Aiming the headlamps

Aiming the headlamps  - Lights - Lincoln MKX Owners Manual - Lincoln MKX

The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed at the assembly plant.

If your vehicle has been in an accident the alignment of your headlamps should be checked by your authorized dealer.

Vertical aim adjustment

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

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.
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:

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 2 inches (5 cm) below the horizontal reference line.

4. Locate the vertical adjuster on

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

The horizontal edge of the brighter light should touch the horizontal reference line.

5. Close the hood and turn off the lamps.

5. Close the hood and turn off the lamps.

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

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