Headlight Deflectors

May 13, 2012
191
65
Alhama de Murcia, Spain
Funster No
21,019
MH
Sunlight Cliff 601
Exp
12 years plus
If I bring my Spanish Registered Motorhome to the UK, do i have to fit the proper headlight deflectors or can i just mask the part of the beam that is pointing the wrong way? or do nothing?
I believe its illegal to do nothing and wondered if just masking the beam is OK
Thanks
 

pappajohn

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 26, 2007
40,364
38,121
Dark side of the moon
Funster No
172
Exp
Since 2005
Masking/insulation tape will do the job.
Proper 'beam benders' take the guesswork out of positioning and only cost a few quid but can damage plastic lamp lenses when removed.
Some right hand dip headlamps can be adjusted to UK left hand dip.
 
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MickyP
May 13, 2012
191
65
Alhama de Murcia, Spain
Funster No
21,019
MH
Sunlight Cliff 601
Exp
12 years plus
Masking/insulation tape will do the job.
Proper 'beam benders' take the guesswork out of positioning and only cost a few quid but can damage plastic lamp lenses when removed.
Some right hand dip headlamps can be adjusted to UK left hand dip.
Thank you have found a simple chart on this Forum that shows exactly how to mask the headlight. Masking tape it is.

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Aug 7, 2007
638
547
Dundee
Funster No
73
MH
Autotrail scout
Exp
since 1975
Watch with masking tape as when it gets hot it makes it very difficult to remove ! if you can go to local Vynal supplier and ask for black off cut and this can be cut to size 25mmx 40mm and fit to headlight over dip bulb, this will do the job that you require and is very easily removed.
This is what id do when we cross the channel and have done for past 20+ years with no problems.
 
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