How to adjust the headlights of my Mercedes Actros

Published by Asacans | September 20, 2019 | Mercedes Actros | 0 |

We can find two major concerns caused by improperly adjusted lighting of your Mercedes Actros. First of all, they may cause dazzling of other motorists or they may not illuminate the roadway correctly because of an excessively low light intensity. In all cases, a bad adjustment could be a risk.

However, this problem can quickly occur, especially when you have chosen to replace your headlights. You can inadvertently change the light setting. In particular to be able to put LED bulbs or replace a deteriorated bulb. So it is important to learn how to correctly adjust the lighting of your Mercedes Actros.
In this way, given that the lighting on your vehicle allows you to see and also that you are seen from other motorists, improper adjustment of the lights of your Mercedes Actros could be penalized by a Third Category fine which may be worth up to 68 euros. If you want more information about fines related to traffic lights and signals, you can refer to the following site because it will explain everything that is important to know. on traffic light compliance rules
Note that the cost to adjust headlights may fluctuate between 29 and 34 euros.
This way in order to avoid all this we can teach you in a really easy way how to adjust your headlights yourself.
Important thing to know : this tutorial is not intended for the adjustment of xenon bulbs quite simply because they have the specificity of delivering a very substantial electrical voltage and therefore each operation must be carried out by professionals.
Regarding the adjustment of classic bulbs such as filament or halogen bulbs we will help you at first identify headlights that require adjustment.
Then in a second step we will help you to to know if the headlights are correctly adjusted on your Mercedes Actros in order to validate the technical control and drive safely.
Finally we will direct you to the manipulation to simply adjust the lighting of your lights on your Mercedes Actros.

1- Identify the headlights on my Mercedes Actros which must be adjusted

Your Mercedes Actros is fitted with a number of front and rear headlights, but only some of them will need to be centered to ensure proper operation. The purpose of the low beams and the high beams is to see the roadway in the middle of the night, therefore a good adjustment is essential.
In contrast, a brake light or a flashing light will not require alignment during their installation, quite simply because their objectives are to signal manipulation by the driver.
In this way on this tutorial we will only focus on the low beam and high beam headlights on your Mercedes Actros. If you notice that a lighthouse is opaque, do not hesitate to consult our article: Opaque headlights on Mercedes Actros, what to do?

2-How do I know if the headlights of my Mercedes Actros are correctly adjusted?

Now we can allow you to properly measure the height of the beam from your headlights.
This will give you the opportunity in particular to know if your Mercedes Actros validates the technical control procedures or not.
So the objective of this manipulation is to indicate the marks on a wall. You will need to draw two horizontal marks in order to check the height of the light beam

  • left height
  • height right

At the end of this manipulation, you will therefore have drawn a horizontal line on a wall which will allow you to identify if the light beam from the headlights of your Mercedes Actros is at the right level.
For this it is important to put the automobile in the best arrangements in order to guarantee a good adjustment.

1- Position your Mercedes Actros to check the setting

  • The first thing to do for this is to park your Mercedes Actros on a flat terrain (avoid parking on slopes, not smooth, etc.), position the front of the vehicle towards a white or light-colored wall.
  • If possible at ten meters from the wall or because of a lack of space you can also make the estimate at a distance of 5 meters but it will be less exact
  • Prefer to do the manipulation at the end of the day when natural light is reduced

2- Prepare your Mercedes Actros before adjustment

  • Tires should be inflated
  • Your automobile must not be loaded so as not to distort the centering
  • Finally, make sure in the passenger compartment of your Mercedes Actros that the position of the headlights is at Zero

3- Material necessary to calculate the lighting on my Mercedes Actros

    Equip yourself with the following equipment for handling
  • One meter to observe the height of the headlights for your Mercedes Actros
  • A rule and or a level
  • A pencil or colored tape
  • A screwdriver
  • 4-Calculate the height of the lighting on my Mercedes Actros

    Measure the distance between the bulb of the low beam or the high beam with the ground on each side of your Mercedes Actros and transfer it to the wall. Draw a marker or you can also place a scotch tape.
    If the light beam exceeds the mark it means that your lighting will dazzle other motorists.
    If, on the contrary, these turn out to be too low in this case you have limited brightness.

    Adjust the height of the low beam and high beam on my Mercedes Actros

    So when the mark fixed on the wall open the hood of your Mercedes Actros in order to adjust the headlights.
    Locate the screw near the optic and adjust by screwing from right to left to adjust the height.
    The objective is for the light beams of your Mercedes Actros to be just below the mark to correctly illuminate the road without dazzling.
    Once properly adjusted you can close the hood and do a night test.

    For other tutorials on the Mercedes Actros, we invite you to consult our other articles on the Mercedes Actros.