Headlamps - adjusting headlamp pattern

The headlamp pattern must be adjusted to avoid dazzling oncoming motorists and can be set for right or left-hand traffic.

p3007 ljusbild vänstertrafik
Headlamp pattern, left-hand traffic.
p3007 ljusbild högertrafik
Headlamp pattern, right-hand traffic.

Active Xenon headlamps*

P3007-Manuell reglering av ljusbild
Headlamp control for adjusting headlamp pattern.
  1. Ikon grå fyrkant ANormal position – the headlamp pattern is correct for the country in which the car was delivered.
  2. Ikon grå fyrkant BAdapted position – designed for opposite headlamp pattern.


The headlamps must be handled with extreme caution due to the Xenon lamp being supplied by a high-voltage unit.

The country in which the car is delivered determines whether normal position is designed for right or left-hand traffic.

Example 1

If a car that is delivered in Sweden shall be driven in the UK then the headlamps must be set to the adjusted position, see preceding illustration.

Example 2

A car that is delivered in the UK is designed for left-hand traffic and is driven there with the headlamps in normal position, see preceding illustration.

Halogen headlamps

The headlamp pattern for halogen headlamps is readjusted by masking the headlamp lens. The headlamp pattern may not be as good.

Masking the headlamps

Copy the A and B templates for left-hand drive cars or the C and D templates for right-hand drive cars, see later section "Templates for halogen headlamps". The printed owner's manual describes how the templates can be made in the correct scale:

  • A = LHD Right (left-hand drive, right lens)
  • B = LHD Left (left-hand drive, left lens)
  • C = RHD Right (right-hand drive, right lens)
  • D = RHD Left (right-hand drive, left lens)
Transfer the template to a self-adhesive waterproof material and cut it out.

Start from the design line on the headlamp lenses; see the dotted line in the following figure. Position the self-adhesive templates at the right distance from each design line using the illustration and the dimensions in the following list:

  • A = LHD Right - approx. 86 mm
  • B = LHD Left - approx. 40 mm
  • C = RHD Right - 0 mm
  • D = RHD Left - approx. 96 mm
P3-0846 Masking – halogen headlights
Upper row: left-hand drive cars, templates A and B. Lower row: right-hand drive cars, templates C and D.

Templates for halogen headlamps

P3-1320-X70/S80 Figures with ruler, halogen headlights
  1. * Option/accessory.