Originally Posted by Stumblin Steve
How do you go about correctly adjusting the fog lights? It never really occurred to me to even check, good looking out guys!
I know where to adjust the fog lights just not the headlights, I'm just wondering how to make sure they are adjusted properly and if not how to make sure the light is where it needs to be.
IDK if there is a "correct" way to do it, but what I did was find a large open spot of flat road at night where I could work (it was a parking lot that was a almost a half mile long and was unlit.
I turned on my headlights and then walked out to where the low beam struck the road closest to my car and marked the asphalt with sidewalk chalk so I could see it. I put a similar mark on the farthest point the low-beam struck.
I then turned off the headlights and turned on only the fogs. I adjusted them so that they struck the road past the closest point I could see from the driver's seat and extended out to past the mid point of the low beam marks. (this way when I drive with the low beams and fogs on, the fogs fill in the beam pattern)
After that, I turned the car to face the cinderblock wall of the store backs that were along the parking lot edge and moved the car to about 40 feet away. I then could see the line each fog beam cast and fine tuned them to be level with each other.
Adjusting the headlights first was a different proceedure where I used the same location and set the height so that the farthest edge of the low beam distinctly lit the asphalt and didn't go off into the horizon and the closest edge was not too far down the road (within 2 car lengths).
Both of these adjustments required a lot of getting back in the driver's seat to determine if the light pattern suited me. I also drove it several times at night and then repeated the process to fine tune where I wanted the beams to be.
Note: Only the height can be adjusted on either the fogs or the lowbeams. Highbeams simply follow the lowbeam adjustment and can't be adjusted independently.