Jeep Grand Cherokee Headlight Adjust Screw Troubleshooting Tricks
Your Jeep Grand Cherokee headlight adjust screws may be small, but they are essential to ensure that your headlights are aligned and working properly. They hold the headlights in position, and they also prevent the lights from falling off. However, over time, these screws also wear out just like all the other steel components of your car. Inevitably, you will experience some headlight-related problems once your Jeep Grand Cherokee headlight adjust screw wears out or goes missing. Here's how you can diagnose some of these problems:
If you've noticed that your headlights are not aimed properly, then you should adjust them so that you can see the road clearly. First, you need to conduct a test to check whether your headlights are properly aimed or not. Find a place where you can park your car facing the wall. Park your car about 10 to 12 feet away from the wall and turn your headlights on to check the illumination. The beam should be lower than your vehicle's hood line. If you think that there is a need to adjust the lights, you can adjust the headlight adjust screws at the back or on top of your headlight housing. If you can't locate the screws, refer to your vehicle's manual to know how to adjust the headlights.
Due to age and weather damage, the headlight adjust screws could wear out and become loose. When this happens, your headlight loses support, making it more susceptible to fall or to be misaligned. Check your headlight adjust screws if they are still intact. Tighten loose screws if necessary to keep them from getting lost. Just make sure to use the proper screwdriver or tool and don't over-tighten them to avoid damaging the screws. Inspect their condition as well to ensure that they are not going to wear out any time soon. If the screws are already rusty, replace them with new ones to keep them from falling off. If there is any missing screw, replace it immediately with a new one to ensure that your headlights are in their proper position.