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Author Topic: Changing Xenon Headlamps for Driving/living in France  (Read 2582 times)

Offline mikechristian

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Changing Xenon Headlamps for Driving/living in France
« on: March 02, 2016, 01:54:02 PM »
Hi,

I have left the turmoil of driving and living in England for the serenity of France and wish to know if there is any way that I can adjust the xenon headlamps on my Galaxy, to conform with the Control Technique (French equivalent to the Mot).

Normally, the French would demand that the headlamps are replaced with the left hand drive versions, but if there is a way to avoid the inherent cost it would be most welcome.

Thank you in advance,

Mike

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Changing Xenon Headlamps for Driving/living in France
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 03:07:18 PM »
Not 100% sure on galaxy but when I worked at Vauxhall the projector and hid lamps either had a flat beam pattern or a little metal plate that pushed down to alter the pattern. Again not sure if this is acceptable to pass French mot or if it's just a temp thing? But worth looking in to I reckon?

Offline mike wilson

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Re: Changing Xenon Headlamps for Driving/living in France
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 08:45:57 AM »
From:
http://www.fordwiki.co.uk/index.php?title=Headlamp_beam_deflectors

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Open bonnet.
 Remove the front grille by twisting the 2 turnknobs.
 Remove the headlamps from the car by lifting the 2 release levers and disconnecting the elec. connector.
 Remove the rear cover from the lamp, by removing the 2 screws and pulling up the locking tab.
 Turn the bulb alignment lever to the required position: Normal position "0" for the UK, or Travel position "T" for driving in continental Europe.
 Replace the rear cover.
 Refit the headlamps and front grille.
 It is recommended to have the headlamp alignment checked after this procedure.

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Re: Changing Xenon Headlamps for Driving/living in France
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 09:14:39 AM »
I looked there but obviously didn't scroll far enough down.

 

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