Are people flashing their brights at your Jeep Wrangler? We know why!

Why are people flashing their headlights at my Jeep Wrangler?

There’s a weird phenomenon that occurs when driving a Jeep Wrangler at night, specifically one that is lifted. You’ll be driving along, minding your own business, but then oncoming traffic will flash their brights at you. What’s up? You might be asking “why are people flashing their headlights at my Jeep Wrangler?” You might even be tempted to flash your brights back, but don’t! This could be dangerous, and they’re trying to help you.

The answer: they’re not trying to be rude, and it’s not some weird Jeep-hating thing. For many, it’s because their headlights weren’t adjusted after the Jeep was lifted. As a result, if you’re driving at night with a lifted Jeep, you might be shining your headlights directly into the eyes of oncoming drivers, instead of on the road.

How to adjust Jeep Wrangler Headlights yourself

  • First, gather some supplies. You’ll need a Torx T-15 bit, some colored tape, and a tape measure.
  • Using the tape measure, park your Jeep 25’ from a garage door or wall. You’ll also need to mark a spot 3 feet up from the ground on the wall with the colored tape.
  • Next, turn on your headlights and inspect where they’re pointing. If the top of the light is above the tape, you need to adjust them
  • Your headlights should have a slot to adjust them with the T-15 bit. They’ll both be on the outer edges toward the top when facing them. Just turn the adjustment screw until your headlights point just below the tape.
  • And you should be done! Hopefully you notice that you’re getting flashed with highbeams much less.

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