Whether you feel you can’t see as well at night, or you feel you’re lighting too low, or too high, in all these cases, there’s only one component of your vehicle at fault – your headlights, as well known as high beams. Although this adjustment may seem easy thanks to the thumbwheel on your dashboard, a whole adjustment is much more complex than this basic manipulation, and in this post, we are going to discover how to adjust the headlights of your Renault Megane 2? To get this done, first we will discover why you need to adjust your high beams, and secondly how to adjust the headlights of your Renault Megane 2.


Why adjust the headlights of your Renault Megane 2?

So let’s start our article with the interest of adjusting the headlights of your Renault Megane 2. For most of us, our headlights are adjusted good enough, and they seem to light up enough during the night. However this is not always the case and checking this setting, either because the headlights on your Renault Megane 2 are not bright enough, or because you have the sensation that they are too weak is a wise decision .

Adjusting the high beams of your Renault Megane 2 for safety

To begin with, the headlight adjustment of a Renault Megane 2 must be carried out for a very easy safety motive. Whether it’s for you, or for the other users you come across during your night trips. In truth, if you don’t see enough, the risk is to fail to see an obstacle on your way, or to predict a curve badly. On the other hand, if your headlights are too strong, even if you are supposed to switch to low beam lights when you pass a vehicle, the time needed to make this switch will generally expose the driver in front of you to the headlight beam of your Renault Megane 2 . It is consequently important for others as well as for you to have an ideal adjustment of your headlights.

Adjusting the headlights of a Renault Megane 2 for legal reasons

In addition to safety, there is a law that regulates the power, the adjustment of motor vehicle headlights (articles R313-2 of the Highway Code), here is what it specifies: 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 matching to that of the dipped headlights and that the maximum luminosity must be 225, 000 cd.

How to adjust the headlights of a Renault Megane 2?

We will now go forward to the section that interests you the most in this post, how to adjust the headlights of his Renault Megane 2? This adjustment may seem a bit complex, but by following the instructions you should be able to do it without too much concern.

Preparations to adjust the headlights of a Renault Megane 2

To begin with, you’ll need to prepare your vehicle to adjust your high beams in good conditions, here are the preparations to put in place:

  • Place your vehicle on a surface in front of a white wall for example, about 4 or 5 meters from the wall.
  • Check your tire pressure attentively.
  • 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.
  • Take out all unnecessary weight from the vehicle, just one person should be in the driver’s seat.

The headlight adjustment of his Renault Megane 2

Once your car is in 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. Check 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 hood, find the screws for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the headlights of your Renault Megane 2 (they are in most cases marked, and those on top must modify the verticality and the one on the side controls 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 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 finished, verify that the headlights setting of your Renault Megane 2 is logical, do not hesitate to verify it after you have driven it, sometimes it may move.

If you want to adjust the fog lights on your Renault Megane 2, please read our article on this subject.

If you wish more tutorials on the Renault Megane 2, go to our Renault Megane 2 category.