2018 CX-5 GT Tech have lateral/horizontal headlight aiming/adjustment screws?

Recently had the drivers side headlight replaced under warranty (moisture + dead LED accent) and the aiming seems off pointed high and to the center of car compared to before. Took it back to the dealer and they adjusted the vertical axis but said there is no adjustment for the horizontal axis. I know there is a channel in the headlight housing for adjustment horizontally (aimed outward beside the channel to the vertical adjustment screw) but at the end there is a smooth white cap that cant be removed. Looked everywhere online for the "Headlight Aiming" section referenced in the '17+ Service/Workshop manual but cannot find it. Any help is appreciated!
 
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Horizontal is part of a motor system as far as I know, but I haven't looked more into that to be honest. When you start the car with lights 'on' you would notice it does self leveling horizontal check then centers.

Could it be the new headlight is not mounted on the car correctly?

If it's still under warranty, I would probably ask the dealer to fix it as it was before. One could argue that headlights are critical safety element of the car.

This is the only one that I've seen...

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Thanks for the reply and picture! Thats what I was wondering as well. I can find where the horizontal screw would be in the diagonal channel on the back of the light but it’s covered by a white cap. Wondering if they covered it up since it is part of an automatic centering system. They were confident it wasn’t adjustable but I would love to see the service manual to confirm lol. Headlight seemed to be properly mounted from what I can tell and it does the start up horizontal dance.
 
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GTEyes

2020 CX5 Signature - Jet Black
Thanks for the reply and picture! Thats what I was wondering as well. I can find where the horizontal screw would be in the diagonal channel on the back of the light but it’s covered by a white cap. Wondering if they covered it up since it is part of an automatic centering system. They were confident it wasn’t adjustable but I would love to see the service manual to confirm lol. Headlight seemed to be properly mounted from what I can tell and it does the start up horizontal dance.
I recently went down this road, too.
Try looking at used headlights on Ebay...people usually show the headlights from all angles and you can see where the adjusters are. If I recall correctly, the horizontal adjustment has a cap on it on the models that have the AFS system to prevent it from being adjusted. Make sure you're looking at an OEM headlight pictures and not an aftermarket one...the adjusters are different.

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Best of luck!
 
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