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headlight problems

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by OhioPlower, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Has anyone had problems aiming the new headlights? I have mine aimed all the way as high as that stupid bracket will let me go and they are aimed about 25 feet in front of the truck. Any ideas? The first couple years I owned it they were fine, now they arent. Any Ideas? I might just grind out the little bracket some so they will aim a little higher.
     
  2. BOSS_JG

    BOSS_JG Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Try loosening the four bolts that connect the light bar tube to the plow frame uprights. There is some hole tolerance that will allow the entire light bar to rotate. Then re-tighten the four bolts. This should give you a bit more adjustment. Then follow the headlight aiming procedure outlined in the attached video to properly set the lights.

    http://youtu.be/DK_DWuZwohM

    If this doesn’t do it you may want to have the plow inspected to see if something else is the root cause.
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If it had enough adjustment before, but doesn't now you want to be checking the truck side for anything loose or worn. Something as simple as worn front springs will do it but more importantly loose/worn fasteners on the mount. Not uncommon for them to loosen up thus the push beam rotates down causing the plow lamps to follow. And the first indicator is the lack of lamp adjustability that was once enough.
     
  4. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Boss JG ill try that tomorrow. B&B I just replaces all the hardware on the truckside with grade 8 bolts since the old ones were worn a little and it pulled the headgear towards the truck just a little, but the lights are still way off
     
  5. Screamin!

    Screamin! Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    How about aiming the older style headlights with the 2 bolts under the metal bar? I loosened the 2 bolts, and all it allows is the lights to swerve left or right, not up or down.
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yeah they were famous for that, plus seldom holding the adjustment if they would move enough in the first place. The trick to them is to get the horizontal adjustment where you want it and then make the vertical adjustment by moving the light bar. I covered this before on a few occasions when they were still current model since it was such a commonly asked question even then.
     
  7. Screamin!

    Screamin! Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I just bought a new to me truck, and it had a 8' Boss. And being I'm a western guy, I'm pretty lost with all the standard functions.