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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Visual Aiming Preparation Procedure

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Body systems / Lighting / Headlamp Aiming / Visual Aiming Preparation Procedure

Important: Some state and local laws specify requirements for headlamp aim. Comply with all of these laws when performing any headlamp aiming operations.

Headlamp aim should be checked:

The aiming screen should meet the following criteria:

Prior to aiming the headlamps, the following steps must be taken:

  1. Remove any snow, ice   or mud from the vehicle.
  2. The vehicle must have a full tank of gas.
  3. Stop all other work on the vehicle.
  4. If any service has been performed on the vehicle, make sure that all of the components are back in their original place.
  5. The vehicle must be on a level surface. The vehicle left tires must be aligned with the reference line extending
  6. The vehicle left tires must be aligned with the reference line extending from the screen with the headlamps aligned with the reference line.
  7. Do not load any cargo in the vehicle.
  8. The vehicle must contain approximately 75 kg (165 lb) on the driver seat.
  9. Inflate the tires to the proper pressure
  10. Simulate the vehicle loads if the intended use of the vehicle is for hauling heavy loads or towing a trailer.
  11. Rock the vehicle in order to stabilize the suspension.
  12. Turn on the headlamps to low beam and observe the left and the top edges of the high intensity zone on the screen. The edges of the high intensity zone should fall within the specifications.
Headlamp Aiming
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Headlamp Aiming Procedure
Open the hood. Measure from the floor to the center of the headlamp bulb. Some headlamps have an aim dot marked on the headlamp lens. At the screen, measure from the floor and place the h ...

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