1. Clean the headlights
The goal: To remove dust and dirt from their surface.
- Never clean the headlight lenses with a dry cloth, you could scratch the surface.
- Use a soft, clean cloth or sponge.
- Use car shampoo as a detergent.
- After cleaning the lenses, dry them with a clean cloth.
2. Polish the headlights
The goal: To correct micro-cracks, scratches and remove the veil from the headlights.
- Use a special kit for hand polishing.
- Protect the paint around the lighthouse with masking tape.
- Wear eye protection and a breathing mask during the operation.
- This kind of operation must be carried out in a clean and properly ventilated room.
- Read the instructions and follow the recommendations provided by the manufacturer.
- Carefully clean and degrease the lenses.
- Remember to polish the headlights once a month.
- For mechanical polishing, contact a specialist.
3. Replace the bulbs.
The average lifespan of a bulb varies according to its type: 500 h for standard incandescent, 1,500 h for halogen, 3,000 h for xenon and more than 10,000 for LED bulbs.
- Do not touch the glass of the bulb, you must hold it by the base.
- Replace the bulbs of both headlights at the same time to have uniform lighting.
- Do not replace halogen bulbs with gas bulbs (e.g. xenon).
- Do not install bulbs more powerful than the preceding ones.
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4. Restore the power supply
The goal: To eliminate possible connection problems or contact oxidation of the wires.
- Inspect connectors and wires and replace if necessary.
- Clean the connectors and spray them with electrical contact cleaner.
- To protect the contacts, apply a special lubricating grease to the connectors.
- When you replace the wires, choose those covered with silicone.
5. Clean the headlight ventilation
The goal: To remove condensation and haze from the headlight lenses.
- Inspect and clean the ventilation valve.
- Check the lamp gaskets and replace them if necessary.
- Make sure the rear covers are properly tightened to the headlight housing.
6. Adjust the headlights
The goal: To reduce the risk of dazzling drivers opposite and to ensure good visibility when driving at night.
- Check if your vehicle's headlights are adjustable.
- Adjust the headlights according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
- Remember to readjust the headlights once a year, after replacing bulbs, installing new rims or wheels, or repairing the front end of the vehicle.