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June 29, 2018, 10:25:18 AM

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Driving in France - switching to LHD lights
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:25:18 AM »
Hi

I'll be doing a long road trip in France and need to convert lights to LHD. I have heard this can be done at the flick of a switch but need to take out the front light cluster, which sounds like a pain to do roadside!

Am I just better off getting those stickers?


June 29, 2018, 10:43:42 AM
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Re: Driving in France - switching to LHD lights
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 10:43:42 AM »
If you have active xenons, I believe there is a setting in the idrive for it. Not checked on mine though.

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June 29, 2018, 05:09:22 PM
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Re: Driving in France - switching to LHD lights
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 05:09:22 PM »
I could be wrong - most likely I am
However, if you switch the lights to Auto, the beam pattern flattens, good for either side of the road!

June 29, 2018, 10:03:29 PM
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Re: Driving in France - switching to LHD lights
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 10:03:29 PM »
I thought 'Auto' was for auto on/off according to the light conditions?

Not checked the iDrive menu - Mrs has taken car out, but don't recall ever seeing the option...

Some people are talking about a switch in the cluster - will check that too

June 29, 2018, 10:18:35 PM
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Re: Driving in France - switching to LHD lights
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 10:18:35 PM »
Apparently after doing a bit of reading, no change required as the adaptive xenons have a flat beam pattern. Will check in the dark tomorrow  8)

June 30, 2018, 07:34:04 AM
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Re: Driving in France - switching to LHD lights
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2018, 07:34:04 AM »
Whilst checking “in the dark”
Switch between Auto and position II
You should notice the shutter open and close to give directional pattern or flat beam
It helps if you drive up to a wall

Hence once you’ve jumped the pond use Auto lights only

July 03, 2018, 06:15:09 PM
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Re: Driving in France - switching to LHD lights
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 06:15:09 PM »
Well the Auto and 0 position have a flat pattern and the setting at the end of the dial is a dipped pattern. I guess the flat pattern on Auto is fine then!