Directing the headlights:
The centers of the headlight low beams should
land on the road about 30 meters ahead of the car, the left angled straight
ahead and the right angled slightly toward the edge of the road. Headlight high
beams should aim just below the horizon. Although the headlights are best
adjusted professionally, you can aim them yourself.
First, check that the tires are inflated
properly and that the car is carrying its usual load.
Park the car on a level surface, the
headlights 25 centimeters from a wall or garage door.
Turn on the low beams and draw or tape a
cross on the wall to mark the center of each beam.
Back the car perfectly straight 7.5 meters.
Each headlight has two adjusting screws, one at the top or bottom and one at
the side; to adjust the aim, tighten or loosen the screws.
Set each headlight low beam 5 centimeters
below the horizontal lines: the left even with its vertical line; the right
5 centimeters to the right of its vertical line. On
a four light system, adjust the high beams the same way as the
low beams; on a two light system, the high beams are
automatically adjusted with the low beams.
(Taken from: Time-Life Books Inc. -
Quick Action Guide to CAR CARE)
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