How to Adjust the Headlights on a Frontierby Daniel Valladares
If your vehicle's headlights are not aligned properly, you might have a difficult time seeing the road at night. Maladjusted headlights can be just as bad as malfunctioning headlights. Like most vehicles, the Nissan Frontier comes out of the factory with its headlights already adjusted. But if you are in an accident, the headlights might need to be adjusted again.
Park the Frontier in front of a blank wall (like a garage door) and turn off the engine. Leave the keys in the ignition. Turn on the headlights.
Open the hood of the Frontier and locate the headlight assembly. On the back of the assembly is a silver bolt with a washer. This is the headlight adjuster.
Use the wrench and rotate the bolts to adjust the headlights. Be sure to look at the headlight beams on the wall when adjusting the headlights. You should be able to get an idea of how the beams will act on the road. Adjust to the desired positions. Close the hood when finished.
- It is easier to adjust the headlights at night.
- The engine and lights can reach high temperatures. Be careful not to burn yourself when adjusting the headlights.
Items you will need
- Blank wall
- Open end wrench
- "2009 Nissan Frontier Owner's Manual"; Nissan North America, Inc; 2008.
- headlight image by sumos from Fotolia.com