Home Auto Repair How to Align the Headlights on a Volkswagen Vanagon

How to Align the Headlights on a Volkswagen Vanagon

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The Volkswagen Vanagon has adjustable headlights. One screw on the top of the headlight housing controls the vertical adjustment of the headlight beam. A screw on the inside edge of the headlight housing controls the lateral adjustment of the headlight beam. Every time you replace the headlight housing or remove it, you need to align the headlights again. Aligning the headlights assures that you obtain the optimum illumination in front of your Vanagon without blinding oncoming traffic.

Tools Used: Tools, Cross point screwdriver

Align Headlights

Park the Vanagon so that it is facing a flat wall. Park the van roughly 20 feet away from the surface of the wall. Turn the headlights on. Turn the adjustment screws on the top and inside edge of the headlight housing until the headlight beam shines onto the base of the wall where the wall meets the ground. From 20 feet away, this should provide the best alignment for your Vanagon’s headlights.