Regardless you feel you can’t see properly through the night, regardless you feel you’re lighting too low or too high, in all of these circumstances, there’s only one component of your automobile to blame – your low beams. Despite the fact this correction may appear easy thanks to the thumbwheel on your dashboard, a full correction is much more complicated than this basic realignment, and in this document, we will see how to adjust the low beam lights of your Ford F 150 ? For this, first we will see why you should adjust your lights, and, secondly, how to adjust the low beam lights of your Ford F 150 .


Why adjust the low beam lights of your Ford F 150 ?

So let’s start our document with the benefit of adjusting the low beam lights of your Ford F 150 . For many of us these lights are well enough adjusted, and it seems that they light up enough at night. Unfortunately this is not always the case and checking out this setting, either because the low beams of your Ford F 150  are not illuminating well, or because you have the feeling that they are too low or too strong is a wise decision .

Adjusting the low beam of your Ford F 150  for security is a wise decision.

First of all, the adjusting of the dipped headlights of an Ford F 150  must be done for a simple security cause. Whether it’s for you, or for the other drivers you come across during your night trips. In reality, if you don’t see enough, the risk is to fail to see an obstacle on the road, or to anticipate a curve badly. In contrast, if your lights are too strong, you risk dazzling the drivers in front of you, and thus putting yourself in danger. It is consequently important for others as well as for you to have an ideal setting of your parking lights.

Setting the low beam headlights of an Ford F 150  for law motives

Additionally to security, there is a law that regulates the power, the adjustment of low beams of cars, here is what it specifies: have between 2 and 4 headlights that light up at least 30 meters. Another regulation regulates 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 Ford F 150 ?

We will now move on to the section that interests you the most in this document, how to adjust the low beams of his Ford F 150 ? This setting may seem to be a bit difficult, but if you stick to the recommendations you should be able to do it without too much issue.

Preparations to set the low beam of a Ford F 150 

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

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

The setting of the low beam headlights of his Ford F 150 

Once your automobile is into 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 operation here are the steps to stick to:

  • Open your bonnet, locate the screws for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the lights of your Ford F 150  (they are almost always marked, and those above must adjust the verticality and those on the side handles the horizontality of the adjustment).
  • Use a cloth or anything else to hide the light on which you are not making the adjustment.
  • Using the screws to make the horizontal adjustment, you should have the most strong 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 correction, 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 done, verify that the low beam setting of your Ford F 150  is consistent on the road, do not hesitate to verify that it has been driven, sometimes it may move.

If you want to adjust the fog lights on your Ford F 150 , please examine our document on this subject.

If you have any additional questions about the Ford F 150 , do not hesitate to consult our Ford F 150  category.