Headlights - Adjust - EMEA (Wall Method)

Correction code 1740910017409100

Adjust Headlights Using a Wall

  1. Apply tape to a wall 23.6 in (60 cm) from the ground.
    Apply Tape to Wall
  2. Apply tape to the floor 31.1 ft (9.5 m) from the wall.
    Note: EU vehicles require a 1 to 1.5 degree downward inclination in the headlight beam. For example, a vehicle parked 10 m from the wall would have 10 cm beam drop, from 70 cm height at the lens to 60 cm height at the wall.
  3. Park the vehicle on a flat surface perpendicular to a wall, aligning the front fascia with the tape on the floor.
    Apply Tape to Floor and Align Front Fascia
  4. Make sure that all 4 tires are inflated to specification.
  5. Use a laser measure to make sure the vehicle is positioned perpendicular to the wall. Measure the distance from the center of both front wheels to the wall. Both measururements from the center of the wheels to the wall should be equal. If the measurements are unequal, re-position vehicle accordingly.
  6. Use a laser measure to determine the center point of the vehicle. Hold the laser measure perpendicular to the wall and project the laser onto the center point of the vehicle. Mark the center line on the wall with a piece of tape.
    Alignment Targets
  7. Measure 28 in (72 cm) horizontally on either side of the center line, and then mark these measurements with a piece of tape.
    Measure 72 cm from Center
  8. Add a vertical strip of tape to both marks made in the step above to make targets for the horizontal headlight alignment.
    Create Alignment Targets
  9. Open the front LH door.
  10. Place weight in the driver's seat equal to approximately 75 kg.
  11. On the vehicle touchscreen, enter headlight adjustment mode: Controls > Service > Adjust Headlights.
  12. Use a shop towel to completely cover the RH headlight.
    Cover the Right Headlight
  13. On the vehicle touch screen, select Left.
  14. On the steering wheel, use the left scroll wheel to adjust the beam level. Adjust the LH headlight so that the top right part of the beam aligns with the tape mark on the wall, and the angled portions align as shown.
    Adjust the Left Headlight Beam
  15. When LH headlight adjustment is complete, uncover the RH headlight.
  16. Use a shop towel to completely cover the LH headlight.
    Cover the Left Headlight
  17. On the vehicle touch screen, select Right.
  18. On the steering wheel, use the right scroll wheel to adjust the beam level. Adjust the RH headlight so that the top right part of the beam aligns with the tape mark on the wall, and the angled portions align as shown.
    Adjust the Right Headlight Beam
  19. When RH headlight adjustment is complete, uncover the LH headlight.
  20. Exit headlight adjustment mode from the vehicle center display.
  21. Remove the weight from the driver's seat.
  22. Close the front LH door.
Apply Tape to Wall
1Apply tape to a wall 23.6 in (60 cm) from the ground.
2Apply tape to the floor 31.1 ft (9.5 m) from the wall.
Note: EU vehicles require a 1 to 1.5 degree downward inclination in the headlight beam. For example, a vehicle parked 10 m from the wall would have 10 cm beam drop, from 70 cm height at the lens to 60 cm height at the wall.
Apply Tape to Floor and Align Front Fascia
3Park the vehicle on a flat surface perpendicular to a wall, aligning the front fascia with the tape on the floor.
4Make sure that all 4 tires are inflated to specification.
5Use a laser measure to make sure the vehicle is positioned perpendicular to the wall. Measure the distance from the center of both front wheels to the wall. Both measururements from the center of the wheels to the wall should be equal. If the measurements are unequal, re-position vehicle accordingly.
Alignment Targets
6Use a laser measure to determine the center point of the vehicle. Hold the laser measure perpendicular to the wall and project the laser onto the center point of the vehicle. Mark the center line on the wall with a piece of tape.
Measure 72 cm from Center
7Measure 28 in (72 cm) horizontally on either side of the center line, and then mark these measurements with a piece of tape.
Create Alignment Targets
8Add a vertical strip of tape to both marks made in the step above to make targets for the horizontal headlight alignment.
9Open the front LH door.
10Place weight in the driver's seat equal to approximately 75 kg.
11On the vehicle touchscreen, enter headlight adjustment mode: Controls > Service > Adjust Headlights.
Cover the Right Headlight
12Use a shop towel to completely cover the RH headlight.
13On the vehicle touch screen, select Left.
Adjust the Left Headlight Beam
14On the steering wheel, use the left scroll wheel to adjust the beam level. Adjust the LH headlight so that the top right part of the beam aligns with the tape mark on the wall, and the angled portions align as shown.
15When LH headlight adjustment is complete, uncover the RH headlight.
Cover the Left Headlight
16Use a shop towel to completely cover the LH headlight.
17On the vehicle touch screen, select Right.
Adjust the Right Headlight Beam
18On the steering wheel, use the right scroll wheel to adjust the beam level. Adjust the RH headlight so that the top right part of the beam aligns with the tape mark on the wall, and the angled portions align as shown.
19When RH headlight adjustment is complete, uncover the LH headlight.
20Exit headlight adjustment mode from the vehicle center display.
21Remove the weight from the driver's seat.
22Close the front LH door.