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2012 Nissan Quest LE: Height-Adjustable Headlights

April 25, 2012

 2012 Nissan Quest LE: Height-Adjustable Headlights

Last night on my way home I used this switch to adjust the height of the Quest's headlight illumination pattern. I flipped it between postition "0" and position "3" and was never able to discern a difference in what I could or couldn't see.

So I performed a test when I got home. 

The below image was shot with the switch in position "3." As you can see, the arrows are aligned with the highest cutoff point of the pattern, which raises and falls from right to left.

 2012 Nissan Quest LE: Height-Adjustable Headlights 

The below image was shot without moving the van or the camera after switching to position "0." The arrows are in the same locations as above. Clearly, position "0" lower the area illuminated. With distance the difference will become far more substantial.

 2012 Nissan Quest LE: Height-Adjustable Headlights

But does it matter? Well, not on the well-illuminated and utterly flat LA freeways. At least not with the van unloaded. I guess I'll need a dark back road, a full load and some hills to give this feature a real workout.

And I should have that this weekend.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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