Originally Posted by aswallie
On the to do list. Any tips and tricks to do it right?
They say to sit the subject vehicle level 25 feet from a wall and adjust the low beam's upper edge to 4 inches above bumper height. This is usually a pain due to no guarantee of perfectly level ground anywhere, so my method (obviously best done late night to avoid any wayward idiots) is this...
1) Find a parking lot that is fairly level.
2) Park subject vehicle in a parking space like normal.
3) Have someone with a low-sitting vehicle park normally in another row about 75-100 feet away, facing the subject vehicle but in an offset space to simulate oncoming traffic.
4) Adjust until the low-beams no longer blind the other driver.
5) Road test for high-beam / low-beam pattern.
If more adjustment is necessary, use small adjustments from this point. Rinse, lather repeat as necessary. The reason I do this is I put LEDs in a Malibu I owned and the Camry I now own. Both drove me crazy with the normal method until I started doing it this way.
Refer to my previous post for other info I added just now.