As above - I'd got the impression from somewhere that it might be something
a flicked switch would perform, but the handbook is very cryptic about the
whole thing. If there is something (without sticking things to the
headlight), surely it shouldn't require contacting an Audi dealer (which the
handbook seems to suggest)?
Any suggestions (within reason) welcome!
Hi, don't really understand what your question is (adjusting UK headlights to
drive in UK??)
but I'll assume you have a LHD (N. American or continental Europe) car you want
to use in the UK and want the beam pattern to not blind oncoming traffic.
If your 2001 model is the Avant, then it's the older chassis, in which case
you'll find a lever inside of each headlamp assembly, once the back cover is
removed. It is made of wire and can be reached either by sticking in extremely
long thin fingers, or by fashioning a length of stout coat hanger wire to push
it either up or down. A definite click is felt at each end of the lever's
travel. Afterwards, you'll find that the beam pattern is reversed, i.e. flat to
the right, flaring up to the left - suitable for driving on the "wrong" side of
the street ;-)
If your 2001 is the sedan, then it's the "new" chassis so I'm unsure if the
above description applies.
Whoops - I meant the above.... thanks anyway. I'll be taking my car over to
France on holiday shortly.
So, anyone any thoughts on how I'd adjust the headlights on a UK RHD 2001 A4
saloon? Is there a nice switch I can flick, or is taping bits over the
lights the best way?
Just called an Audi dealer to find out once and for all. Seems there is
something they can switch over, but it's inside the unit so they would need
to remove the headlights to do it. They charge an hour's labour to do the
work, and switch them back for free when you bring it back to the UK. As I'm
only going over to the continent for a week or so I think I'll make do with
those stick-on lens adapters!
There is a mechanical lever in the headlamp unit - it shouldn't require
removal of the complete assembly to make the adjustment (at least it
didn't on my old A6). You may be able to release the clip-on cover at
the back of the unit and feel around for the lever - however, if your
car is equiped with HID (Xenon) lights, be aware that there are high
voltages in there.
Peter Bell - firstname.lastname@example.org
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