Exterior lighting

Adjusting headlamp level

Updated 5/18/2020

Adjusting headlamp level

Headlamp levellingApplies to vehicles with halogen headlamps. is adjusted using one of the thumbwheels in the instrument panel.

The load in the car changes the vertical alignment of the headlamp beam, which could dazzle oncoming motorists. Avoid this by adjusting the headlamp level. Lower the beam if the car is heavily laden.

Keep the engine running or the car's electrical system in ignition position I.

Roll the thumbwheel up/down to raise/lower headlamp level.

The position in which the thumbwheel should be set for a number of load cases is shown below.

P5-1507 Headlamp levelling, positions

Examples of thumbwheel position.

Thumbwheel in position 0
Thumbwheel in position 1

Load case

Thumbwheel position

Only driver.

0

Driver and passenger in the front passenger seat.

0

Driver and passenger in the front passenger seat.

Three passengers in the rear seat.

1

Driver and passenger in the front passenger seat.

Three passengers in the rear seat.

220 kg load in the cargo area.

1

Driver and maximum load in the cargo area.

2


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