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Re:Re:2019 Jimny SZ5 LED head light aim

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05 Oct 2019 18:57 #214369 by Soeley
I'm a bit confused by some of the points on this post. If you set the headlight switch to:

  • Auto - the headlights turn on/off depending on the ambient light
  • Sidelight - does as it says and just turns on the side lights (note DRL's stay on with sidelights)
  • Dip Beam - Turns on the dipped beams regardless of ambient light
  • Off - just DRL's

  • If using Auto mode the High beam will only come on when no other light is detected i.e. no street lights, headlights or tail lights.

    There is no speed sensitive setting.

    I am speaking from a UK SPEC point off view here.

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    06 Oct 2019 10:35 #214375 by stiffsteve204me

    Soeley wrote: I'm a bit confused by some of the points on this post. If you set the headlight switch to:

  • Auto - the headlights turn on/off depending on the ambient light
  • Sidelight - does as it says and just turns on the side lights (note DRL's stay on with sidelights)
  • Dip Beam - Turns on the dipped beams regardless of ambient light
  • Off - just DRL's

  • If using Auto mode the High beam will only come on when no other light is detected i.e. no street lights, headlights or tail lights.

    There is no speed sensitive setting.

    I am speaking from a UK SPEC point off view here.




    I think that there is.



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    One of the reason that I stopped using the "auto" setting.


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    06 Oct 2019 15:38 #214376 by Soeley

    stiffsteve204me wrote:

    Soeley wrote: I'm a bit confused by some of the points on this post. If you set the headlight switch to:

  • Auto - the headlights turn on/off depending on the ambient light
  • Sidelight - does as it says and just turns on the side lights (note DRL's stay on with sidelights)
  • Dip Beam - Turns on the dipped beams regardless of ambient light
  • Off - just DRL's

  • If using Auto mode the High beam will only come on when no other light is detected i.e. no street lights, headlights or tail lights.

    There is no speed sensitive setting.

    I am speaking from a UK SPEC point off view here.




    I think that there is.



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    One of the reason that I stopped using the "auto" setting.


    Steve.


    I stand corrected, thank you Steve.

    The unlit roads I travel on are 50mph zones, so the dipped beams have never come on due to lower speeds. It's all starting to make sense now :blush:
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    07 Oct 2019 08:45 #214398 by Crumbs
    Hi Soeley.

    If you have only had Jimnys for years, like me, the fancy techs in the 2019 SZ5 take some time to learn. Especially when the dealers are on a learning curve as well.

    One of my motos is " There is no such thing as a silly question, just silly people who don't ask them."

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    07 Oct 2019 09:48 #214405 by Crumbs
    Hi Lambert.

    The MOT garage didn't know how to adjust the beams!

    Questions:-

    There are two adjusters on each LED headlamp housing.

    The top one is adjusted by a horisontal screwdriver.

    The bottom one is adjusted by a verticlel screwdriver.

    Question 1:- Which one adjusts the beam up and down?

    Question 2:- If the main beam is adjusted down does the dip beam go down? ie. you can't adjust the one without the other?

    The handbook says see the dealer. I am tempted to use the chalk on the wall method.

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    07 Oct 2019 11:22 #214412 by Lambert
    I don't have a 4 so I don't know which screw is up or left but with a dab of sharpie to align the screws back to how they are now it's not doo difficult to work out. I too use the wall method and have a set place on a wall that I always use and I calibrate it with any adjustments the mot do on their beam machine.

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    07 Oct 2019 15:01 #214418 by Crumbs
    Thank you Lambert.

    I will let the dealer have a go and long as they do not charge me.

    A couple of curios.

    If I have been driving in an urban environment using the auto headlight mode where it is most suited, it is faster reacting than me, and I drive into a rural envirinment where I am on a farm track or road where I need manual main beam at less than 26 mph I can switch from auto to manual headlight mode.

    As nesessary I can switch back to auto mode.

    One potetential proplem if you don't stop each time when it's dark to change modes.

    The switch over needs two clicks on the stalk and the first one turns the lights off the second one lights up in the new mode.. If you ae a bit slow clicking after dark in a rural envirinment this may give you pause to panic.

    This tech is great, it gives you a count down on how much fuel you have left - exept when you are on the last segment when it stops lelling you - just when you really realy need it.

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