Whether you feel you can’t see properly at night, regardless whether you feel you’re lighting too low or too high, in all of these situations, there’s only one part of your vehicle to blame – your low beams. Even though this correction may appear easy thanks to the thumbwheel on your dashboard, a whole correction is much more complex than this basic modification, and in this article, we will see how to adjust the low beam lights of your Lincoln MKX? 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 Lincoln MKX.


Why adjust the low beam lights of your Lincoln MKX?

So let’s start our article with the advantage of adjusting the low beam lights of your Lincoln MKX. For most people these lights are good enough adjusted, and it seems that they light up enough at night. Unfortunately this is not necessarily the case and examining this setting, either because the low beams of your Lincoln MKX are not illuminating well, or because you have the feeling that they are too weak or too powerful is a good idea .

Adjusting the low beam of your Lincoln MKX for security is a good idea.

To begin, the adjusting of the dipped headlights of an Lincoln MKX must be done for a ordinary security cause. It doesn’t matter if it’s for you, or for the other drivers you encounter during your night journeys. Indeed, if you don’t see enough, the real danger is to miss an obstacle on the route, or to predict a curve badly. On the flip side, if your lights are too powerful, you risk dazzling the people in front of you, and thus putting yourself in danger. It is subsequently important for others as well as for you to have an optimal setting of your parking lights.

Setting the low beam headlights of an Lincoln MKX for legal justifications

Furthermore to security, 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 light up at least 30 meters. Another law 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 Lincoln MKX?

We will now move on to the section that interests you the most in this article, how to adjust the low beams of his Lincoln MKX? This setting may appear a bit complex, but if you stick to the guidelines you should be able to do it without too much problem.

Preparations to set the low beam of a Lincoln MKX

First of all, you will need to set up 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.
  • Check your tire pressure rigorously.
  • 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 unneeded weight from the vehicle, only one person should be in the driver’s seat.

The setting of the low beam headlights of his Lincoln MKX

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

  • Open your bonnet, locate the screws for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the lights of your Lincoln MKX (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 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 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 accomplished, examine that the low beam setting of your Lincoln MKX is consistent on the road, do not hesitate to examine that it has been driven, in some cases it may move.

If you want to adjust the fog lights on your Lincoln MKX, please go through our article on this subject.

If you have any further questions about the Lincoln MKX, do not hesitate to consult our Lincoln MKX category.