Regardless you feel you can’t see good enough during the night, regardless you feel you’re lighting too low or too high, in all of these cases, there’s only one component of your vehicle to blame – your low beams. Despite the fact this correction may seem easy to do thanks to the thumbwheel on your dashboard, a whole correction is much more complicated than this basic modification, and in this document, we will discover how to adjust the low beam lights of your Citroen Ds3? For this, first we will discover why you should adjust your lights, and, secondly, how to adjust the low beam lights of your Citroen Ds3.


Why set the low beam lights of your Citroen Ds3?

So let’s begin our document with the interest of adjusting the low beam lights of your Citroen Ds3. For many of us these lights are well enough adjusted, and it seems that they light up enough at night. Sadly this is not always the case and verifying this setting, either because the low beams of your Citroen Ds3 are not illuminating well, or because you have the feeling that they are too weak or too strong is a good idea .

Adjusting the low beam of your Citroen Ds3 for safety is a good idea.

First of all, the adjusting of the dipped headlights of an Citroen Ds3 must be done for a basic safety purpose. Regardless whether it’s for you, or for the other users you come across during your night trips. In fact, if you don’t see enough, the risk is to miss an obstacle on the route, or to anticipate a curve badly. On the flip side, if your lights are too strong, you risk dazzling the people in front of you, and thus putting yourself at risk. It is subsequently imperative for others as well as for you to have an optimal setting of your parking lights.

Setting the low beam headlights of an Citroen Ds3 for legal justifications

In addition to safety, there is a law that controls the power, the adjustment of low beams of cars, here is what it specifies: have between 2 and 4 headlights that illuminate at least 30 meters. Another regulation controls 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 ground, and that they must be at least 600 mm apart.

How to adjust the low-beam headlamps of a Citroen Ds3?

We will now move on to the part that concerns you the most in this document, how to adjust the low beams of his Citroen Ds3? This setting may appear a bit complicated, but if you stick to the instructions you should be able to do it without too much difficulty.

Preparations to set the low beam of a Citroen Ds3

Firstly, you will need to prepare your vehicle to adjust your low beam lights in good conditions, here are the preparations to put in place:

  • Place your vehicle on a area in front of a white wall for example, about 4 or 5 meters from the wall.
  • Verify your tire pressure precisely.
  • 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 unneeded weight from the vehicle, only one person should be in the driver’s seat.

The setting of the low beam headlights of his Citroen Ds3

Once your vehicle is into position, you will switch 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 vehicle up to a distance of between 7 and 10 metres. For the rest of the task here are the steps to stick to:

  • Open your bonnet, identify the screws for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the lights of your Citroen Ds3 (they are usually marked, and those above must adjust the verticality and those on the side adjusts the horizontality of the adjustment).
  • Use a cloth or some thing else to hide the light on which you are not making the manipulation.
  • Using the screws to make the horizontal manipulation, you should have the most powerful 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 completed, verify that the low beam setting of your Citroen Ds3 is consistent on the road, do not hesitate to verify that it has been driven, on occasion it may move.

If you want to adjust the fog lights on your Citroen Ds3, please browse our document on this subject.

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