Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Headlamp aiming adjustment

Description

PREPARATION BEFORE ADJUSTING

CAUTION: Do not use organic solvent (thinner, gasoline etc.).

NOTE:

  • For details, refer to the regulations in your own country.
  • Perform aiming adjustment if the vehicle front body has been repaired and/or the headlamp assembly has been replaced.

Before performing aiming adjustment, check the following.

  • Keep all tires inflated to correct pressure.
  • Place vehicle on level ground.
  • See that the vehicle is unloaded (except for full levels of coolant, engine oil and fuel, and spare tire, jack, and tools). Have the driver or equivalent weight placed in drivers seat.

AIMING ADJUSTMENT SCREW

Nissan Maxima. AIMING ADJUSTMENT SCREW

  1. Headlamp RH (UP/DOWN) adjustment screw
  2. Headlamp LH (UP/DOWN) adjustment screw
    Vehicle center

Nissan Maxima. AIMING ADJUSTMENT SCREW 

Aiming Adjustment Procedure 

NOTE: Set the screen so that it is perpendicular to the road.

  1. Position the screen.
  2. Make the distance between the headlamp center and the screen 7.62 m (25 ft).
  3. Start the engine and illuminate the headlamp (LO).

CAUTION: Do not cover the lens surface with tape, etc. The lens is made of plastic.

NOTE: Block the light from the headlamp that is not being adjusted with a thick fabric or similar object, so that it does not reach the screen.

  1. Use the adjustment screw to adjust the low beams on the screen, so that it is within the aiming adjustment area.

Adjustment Using An Adjustment Screen (Light/Dark Borderline)

Nissan Maxima. Aiming Adjustment Procedure 

  1. Headlamp beam (RH)
  2. Screen
  3. Horizontal/Vertical center point of headlamp
  4. 66.5 mm (2.6 in)
  5. 66.5 mm (2.6 in)
  6. 66.5 mm (2.6 in)
  7. 66.5 mm (2.6 in)
  8. Headlamp beam (LH)
  9. 53.2 mm (2.1 in)
  10. 13.3 mm (0.5 in)
  11. 7.62 m (25 ft)
    Periodic maintenance

    Front fog lamp aiming adjustment