BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Apr 2011
Vehicle: 2001 E430 4matic
Location: New York
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There should be 2 some sort of plastic screws for each light. One adjusts the light horizontally, and one adjusts vertically. Since you do not have the machine to adjust the headlights, use the following method:
When dark, Park the car 1 and 1/2 length of the car away form a wall. Draw a line on the wall (or assign) a line equal to top of the bumper of the car on the wall (that is your reference point).
Then turn the screws on the headlight, "Low beam" should be equal to hight of the line on the wall or a little lower. High beam should be abit above the line. High beam and low beam are different in shape, low beam is like a line with the tail going up wards on only one side, high beam is more like a ball shape. That will give you semi adjusted head lights. Remember that you must adjust the low beams first, then the high beams.
Regarding your bulb question, do not put stronger or different light bulbs than what is recommended. Lights are manufactured specifically to a certain bulb type.
Last edited by Eagleone; 05-31-2012 at 05:19 AM.