Headlamp adaptors

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  1. injebreck99

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    Hi all, just trying to find out the proceedure for adapting the headlamp beams to LHD for my newly aquired 2009 Fiat Ducato M/H please. Planning a trip abroad later this year.:Smile:
     
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    If its a Swift Bolero Coachbuilt then you can buy Eurolite Adaptors from Halfords and stick them on (details of where to stick them are inside the pack)
     
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    Head light adapters

    I got them off E. Bay cheaper than Halfords.
     
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    On Amazon @ £2.79 inclusive of delivery.

    Never used them , but they look to be a single use product . Possibly a decent grade of clear double sided sticky tape would allow multiple use.

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    Our MH is the fiat ducato base (2008 ). Anyone know if the standard headlamp units on that base have the internal screw adjustment / lever adjustment fitting which allows for physical adjustment of the beam to LHD settings ? So doing away with the need for bits of plastic being stuck to the cover ? Handbook for the base doesn"t mention and I wouldnt be too sure what to look for under the bonnet.
     
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    I don't take mine off? Still passed mot ok
     
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    better with the protectors as then the glue doesn't damage the original lens
     
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    beam benders!?

    I have been abraod a number of times with my land rover and have never fitted them. Never had any probs.

    Safe travels
     
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    My advice is to use the covers as Stagman suggests.

    The stick on deflectors are rubbish no matter where you buy them from.
    When you have fitted them,the heat from your headlights and the glue
    and perspex of your lens react, and no matter how you try you will end
    up with your lamps marked when you remove them.
    I now have an etched outline of the deflectors showing on my Ducato,
    which can only have been caused by dust particles being attracted to the
    glue on the edge of the deflectors,during driving.
    replacement of your headlight will be far more expensive than buying the covers.
    They take only minutes to fit, I learned by my mistake.:Doh:

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    If you dont drive at night do you have to have then as we will only be driving in the day time
     
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    Simple answer to that is Yes.
     
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    You never see Johnny foreigner with his fitted when he visits Blighty!

    We have a set, they are in the glovebox!:thumb:
     
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    You might not have had any problems, but what about people coming towards you?
     
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    I have used the stick on adjusters on the m/homes and our car and never had a problem removing them - yet!
     
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    Bet youve got real glass headlights, unlike most of us who have polycarbonate lens.

    Ducato,Peugot etc 2002 on all have Polycarbonate.

    Polycarbonate lenses are easily damaged by chemical attack or abrasion, same material as used for habitation windows on most vans, and we all know how careful you have to be with those not to scratch them.

    Also mine where on van for over 2 months during which time we covered around
    5650miles.

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    Okay, just drive around Dover for a while and count on your fingers the amount of foreign cars/vans/trucks that have beam deflectors fitted.

    After a day, you'll still have a full complement of unused fingers.

    I've never bothered in 40-odd years of travelling abroad in cars/motorhomes/motorcycles - day or night.

    But don't let me stop you.
     
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    I use methylated spirits or deicer to remove the adhesive from beam deflectors on polycarbonate headlight lenses. It takes a while but does not damage the lense.
     
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    Very true
     
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    Check out the etched on teardrops on my headlights,same both sides
    dont say you havent been warned.

    CIMG4545.jpg

    regards
    Steve:Smile:
     
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