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Author: Subject: Driving LHD car in the UK. Headlights?
sebastiaan

posted on 9/7/15 at 07:43 AM Reply With Quote
Driving LHD car in the UK. Headlights?

Hi,

I'm cofused! (which happens quite a lot....)

Tomorrow, I'll be driving in the UK to pick up some parts in a newish (2011) Renault. Do I need some kind of "beam deflectors" or stickers on my headlights or is that a thing of the past? The car's got OEM HID's.

Thanks!
Sebastiaan

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jossey

posted on 9/7/15 at 07:50 AM Reply With Quote
Yes just beam deflectors and make sure your car reg has the country code or a sticker at the rear.





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Quinten

posted on 9/7/15 at 07:50 AM Reply With Quote
Check your owners manual, as you may have a switch on the units to adjust the beam. If not, it will say that you need beam deflectors. If you're not driving at night/evening, you can get away with not bothering, but for the sake of a few euros...
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Grimsdale

posted on 9/7/15 at 08:43 AM Reply With Quote
Really? i thought lhd cars dipped up/down rather then left, although i don't know how it changes with HIDs etc.
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sebastiaan

posted on 9/7/15 at 08:53 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks. I think the beams acutally kick up to the right, so I guess I need to do something...
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r1_pete

posted on 9/7/15 at 10:42 AM Reply With Quote
I'm pretty sure the normal beam deflectors don't work with HID or Projectors, but check with the supplier.
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luke2152

posted on 9/7/15 at 01:26 PM Reply With Quote
Beam deflectors work on anything. They are just glorified stickers that block off the high/right part of the beam.
Quite a few newish cars have an option to make the beam flat electronically for traveling to where you drive on the other side of the channel. Older ones often have a manual lever inside the headlight to do the same purpose as the beam deflector.
Police are unlikely to know/care about your lights if you choose to do nothing but its not very nice for others if you do end up out at night.

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sebastiaan

posted on 13/7/15 at 06:15 PM Reply With Quote
Sorted and back home. Thanks guys!
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