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headlight adjustment
#1
Does anyone know if it possible to permanently adjust a berlingos headlights for driving in Europe. The reason being we have exported a UK car to France and need to pass the CT and brand new ones are quite expensive
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#2
Hello and welcome. That has been discussed before on this forum when people have moved to the continent. On another recent post the user elected to replace the headlights with the ones correct for the continent rather than trying to adjust them. Have a search in the forum.
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP. Persamos green.

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#3
I couldn't find any posts specifically dealing with an attempt to adjust that failed but I may not have put the right thing into the search bar.

I read somewhere that there is an allen key slot to adjust the headlights left to right on the headlight assembly. I will have a look later but can anyone clarify that for me?
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#4
I far as I know the beam pattern from a headlight with prismatic glass, mostly found on older models,
can be modified satisfactorily and the AA/RAC sold kits for travellers to Europe to achieve this end.
More modern vehicles have the beam pattern formed by the reflector, hence the clear glass on Berlingos.
The reason as usual is down to cost. It is relatively expensive to accurately mould glass but now most if not all
reflectors are silvered plastic rather than chrome plated metal and moulding the required facets on a reflector
adds very little cost. Because of the huge variance of size and shape of modern headlights it is simply not
possible to make a 'one size fits all' beam adaptor.
Therefore the only alternative is to change both units to entirely satisfy European regulations .
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#5
i brought mine to spain and went to more than one place to try and adjust,but finished with new headlights at 300euro:justno:
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#6
I have just changed mine (Mk2 Berlingo) as I live in France. My new ones cost something like €80.00 each delivered.

I can let you have the link if you would like - they were from eBay.

There is also good comprehensive instructions on how to change the units themselves on this forum.



Sorry - €70.00 each delivered.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/Phare-Citroen-Berling...3389wt_948
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#7
The allen key slot is for adjusting the height of the beam up and down so that you can level the beam across the two. Just had to do this on mine as the units that I brought from eBay were not level (not unsurprising). Interestingly, the car has just passed its French MOT (CT) with these new headlamps and the test center told me they were not level but this didn't even warrant any comment on the paperwork!


(17-02-2012, 01:43 PM)Greggorio Wrote:  I couldn't find any posts specifically dealing with an attempt to adjust that failed but I may not have put the right thing into the search bar.

I read somewhere that there is an allen key slot to adjust the headlights left to right on the headlight assembly. I will have a look later but can anyone clarify that for me?

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(14-03-2012, 12:08 PM)Dun Boatluggin Wrote:  The allen key slot is for adjusting the height of the beam up and down so that you can level the beam across the two. Just had to do this on mine as the units that I brought from eBay were not level (not unsurprising). Interestingly, the car has just passed its French MOT (CT) with these new headlamps and the test center told me they were not level but this didn't even warrant any comment on the paperwork!


(17-02-2012, 01:43 PM)Greggorio Wrote:  I couldn't find any posts specifically dealing with an attempt to adjust that failed but I may not have put the right thing into the search bar.

I read somewhere that there is an allen key slot to adjust the headlights left to right on the headlight assembly. I will have a look later but can anyone clarify that for me?

Attached PDF for headlight adjustment (Horizontal / Vertical) Since Build RPO 09457.
You can find your RPO Number on a sticker below `A` Post drivers side.
Above info is in how to section.



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.pdf   Checks(M59) Headlight Adjustment since RPO 09457.pdf (Size: 143.15 KB / Downloads: 71)
2003 Citroën Berlingo 2.0HDi Multispace Desire
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#9
I just Googled "right hand drive headlights" and this was the first I found , on Amazon "Eurolite Left Beam Converters * For left hand drive vehicles when driving in the UK * Easy to fit and easily removable * Suitable for all vehicles and all types of headlight European vehicles are designed for driving on the right-hand side of the road. This means when you use your vehicle in countries where you drive on the left (UK), you will dazzle oncoming drivers at night. Failure to adapt your headlamps will render your vehicle unfit for the road and could leave you open to prosecution. Not fitting Headlamp Adapters could also invalidate your motor insurance. Eurolites Headlamp Beam Adapters are the market leading product, and are the ONLY product to carry extra, ?specific? instructions for the latest ?clear lens? and ?projector? headlamps from ALL leading car manufactures, over 300 vehicles! These easy to fit headlamp adaptors are a MUST HAVE for driving in Europe[/b] and fit ALL types of Headlamp ( see below ) and are [b]suitable for all vehicles and ALL types of headlamp design.

Be careful as so far all the ones I have seen on net have GB on packet and are the "Same Hand " and the above blurb starts off European in UK and changes to UK in Europe !!

Ok but not permanent, but do they have to be ?

Will dig a bit more, helpers welcome:whistle:



[Image: product-eurolites-tn-uk.jpg][Image: product-eurolites-tn-french.jpg][Image: product-eurolites-tn-german.jpg][Image: product-eurolites-tn-dutch.jpg]There are four versions of Eurolites:

There are four versions of Eurolites: For UK motorists driving in Europe Price: £7.99 For French motorists driving in UK Price: £7.99 For German motorists driving in UK Price: £7.99 For Dutch motorists driving in UK Price: £7.99[/img]Price: £7.99

All found at http://www.travelspot.co.uk/product-eurolites.html
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#10
thanks all this thread was really helpful!
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