Whether you feel you can’t see as well during the night, regardless you feel you’re lighting too low or too high, in all of these situations, there’s only one part of your motor vehicle to blame – your low beams. Even though this adjustment may look simple thanks to the thumbwheel on your dashboard, a complete adjustment is much more complicated than this common realignment, and in this document, we will see how to adjust the low beam lights of your Jeep Gladiator? For this, first of all we will see why you should adjust your lights, and, secondly, how to adjust the low beam lights of your Jeep Gladiator.


Why adjust the low beam lights of your Jeep Gladiator?

So let’s begin our document with the benefit of adjusting the low beam lights of your Jeep Gladiator. For most people these lights are good enough adjusted, and it seems that they light up enough at night. Unfortunately this is not automatically the case and looking at this setting, either because the low beams of your Jeep Gladiator are not illuminating well, or because you have the sense that they are too weak or too powerful is a good option .

Adjusting the low beam of your Jeep Gladiator for safety is a good option.

Firstly, the adjusting of the dipped headlights of an Jeep Gladiator must be done for a basic safety purpose. Regardless it’s for you, or for the other users you encounter during your night trips. Indeed, if you don’t see enough, the risk is to miss an obstacle on the route, or to anticipate a curve badly. Alternatively, if your lights are too powerful, you risk dazzling the drivers in front of you, and thus putting yourself in danger. It is therefore fundamental for others as well as for you to have an ideal setting of your parking lights.

Setting the low beam headlights of an Jeep Gladiator for law reasons

Furthermore to safety, 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 minimum , 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 Jeep Gladiator?

We will now go forward to the section that interests you the most in this document, how to adjust the low beams of his Jeep Gladiator? This setting may appear a bit complicated, but if you stick to the instructions you should be able to do it without too much issue.

Preparations to set the low beam of a Jeep Gladiator

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

  • Place your motor vehicle on a floor in front of a white wall for example, about 4 or 5 meters from the wall.
  • Check your tire pressure cautiously.
  • Check 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 motor vehicle, only one person should be in the driver’s seat.

The setting of the low beam headlights of his Jeep Gladiator

Once your motor vehicle is in place, 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 move back your motor vehicle up to a distance of between 7 and 10 metres. For the rest of the operation here are the guidelines to stick to:

  • Open your bonnet, situate the screws for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the lights of your Jeep Gladiator (they are generally marked, and those above must adjust the verticality and those on the side adjusts the horizontality of the adjustment).
  • Use a cloth or something else to hide the light on which you are not making the correction.
  • Using the screws to make the horizontal correction, 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 Jeep Gladiator is consistent on the road, do not be reluctant to check that it has been driven, sometimes it may move.

If you want to adjust the fog lights on your Jeep Gladiator, please read our document on this subject.

If perhaps you have any additional questions about the Jeep Gladiator, do not hesitate to consult our Jeep Gladiator category.