Prius headlight leveler

toyota
prius
headlights

#1

Last year my 2004 Prius headlights focused downward so I could not see the road. Toyata mechanic said the sensor in the rear had got wet and rusted. Replaced it at the cost of $500. It did not fix the problem. Took it back…they said; “it was fixed”!


#2

That is very nice to know. Do you have an actual question?


#3

Is it fixed? Can you demonstrate the problem for the dealer?

BTW this is one of the reasons we generally don’t recommend going to the dealer for any service not covered under warranty.


#4

Only at night when the dealer isn’t open. The question was: Does anyone else have this problem?
How is it solved? OK I’ll go to a recommended mechanic.


#5

I’m assuming the headlights are the HIDs?
They should be able to tell just by shining the light on the wall and adjusting from there


#6

They did…they said they’re fine…they’re not…I’ll take them somewhere else!


#7

Some owners manuals have a surprising amount of information. The owners manual for my wifes 02 Sonata even includes detailed instructions for checking & aiming the headlights.

See if your OM includes this info.


#8

As usual, a lot of people who have never looked at how your headlights work are giving less than useful replies.
Here’s a “how to” that may help you fix them.
http://www.sector13.org/jason/prius/headlights/heightsensor.html


#9

Thank you
This was helpful.