In essence YES as the euro lights are primarily set for right hand dipping and
uk lights are set for left hand dipping. both are adjustable for occasional
across border use rhd - lhd but this will only align the lamps to vertical dip
which does not meet uk regs nor euro regs for vehicles registered in their
respective countries - eg UK vehicle in UK. The vertical dip arrangement is
only legal for visitor use. The car will NOT pass UK MOT nor TUV tests with
vertical dip lights.
On Sun, 29 Apr 2007 09:22:28 +0100, email@example.com waffled on about
Any ideas how to do this on an E36? I've often wondered, and the
manual just says "your local BMW approved dealer can do this for you",
same as he can put air in the tyres and top up the washer fluid.
On Tue, 01 May 2007 19:47:36 +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org waffled on about
Well at least the manual tell you how to do it!
Having had a headlight out to replace it, I poked about with the old
one, and even with it sitting on the workbench I still can't see how
it can be changed... I have a nasty feeling the dealer's method of
switching your dip direction is 2 new headlight units and a big bill!
You are correct - it is not possible to swap LH dip to RH dip unless you use RH
dipping light units. You can only go to vertical dip or rather horizontal cut
off by twisting the buld by means of the little lever or is you have exposed
light lenses then by sticking a difuser over the lens beam angler part.
Sorry to say - replace the lights if the car is stopping in the UK. A wrecking
yard or SH parts place should be able to help - try eBay or look in the BMW car
mags - BMW Car or Total BMW are 2 then there is the BMW car club of Great
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