1996 Ford Taurus Troubleshoot the Lights
When your headlights do not seem to illuminate the road, one or both headlights may be pointing down and to the right. You may also have a headlight that is situated too high, which may cause other drivers to flash their high beams. To correct this problem, you must adjust the headlights vertically or horizontally, depending on their position.
 Tools Used
 Troubleshoot the Lights
Check Vertical Alignment
- Pull the hood release from inside the vehicle. Open the hood and set the support bar.
- Look behind the headlight, from above, and locate the bubble level vertical aim indicator. You should see an adjustment screw on the back on the headlight.
- Turn the screw clockwise or counterclockwise with the wrench to adjust the headlight. The headlight is aligned when the bubble in the level is centered.
- Repeat this process for the other headlight.
Check Horizontal Alignment
- Open the hood and set the support bar.
- Look to the left or right of the headlight to find the horizontal indicator. You will also see an adjustment screw.
- Turn the screw with the wrench. The reference mark that is on the reflector extension needs to be aligned with the horizontal indicator.
- Repeat this step for the other headlight and then close the hood.
 Tips & Warnings
- The vehicle should rest on a flat surface before you align the headlights.