Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

Aiming adjustment

Preparation before adjusting

Before performing aiming adjustment, check the following:

  • Ensure all tires are inflated to correct pressure.
  • Place vehicle and screen on level surface.
  • Ensure there is no load in vehicle other than the driver (or equivalent weight placed in driver's position).
  • Coolant and engine oil filled to correct level, and fuel tank full.
  • Remove cargo and/or luggage to maintain an unloaded vehicle condition.
  • Confirm spare tire, jack and tools are properly stowed.
  • Carefully wipe off any dirt from headlamp lens.

Caution:

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

  • Place a driver or equivalent weight of 68.5 Kg (150 lb) on the driver seat.
  • By hand, bounce the front and rear of the vehicle to settle the suspension and eliminate any static load.
  • Place the front tires in the straight ahead position.
  • Aim each headlamp individually and ensure other headlamp beam pattern is blocked from screen.

Note:

  • For headlamp aiming details, refer to regulations in your area.
  • By regulation, no means for horizontal aim adjustment is provided from the factory; only vertical aim is adjustable.
  • Use adjusting screw to perform aiming adjustment.
  • Perform headlamp aiming if:
  • The vehicle front body has been repaired.
  • The front combination lamp has been removed or replaced.
  • Any outfitting has been installed.
  • The vehicle’s standard load condition has been substantially increased.


  1. Front combination lamp
  1. Suitable tool (for aiming adjustment)
  2. Adjusting screw

Aiming adjustment procedure

  1. Position the screen.

Note:

  • Stop the vehicle facing the screen
  • Place the screen on a plain road vertically.
  1. Face the screen with the vehicle. Maintain 10 m (33 ft) between the headlamp bulb center and the screen.
  2. Start the engine. Turn the headlamp (lo) on.

Caution:

Do not cover the lens surface with tape, etc. The lens is made of resin.

Note:

  • Aim each headlamp individually and ensure other headlamp beam pattern is blocked from screen.
  • For horizontal aiming, adjust headlamp until beam pattern is at horizontal center point.


  1. Right
  2. Left
  3. Center of headlamp bulb (H-V point)
  4. Cutoff line
  5. Screen
  6. Aim evaluation segment
  7. Step
  8. Horizontal center line of head lamp
  1. 30 mm (1.18 in)
  2. 4 mm (0.16 in)
  3. 10 m (33 ft)
  4. 480 mm (18.90 in)
  5. 160 mm (6.30 in)
  1. Vertical center line of headlamp
  • Basic illuminating area for adjustment should be within the range shown on the aiming chart. Adjust headlamps accordingly.

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    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp

    Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Headlamp