Whether you feel you can’t see good enough at night, whether you feel you’re lighting too low or too high, in all of these cases, there’s only one part of your automobile to blame – your low beams. Despite the fact this correction may seem to be easy to do thanks to the thumbwheel on your dashboard, a whole correction is much more technical than this ordinary modification, and in this document, we will find out how to adjust the low beam lights of your Bmw 1 series? For this, first we will find out why you should adjust your lights, and, secondly, how to adjust the low beam lights of your Bmw 1 series.


Why set the low beam lights of your Bmw 1 series?

So let’s begin our document with the benefit of adjusting the low beam lights of your Bmw 1 series. For the majority of us these lights are good enough adjusted, and it looks like that they light up enough at night. However this is not automatically the case and looking at this setting, either because the low beams of your Bmw 1 series are not illuminating well, or because you have the sense that they are too weak or too strong is a wise decision .

Adjusting the low beam of your Bmw 1 series for security is a wise decision.

To begin, the adjusting of the dipped headlights of an Bmw 1 series must be done for a simple security cause. Regardless whether it’s for you, or for the other users you encounter during your night trips. In reality, if you don’t see enough, the real danger is to fail to see an obstacle on the road, or to predict a curve badly. On the contrary, if your lights are too strong, you risk dazzling the drivers in front of you, and thus putting yourself at risk. It is consequently necessary for others as well as for you to have an ideal setting of your parking lights.

Setting the low beam headlights of an Bmw 1 series for legal motives

Moreover to security, there is a law that supervises the power, the adjustment of low beams of cars, here is what it specifies: have between 2 and 4 headlights that illuminate at minimum , 30 meters. Another regulation supervises their use, the European one (directive 76/756/EEC), which stipulates that the height of the beam must be between 500 mm and 1200 mm from the floor, and that they must be at least 600 mm apart.

How to adjust the low-beam headlamps of a Bmw 1 series?

We will now go forward to the section that concerns you the more in this document, how to adjust the low beams of his Bmw 1 series? This setting may sound a bit complex, but if you follow the recommendations you should be able to do it without too much difficulty.

Preparations to set the low beam of a Bmw 1 series

Firstly, you will need to set up your automobile to adjust your low beam lights in good conditions, here are the preparations to do:

  • Place your automobile on a surface in front of a white wall for example, about 4 or 5 meters from the wall.
  • Verify your tire pressure rigorously.
  • Verify that the height adjustment knob for the lights is set to 0
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  • Try doing that with half a full tank.
  • Remove all unnecessary weight from the automobile, only one person should be in the driver’s seat.

The setting of the low beam headlights of his Bmw 1 series

Once your automobile is in position, you will turn on your dipped beam and make a cross-shaped mark (one horizontal and one vertical section) in the middle of the beam that will be projected on the wall. Make sure with a level that both parts of the cross are straight. Then back your automobile up to a distance of between 7 and 10 metres. For the rest of the procedure here are the basic steps to follow:

  • Open your bonnet, locate the screws for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the lights of your Bmw 1 series (they are in general marked, and those above must adjust the verticality and those on the side controls the horizontality of the adjustment).
  • Use a cloth or some thing else to hide the light on which you are not making the modification.
  • Using the screws to make the horizontal modification, you should have the most intense part of the beam which should be a little to the right of the vertical line marked on the wall
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  • With regard to vertical manipulation, you will have to use the screw to try to position the upper end of the beam at the level of the horizontal marking on the wall, or slightly below.
  • Once finished, check that the low beam setting of your Bmw 1 series is consistent on the road, do not hesitate to check that it has been driven, on occasion it may move.

If you want to adjust the fog lights on your Bmw 1 series, please read our document on this subject.

In the event that you have any further questions about the Bmw 1 series, do not hesitate to consult our Bmw 1 series category.