="_blank">Properly Adjust Car Headlights - YouTube

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This video is not about a RAV but it gives you an idea of what the adjustment mechanism looks like. It is quite visible on the RAV
I did see those but they were so far below the lights that I discounted them as headlight adjusters. I'll take a second look later. Thanks so much. As well, thanks for finding the video. Makes it quite clear how to adjust the lights.

I guess I was looking for the type of adjuster which older cars had which allowed you to turn a knurled knob and actually see what was happening regarding the headlight aiming process. Ah, the good old days

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I did some more searching and located the adjusters that 4ever is talking about. As well, there is a little diagram on the plastic panel above it to tell you which way to turn the adjuster. These pics are of the drivers side but the passenger side is the same.



Not sure if there is the capability to adjust left and/or right. Probably not, but, hey, I was wrong about the adjusters. So if anyone (4ever) can shed some light on this, let us know. By the way, the adjuster is at the lower right of the 2nd pic, right beside the 2 wires (Red - White stripe)
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Always thought the old way was the only way eh?
We've some learning to do.
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I did some more searching and located the adjusters that 4ever is talking about.
It is really a hex bolt with a toothed shoulder around the head. The screwdriver you use to turn the bolt engages the row of teeth from the threaded side of the bolt.

From the second picture, the adjuster bolt is shown as viewed from the side, and is about 1.5 inches just east of the cited wires
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looks like some of us didn't find it yet. stand on the driver's sidefront wheel next to the headlight. from that position look down to the headlight housing and you will see a GREYish bolt over a bottle crown-like thing on the rear of the headlight housing. that's the adjustment knob. It's easier to use no.10 socket ratchet wrench. Counter clockwise for UP and clockwise DOWN. same way on the passenger headlight
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