View original topic: Cheap headlight adjuster fix.
delta-vanagon Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:46 am

Moderator note 10/28/13: This topic is now locked; please use the original headlight adjuster topic: .

I had to replace a headlight bulb at my office and when I got the assembly off the van, one of the adjusters fell apart. I took 2 pop bottle caps and made a temporary fix. I just made a small hole in the caps and threaded them on the adjuster bolt.

It is holding surprisingly tight.

James 93SLC Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:53 am


Bet it would hold up for years.

Alaric.H Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:00 am

Dam I have been doing it the hard way. I tapped a brass plug.

Zero419 Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:21 am

I tapped a chunk of metal I had laying around and then used epoxy to hold it in place.

jimbelmont Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:53 am

Built a replacement out of faucet grommets, #10 bolt and a spring.

Captain Pike Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:39 am

Amazing goop,blue tube.

PDXWesty Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:01 am

Here's another great solution:

Vango Conversions Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:45 am

I welded I washer to a nut then welded that to the bucket. Used a piece of old fuel line as a spring. It's a little redneck but it's super solid.

davevickery Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:23 am

Here is my contribution to the DIY headlight adjuster. These are nice because they just screw on and you can get the parts from Home Depot or Ace. Total cost is around $1.00/ea if you buy enough to make 5 or 6.

I like the type of drywall fasterner that has both a screw and a hex head. A lock nut and washer is used to snug up against the bracket in case you can't see it in the photo. I thought maybe the two fasterners pushing against each side might make it hard to turn the screw, but nope, easier than stock. Disclaimer: I haven't done a long term test, but feels great.

djkeev Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:56 am

My fix..... Scroll down.....


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