If you experience you can’t see as well at night, or you experience you’re lighting too low, or too high, in all these circumstances, there’s only one component of your vehicle guilty – your headlights, as well identified as high beams. Although this adjustment may seem easy thanks to the thumbwheel on your dashboard, a complete adjustment is much more complex than this simple manipulation, and in this article, we are going to see how to adjust the headlights of your Opel Zafira Tourer? To do this, first we will see why you need to adjust your high beams, and secondly how to adjust the headlights of your Opel Zafira Tourer.


Why adjust the headlights of your Opel Zafira Tourer?

So let’s start our content page with the interest of adjusting the headlights of your Opel Zafira Tourer. For many of us, our headlights are adjusted sufficiently, and they seem to light up enough at night. Sadly this is not constantly the circumstance and looking at this setting, either because the headlights on your Opel Zafira Tourer are not bright enough, or because you have the feeling that they are too weak is a wise decision .

Adjusting the high beams of your Opel Zafira Tourer for safety

First of all, the headlight adjustment of a Opel Zafira Tourer must be done for a very easy safety reason. If it’s for you, or for the other users you come across during your night trips. Obviously, if you don’t see enough, the risk is to miss out an obstacle driving, or to predict a curve badly. However, if your headlights are too strong, even if you are supposed to switch to low beam lights when you pass a car, the time required to make this change will generally expose the driver in front of you to the headlight beam of your Opel Zafira Tourer . It is therefore important for others as well as for you to have an ideal adjustment of your headlights.

Adjusting the headlights of a Opel Zafira Tourer for legal reasons

In addition to safety, there is a law that regulates the power, the adjustment of car headlights (articles R313-2 of the Highway Code), here is what it suggests: have between 2 and 4 headlights that illuminate at minimum 100 meters. Another legislation regulates their use, the European one (directive 76/756/EEC), which stipulates that there is no maximum height for the adjustment of the headlights, but that the maximum width of the beam must be identical to that of the dipped headlights and that the maximum luminosity must be 225, 000 cd.

How to adjust the headlights of a Opel Zafira Tourer?

We will now go forward to the part that concerns you the most in this article, how to adjust the headlights of his Opel Zafira Tourer? This setting may seem a bit complicated, but by following the guidance you should be able to accomplish it without too much trouble.

Preparations to adjust the headlights of a Opel Zafira Tourer

First of all, you’ll need to prepare your vehicle to adjust your high beams in good conditions, here are the preparations to executed:

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

The headlight adjustment of his Opel Zafira Tourer

Once your 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. Verify 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 procedure here are the steps to follow:

  • Open your bonnet, identify the screws for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the headlights of your Opel Zafira Tourer (they are in most cases marked, and those on top must adjust the verticality and the one on the side handles the horizontality of the adjustment).
  • Use a cloth or another thing to hide the projector on which you are not making the correction.
  • Using the screws to make the horizontal correction, you should have the most intense component of the beam which should be a little to the right of the vertical line noted 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 finished, verify that the headlights setting of your Opel Zafira Tourer is coherent, do not think twice to verify it after you have driven it, oftentimes it may move.

If you want to adjust the fog lights on your Opel Zafira Tourer, please go through our content page on this subject.

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