Question about 2008 Subaru Outback
One of my headlight is aimed too low, how do I adjust it?
Firstly, there MUST be a reason it is low---damaged/prang/changed the bulb yourself/why is it low ?---they don't slip & slide ! Finding the reason may fix the issue------Generally, open the bonnet (at night time, with lights on, not too close to and level with & facing a wall or clean flat surface---to see where BOTH lights are aimed)---Behind the reflector---the light fitting you will generally see several long threaded legs, with knurled, plastic nuts/wheels---so they can be readily turned---to adjust the light.---Mark a spot on the flat surface where the low light is shining---you should be able top see the top edge of the light---blank off the OK light, so that there is no confusion as to what you are seeing on the flat surface----carefully turn the wheel/screw in what should be the logical direction, to raise the focus line of the light---In RHD countries (driving on the L)---the L light is generally aimed slightly higher than the R---to avoid glare into oncoming drivers eyes---ensure you don't have the top of the beam above centre---Hold a stick / measure/length of timber/ect, vertically, close to & in front of the light and mark the centre of the light beam----move the marked piece away from the car to the flat surface, ensure vertical and ensure the beam focus is BELOW the mark on the marked piece---test drive for effect---re-adjust if not OK
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello, to my knowledge there is no way to do this adjustment manually. You must hook up the Subaru scan tool and adjust the sensitivity that way. If the dealer has already calibrated it once they may have just not desensitized it enough or the sensor is faulty and is not accepting the recalibration protocol and is biased to full sensitivity. In this case the sun-load sensor must be replaced. I hope this info helps...(subytech1)...
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
SOURCE: headlight low beam
Test to see if you have voltage at the bulb connector in low beam position. I'd almost bet that if there is no voltage there for the low beams that you have a bad high/low switch.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
CAUTION: Turn off the light before adjusting headlight aiming. If the light is necessary to check aiming, do not turn on for more than two minutes .
Before checking the headlight aiming, be sure of the following:
CAUTION: Do not perform lateral headlight aiming adjustment.There you are, the procedure from Subaru manual.
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Posted on Dec 04, 2010
The aiming of headlights is strictly governed by the country or state you reside in and is covered by the road ordinance in force there. Take your vehicle to an authorised center that can adjust your headlights and supply you with proof that the work has been carried out according to the requisite regulations. You will save yourself a lot of bother and prevent possible legal problems.
Posted on Apr 08, 2011
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