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Setting Headlights

Post by iandvl » 07 Sep 2017 07:38

Morning folkses.

Relatively recently, I get "brighted" a bit (not a heck of a lot, but a bit) from oncoming traffic when travelling at night. I'm not sure if my headlight alignment is a little out or something. Now the million dollar question: how does one align the lights ? Does anyone have a procedure for this, or know of a place that can do it ? The manual I have is the Nissan manual, which assumes one has all the expensive kit that the dealerships have...

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Re: Setting Headlights

Post by ChristoSlang » 07 Sep 2017 08:25

Easy to do, don't pay a dealer! There are two split adjusters that you tweak with a flat screwdriver. The diagram below may look complicated, but basically the beam should drop 6cm for each 5 m distance, and they should both be aimed straight ahead.
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Re: Setting Headlights

Post by iandvl » 07 Sep 2017 08:31

Christo,

Thanks a stack. Seems to be relatively simple. I'll try it over the weekend. :salute: :salute:

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