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Night Saber Adjustment

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by BigDBoots, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. BigDBoots

    BigDBoots Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    I purchased a used set of Night Saber 1's with my lift frame (free add on). Although the lights work, nice and bright, one problem: The angle of the light pod is too low to "see" over the plow when lifted. Came home from my real job and attempted to remove them from their mount to inspect things butttttttttt the 3/4 nut continues to just spin on both pods. Any advice/info I am missing???
  2. BigDBoots

    BigDBoots Senior Member
    Messages: 102

  3. kenmaxwell2

    kenmaxwell2 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    i have has this happen to two sets no matter what i did i couldnt adjust them
    had to buy a new light if you find a solution let me know cause i sure couldnt figure one out
  4. Booman70

    Booman70 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I was able to jam a screwdriver in mine to hol the bolt so I could unscrew them make sure you put rust penetrant on em to. After I got them out was able to press the bracket that holds the bolt back around the bolt enough to stop it from spinning when I put them back on also put some never seize on the threads so wouldnt happen again
  5. jimmyg1622

    jimmyg1622 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I just had that problem I ended up using a nut splitter to get the nuts off and then took them in the garage and welded the bolt to the mount on the light. The reason this happens is they use a carriage bolt instead of a fixed bolt, so it tends to wear out the bracket. I haven't had any problems since and I saved $300.00
  6. Bashby

    Bashby Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    Use a cutoff wheel or sawzall to cut a slot in the end of the bolt, then you can use a flat screwdriver to hold it while you loosen the nut.
  7. nightwalks

    nightwalks Member
    Messages: 37

    The issue with welding the bolts in place is that you loose the vertical ability to adjust them (since the bolt can't rock anymore) I was able to cut mine off with a nutbreaker and tap down the bent-up mounting plate enough to hold the bolt from further spinning....I used some never-seize lube and got some new nuts and worked them around a few times while holding the upper thread area with vise-grips....then mounted them with the new nuts finger tight, drove the truck to a large lot at night (with the plow UP) and tightened them in place while aiming them properly...been nice and focused ever since.