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Old 05-05-2010, 02:06 PM
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A friend of mine in Italy is bidding on a front headlight for his S on Ebay, the part is off a UK car.

He wants to know whether the beam direction will be an issue due to us driving on the opposite side of the road and if this can be adjusted ?

As I don't know the answer I thought I'd ask here.

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Bump.

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Hi Lee, just found this topic! I do believe there a difference in the setup between UK and continental headlights for any car!

This is due to the direction of the 'kick up' on the light in order to illuminate the pedestrian walkways whilst driving on respective sides of the road.

However, if his local law is laid back in their policing then he may get away with it! He could also use the typical headlight deflector stickers we use on our holidays over into Europe, again his Vehicle Testing authority may not pass the annual inspection with this one, as it's seen as a 'temporary' measure to adjust headlight deflection...or he could get lucky!!

Or he buys the continental spec headlight if he can, then he would be 100% legal

hope that helps?

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There seems to be so much conflicting information on this subject. There is definitely a small amount of kick-up in the beam but when people have asked Honda directly they are saying it's a flat beam and needs no adjustment.

Is there actually a definitive answer on this one?
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When Hudsonbay was selling headlamp covers last year she stated that they came with beam deflectors. I think AE stated that these were not required as the headlamps were ok without if driving in Europe. My understanding would be that it doesn't matter as all S200 headlamps are the same whether left or right hand drive. Second post in.

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Projectors ARE handed according to the market; the deflector plate blocks off the bottom 1/2 (the lens inverts it) and the kick-up is at the appropriate side.

You will need specific LHD or RHD lights.
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Originally Posted by Nick Graves,May 6 2010, 02:22 PM
Projectors ARE handed according to the market; the deflector plate blocks off the bottom 1/2 (the lens inverts it) and the kick-up is at the appropriate side.

You will need specific LHD or RHD lights.
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many thanks Lee! and to averyone who gave some infos, really appreciated!


ciao ciao Alessandro
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If it's just a mask over the projectors and you're replacing a broken light? Can't you just bake the lights, split them and swap over the projector mask? I've done this on other cars when converting projectors from a dipped to a main beam application.
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