Estimated Release Date: Closed Research Response: After review of MOTOR Crash Estimating Data, the estimated work time of 0.5 hours for the “Add If Required” operation “Aim Headlamps” includes use of all necessary tools and equipment in-order to aim headlamps within specifications. Please note: Headlamp Aim The estimated work time for “Headlamp Aim” includes the following. Vehicle staging (parked on level ground) Adjust to specifications The estimated work time for “Headlamp Aim” does not include the following. Component part replacement. Inspect vehicle for damage. Verify Oil level. Verify Coolant level. Verify Tire Pressure. Verify Trunk & Vehicle cargo removal. Load “150 LBS” in Front Seat. Special Equipment Set-Up.
Inquiry Type: All Other
Issue Summary: The times given to aim both the headlamps (.5 @ B) and fog lamps (.3 @ B) on this vehicle are not sufficient, if the technician is following OE procedures. The OE instructions have been emailed (as requested). See 17 steps listed below.
Individual Procedure Steps: 1. Fill fuel tank 2. Oil & Coolant filled to specified level 3. Inflate all four Tires 4. Unload trunk & vehicle 5. Check that spare & tools are in their original position 6. Have a person of average weight sit in the driver seat 7. Place vehicle in a dark location to enable clear observation of cutoff line 8. Create a 25 ft distance between the vehicle & the wall 9. Prepare a piece of thick white paper 2 M x 4 M to use as a screen 10. Draw a vertical line down the center of the screen 11. Set the screen as shown in OE illustration 12. Draw base lines 13. Mask Headlamp center marks 14. Cover/ disconnect one lamp while inspecting the other lamp 15. Start engine 16. Turn on headlamp and check if the cutoff line matches 17. Adjust the beam as needed w/ screwdriver
Actual Time To Complete: hours 45-60 minutes minutes
Suggested Action: Two different suggestions to correct this issue are as follows: A footnote to reference these operations are not included in the published aiming time, or the book time to be raised to accommodate these additional operations.