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Chrysler Crossfire
DIY


This is an information page collection of what I have repaired on my Crossfire.

Note:
You should not do any repair on your car if you don't have enough experience and knowledge! You use this information on your own risk! Don't blame me if something goes wrong.

Headlights adjusting and align:


Contents:

  1. How to adjust and align the headlights
  2. Inside the headlight

The vertical (up and down) adjustment of the head lights is very obvious, but the horizontal (left and right) align is much more confusing.

Chrysler Crossfire, 2005

1, How to adjust and align the headlights:

I have found that the headlights on the Crossfire is very weak, could part of it depends on bad align of the headlights?

Chrysler Crossfire Headlight adjust and aligne

The low beam headlight on the passengers side has a strange angle, it pointing outwards, could that be correct? No, I can see the beam lit up the road to far to the right, must be wrong.


Chrysler Crossfire Headlight adjust and aligne

If it point too much sideways I will loose light where I need it, in front of the car. But what is wrong, is something broken or could it be that easy that it is just to adjust it and align it in correct horizontal angle.

One thing I noticed when I replaced the bulb earlier was that when I pushed the bulb's socket in place there was a "bump" sound. Something get loose and after that the projector inside the headlight pointed very downwards, the beam lit just one meter in front of the car. I think it was a ball head joint that jumped of. It was very easy to correct, I just with my finger pulled the projector beam holder back in place, a similar "bump" sound and then it was in correct position again. Note, these devices are made of plastic, don't pull to much force on it, it can broken off.


This photo of the backside of the headlight is from the driver side, left side because it's is easier to take photographs of that headlight. It's more clear space around it. All other photos are from the passenger side, right side.

Chrysler Crossfire Headlight adjust and aligne

The vertical angle (up and down) you adjust with the white knob, it control both the high beam and the low beam. Normally you only adjust this vertical angle. But in my case there is something wrong with the horizontal (left and right) angle. I thought that maybe I destroyed something earlier or the workshop who replaced this headlight did something wrong.

After a lot of search I found out how it works. The grey adjusters, one to the left that is hidden and one to the right controls the horizontal angle. The left one control the low beam and the right one control the high beam. They are sealed or locked because you should not adjust this horizontal angle. In my case the lock was already taken away.

But how to adjust? Follow my photos below!


Chrysler Crossfire Headlight adjust and aligne

This photo is from the engine towards the front. It's not possible to see the horizontal adjuster from this angle. The circular thing to the right is the rubber protection cover of the high beam.


Chrysler Crossfire Head light adjust and aligne

This is a top view at front of the car, cooler to the right. You see the cables to the position light which is inside the headlight.


Chrysler Crossfire Head light adjust and aligne

If you have a flashlight and lit down here you will find the adjuster, the little grey plastic part. You need a 6 mm hex wrench (Allen key) to adjust it, don't use the ones with a rounded top, it will destroy the plastic adjuster. Note, here is the lock or seal not in place, if it is, you must pull it away first.


Chrysler Crossfire Head light adjust and aligne

The adjuster sits very deep and you need a long tool. When removing the tool be careful to not drop anything inside, very difficult to get it out from here. Now I can roughly adjust the horizontal angle of the low beam.


Chrysler Crossfire Head light adjust and aligne

As you can see now the angle of the projector is more correct, it's not tilted anymore.


Chrysler Crossfire Head light adjust and aligne

I have now only adjusted it very coarse, next time I fine adjust it against a wall or even better take the car to the workshop. If I adjust it myself I will then use this tool which is more practical. In my case I want to test these H7 LED bulbs, they looks to give a much better light. But they are not legal, at least not in the low beam.

Here are instructions how to adjust the angle, only do it if you know what you are doing. A headlight that is not correct adjusted could be dangerous:

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2, Inside the headlight:

If you want to know what's inside the headlight I have with an endoscope tried to get some photos.

Chrysler Crossfire: Inside the headlight

The horizontal adjuster screw high beam that you rotate from outside, inward position.


Chrysler Crossfire: Inside the headlight

Adjuster screw in outward position.


Chrysler Crossfire: Inside the headlight

The arm that screw push / pull to the projector holder.


I also got a lot of other photos from inside, but not sure exactly what it is, maybe useful for somebody.

Chrysler Crossfire: Inside the headlight


Chrysler Crossfire: Inside the headlight


Chrysler Crossfire: Inside the headlight


Chrysler Crossfire: Inside the headlight


Chrysler Crossfire: Inside the headlight


Chrysler Crossfire: Inside the headlight


Chrysler Crossfire: Inside the headlight

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