Vertical aim adjustment

Vertical aim adjustment  - Aiming the headlamps - Lights - Lincoln MKZ Owners Manual - Lincoln MKZ

1. Park the vehicle directly in front of a wall or screen on a level surface,

1. Park the vehicle directly in front of a wall or screen on a level surface, approximately 25 feet (7.6 meters) away.

Х (1) 8 feet (2.4 meters)
Х (2) Center height of lamp to ground
Х (3) 25 feet (7.6 meters)
Х (4) Horizontal reference line

2. Measure the height of the headlamp bulb center from the ground and mark an 8 foot (2.4 meter) horizontal reference line on the vertical wall or screen at this height (a piece of masking tape works well). The center of the lamp is marked by a 3 mm circle on the headlamp lens.

3. Turn on the low beam headlamps to illuminate the wall or screen and open the hood.

To see a clearer light pattern for adjusting, you may want to block the light from one headlamp while adjusting the other.

For vehicles with halogen headlamps:

For vehicles with halogen headlamps:

On the wall or screen you will observe a flat zone of high intensity light located at the top of the right hand portion of the beam pattern. If the top edge of the high intensity light zone is not at the horizontal reference line, the headlamp will need to be adjusted.

For vehicles with HID headlamps:

For vehicles with HID headlamps:

There is a distinct cut-off (change from light to dark) in the left portion of the beam pattern. The top edge of this cut-off should be positioned two inches (51 mm) below the horizontal reference line.

4. Locate the vertical adjuster on each headlamp. Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, turn the adjuster either clockwise (to adjust down) or counterclockwise (to adjust up).

5. Close the hood and turn off the lamps.

HORIZONTAL AIM IS NOT

HORIZONTAL AIM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS VEHICLE AND IS NON-ADJUSTABLE.

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