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If there is no service center with equipment to adjust the headlights or do you want to save money on repair, you can adjust the light by yourself. First check the suspension of the car, the condition of the springs. Rate the tire pressure, correct the difference in tyre sizes – each of these factors can significantly influence the direction of the beam.
Before the procedure to load the driver's seat ballast weighing 70-80 kg, re-fuel the car.
Check the status of lighting in the headlights. Blackened or flickering bulbs should be replaced immediately.
Select to adjust the lights even, light vertical wall. If possible, stretch it to the screen. The area in front of the working wall should be an area minimum of 7-10 meters.
To correctly configure the flow of light, put the car to the wall lights, on the surface of the screen, select the marker of the center of the car, highlight the Central axis of each headlamp. Now you can go back 7.5 metres from the wall. Use a tape measure for accuracy. On the wall straight horizontal line connect mark the centers of the headlights and swipe through them in two vertical lines.
Will be back down to 7.5 cm from a horizontal line, draw another line strictly parallel to the top.
Switch on the low beam. Close the left headlight and adjustment screws, moving the reflector in all directions (horizontally and vertically), adjust the right headlight in that position, to the upper border of the beam was combined with the bottom line on the wall, and the apex angle in the spot light fell in a vertical line passing through the center of the spotlight.
Close the right headlight of the car. Adjust left headlight similarly, the right.
Advice 2: How to adjust car headlight
It is often possible to observe on — road users that are not configured lighting devices. And this is not only a problem of drivers of faulty cars, as they have too little coverage, but for oncoming traffic, as their blinding light of headlights.
Adjust the headlights of your car by yourself if in your area there is no service center with special equipment, or you for some reason are unable to go there. The setting should begin with an inspection of the suspension components. Note the tire pressure of the wheels, the difference in their sizes. Look at the condition of suspension springs and load distribution in the car body, as all the faults that can be revealed during such inspection, have a direct impact on the direction of the light beam.
Load the driver's seat ballast weighing approximately 80 pounds and fill the gas tank halfway. And then check the status of the lamps in the headlights. If you find bulbs with blackened flasks, they must be changed.
Pick up a smooth vertical wall for holding the setting before which should be at least eight meters of horizontal section of the roadway. In order to clearly set the lights, you'll need to hang on the wall screen, which can be done independently.
You will need to drive right up to the wall and mark the center of the car on the wall and the Central axis of each of the headlamps. Then off for seven and a half meters and a horizontal line on the wall to make connecting the dots centres of the headlights, and then using them to draw vertical lines. Then at 7.5 cm below, draw a line parallel to the horizontal line drawn through the centers of the headlights. Then turn on low beams and the left headlight to close the carton.
Using the adjustment screws, adjust the right headlight so that the upper limit of the beam coincide on the screen with the bottom line. Then in the same way adjust the left headlight. Doing all the right advice, you won't create problems either road users or yourself. On machines with separate headlights for high and low beam adjustment is performed individually for all 4 headlights.
If the car has a separate low beam and high beam, to adjust the light beam needs individually for each of the four headlights.