Regardless whether you feel you can’t see good enough through the night, whether you feel you’re lighting too low or too high, in all of these cases, there’s only one component of your car to blame – your low beams. Despite the fact this correction may seem easy to do thanks to the thumbwheel on your dashboard, a full correction is much more complex than this common realignment, and in this article, we will find out how to adjust the low beam lights of your Mitsubishi L200? For this, first we will find out why you should adjust your lights, and, secondly, how to adjust the low beam lights of your Mitsubishi L200.
Why adjust the low beam lights of your Mitsubishi L200?
So let’s begin our article with the benefit of adjusting the low beam lights of your Mitsubishi L200. For most of us these lights are good enough adjusted, and it looks like that they light up enough at night. Unfortunately this is not always the case and verifying this setting, either because the low beams of your Mitsubishi L200 are not illuminating well, or because you have the feeling that they are too low or too powerful is a good option .
Adjusting the low beam of your Mitsubishi L200 for security is a good option.
To start, the adjusting of the dipped headlights of an Mitsubishi L200 must be done for a ordinary security purpose. Regardless whether it’s for you, or for the other drivers you encounter during your night trips. In fact, 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 powerful, you risk dazzling the people in front of you, and thus putting yourself at risk. It is consequently imperative for others as well as for you to have an optimal setting of your parking lights.
Setting the low beam headlights of an Mitsubishi L200 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 light up at minimum , 30 meters. Another law 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 ground, and that they must be at least 600 mm apart.
How to adjust the low-beam headlamps of a Mitsubishi L200?
We will now go forward to the part that concerns you the most in this article, how to adjust the low beams of his Mitsubishi L200? This setting may appear a bit difficult, 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 Mitsubishi L200
Firstly, you will need to prepare your car to adjust your low beam lights in good conditions, here are the preparations to do:
- Place your car 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
- Try doing that with half a full tank.
- Remove all unneeded weight from the car, only one person should be in the driver’s seat.
The setting of the low beam headlights of his Mitsubishi L200
Once your car is in 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 move back your car up to a distance of between 7 and 10 metres. For the rest of the process here are the simple steps to stick to:
- Open your bonnet, locate the screws for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the lights of your Mitsubishi L200 (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 anything 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 intense part of the beam which should be a little to the right of the vertical line marked on the wall
- 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 accomplished, examine that the low beam setting of your Mitsubishi L200 is consistent on the road, do not be reluctant to examine that it has been driven, sometimes it may move.
If you want to adjust the fog lights on your Mitsubishi L200, please go through our article on this subject.
In the event that you have any further questions about the Mitsubishi L200, do not hesitate to consult our Mitsubishi L200 category.