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Author Topic: Ford Galaxy - Headlight Masking for Driving Abroad / Europe  (Read 9763 times)

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There are two tyres of headlamps fitted to the Galaxy - Halogen and Xenon. Read > HERE < if you are unsure which version you have.

This section is for HALOGEN lamps:

This topic details how to apply a headlight mask to the Galaxy Mk2 Headlight for driving abroad:
Note: The templates and instructions are for RHD vehicles only, they are not compatible with LHD vehicles!
 
1. Print out the PDF containing the templates that's attached to this post. (Right at the bottom of the thread or, if you are logged in, click here)
2. Measure the X measurement on the printed template.
3. Calculate the enlargement/reduction factor using the formula:

Enlargement/Reduction% = 25 / X 100. Where X = measurement on the printed template in millimeters

   
4. Use a photocopiers enlargement/reduction feature to adjust the template using the value obtained above. Print again and the X measurement should now be 25mm.
5. Cut out the prepared templates from the sheet and then cut out the hatched areas. The templates are now ready for use on the headlamps.

6. Place the O/S template onto the O/S, Drivers headlamp lens:



Use the headlamps side alignment line (1) to position the side of the template (3)
Use the headlamps lower alignment line (2) to position the template (3)

7. Use a suitable non-permanent marker to mark the outline of the template.

8. Remove the template and use suitable black adhesive tape to cover the area ensuring you don't stray over the outline

9. Repeat the process for the N/S, passenger side headlight:



--- End of Halogen Lamp section ---


This section is for XENON lamps:


Xenon lamps have an integrated deflector and can't be masked in the same way. The official way to adjust the deflector is to remove the bung on the rear of the lamp and turn the mechanism using a hex key. In reality this is extremely difficult for a number of reasons, 1) The ballest pack is in the way, 2) There is very little space to get to the back of the lamp and 3) The rubber bung is a VERY tight fit and MUST be refitted after which is easy said then done. Here is the bung in situ but with the headlight and ballast pack removed.

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The easier way is to remove the headlamp, ballast pack and then cover (2 Star Screws) - with it removed you can see the mechanism that the hex key would turn however now we can just push the deflector up to mask the lamps:

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--- End of Xenon Lamp section ---

03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

 

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