Headlamp beam adapters

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  1. Neil

    Neil Funster

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    I have a 1993 left hand drive Hymer 544 an I'm not sure where to place these on the headlamp lense because the diagram with the instructions doesn't have anything that looks like my headlamps I am off on holiday to France in the near future do I need to bother with them because they make the headlights even more inefficient
     
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    Hi,
    I'm sure it will depend on what changes have been made to the vehicle for use on UK roads. If its left hand drive and if the headlamps have not been adapted for UK roads then you should not require beam benders. The lights should be already set for driving on the right. This could be why the lights appear so inefficient, but surely the MOT would have picked that up.:thumb:
     
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    I couldn't work mine out either, so just stuck 'em on somewhere close. :Laughing:

    If the French Filth pull you, they won't care as long as summat is stuck on :Laughing:
     
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    Assuming you don't drive at night, fix some bought beam deflectors on so they look good and I very much doubt you will have any problems :Rofl1:
     
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    IF you are concerned about being stopped...

    Black insulating tape...

    Put a 15mm² patch on one light and a small rectangle on the other.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=fiat+ducato+headlamp+protectors+beam+deflector&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=DxBZU9CGEMvMPe7JgPgO&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1920&bih=955#q=fiat+ducato+headlamp+beam+deflector&tbm=isch

    It doesn't matter where - no one will check if they're in the right place.

    Much better than using the massive "eye patch" sold by Halfords et al.

    I take a set every time and always just put on some insulation tape instead and turn down the beam if driving at night.
     
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    The glue used with insulating tape may well craze a plastic lens when it gets hot.
     
  7. TheBig1

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    buy a cheap set of headlight protectors, which usually come with a set of deflector stickers and marks where to fit them. just use the protectors when in europe. take a couple of minutes to fit so really easy to keep legal

    mind you thousands of vehicles dont bother and few ever get prosecuted unless involved in an accident or if you pee off a police officer by being a smart arse
     
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    Depends on age of your Hymer. My 2001 B584 has lights fitted that can be adjusted for driving on the wrong side! 3 Screws on the back of light.slacken screws and rotate light. I do mine when waiting to load on ferry.
     
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