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Old 15th October 2015, 18:21   #31
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Are we assuming here that the only mods needed to pass the French ' Service Des Mines' to successfully import an English spec. R75 into France, is suitable H/Light beam replacement, or merely blanking off the English high beam with deflectors.

You need to replace the headlamps to LHD to pass the French CT
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Old 16th October 2015, 12:39   #32
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I bought my LHD years ago in spain they where less than 200 euros. Try to locate some in france or spain.
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there are LHD halogen projectors new on ebay for £245.00
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You need to replace the headlamps to LHD to pass the French CT
My car has gone through the last three CT's with British headlights masked.

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Old 10th December 2015, 15:36   #35
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There is a lever to go from rhd to flat for temporary use like holidays but it will not pass a European mot.
There is a pair of lhd xenons on ebay.
As I said, for using the RHD xenons for LHD, one has to use carefully a dremel,
but it´s possible to convert them. :-)
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There are, at this moment in time, LHD headlights available on this forum.---
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Default RHD/LHD confusion re France...

I have found the question of LHD/RHD headlamps, Xénons and the French ''contrôle technique'', equivalent of the British MOT or the German TÜV, pretty confusing.

I was convinced that I would have a problem with the French ''contrôle technique'' which I needed in order to register my RHD Rover 75, equipped with Xénons, in France. I also never did figure out where the levers were to change from RHD to LHD, nor how to move them when I did.

But lo and behold, when it came to having the car tested at my local French test centre, it passed in so far as the headlights were concerned (it failed on a badly worn trackrod end, however, so they're not entirely slack).

I was so surprised that I asked the boss of the test centre to check the headlights again to make sure the beam conformed to French standards. He did check again, and assured me they were ok (Of course it could be that the levers have already been moved in the right way. But how to tell?!?!).

Another explanation might be that the French test is not very throrough or demanding (I see many cars on French roads with badly adjusted headlights) .

Yet another might be the fact that despite having Xénons, the headlights on this car seems pretty feeble (and yet the glass/perspex looks bright and clear). The standard halogens on my Peugeot 605 and my Toyota Hilux seem to be better.

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The very first thing you have to do is find that adjusting lever. Then------shine your lights at a flat surface like a garage door for instance.

As you move the lever you will see your lights have a flat top beam or they will kick up to the left. ( The English direction. )

The flat top beams won't dazzle oncoming drivers in France and thus are generally accepted by the CT test stations.


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The very first thing you have to do is find that adjusting lever. Then------shine your lights at a flat surface like a garage door for instance.

As you move the lever you will see your lights have a flat top beam or they will kick up to the left. ( The English direction. )

The flat top beams won't dazzle oncoming drivers in France and thus are generally accepted by the CT test stations.


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Strange, but on my LHD 2005 R75V8, Dutch spec., one halogen projector headlamp has the lever and the other not! I assume one of the units had been changed at some time (which?), but surprised that they came with or without anyway. All the numbers and Hella/Rover labels on the two units are correct.

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As I said, for using the RHD xenons for LHD, one has to use carefully a dremel,
but it´s possible to convert them. :-)
See: http://www.cbi.dk/images/div/HOW%20T...20to%20LHD.pdf

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