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Do headlight deflectors still work on the small round headlights like we have on our cathago, I have only ever fitted them on the larger type headlights
 

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You should be able to turn the headlight to LH or RH dip.

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Ours are 2005 vintage Hella 90mm and you have to take a couple of screws out and turn the unit, but YES you need access to the back.

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I have read on here I think it was that it's very hard to do on the carthago as very limited space
OK if you can't get to the back just stick a bit of tape on the glass, just imagine where the reflection from the bulb would be for oncoming traffic and put the tape there, OR don't drive in the dark;)

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If they're anything like the Hella units that were fitted to my Hymer it won't make any difference - they couldn't dazzle anyone.
 
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If they're anything like the Hella units that were fitted to my Hymer it won't make any difference - they couldn't dazzle anyone.

Yes I must admit they are very poor for a modern vehicle
 

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If they are the older Hella classic lamps just slacken the 3 screws and turn them. If they are the newer lamps just move the leaver on the back.
It will change them from the kick up on dip to a flat beam & you can leave them like it permantly.
 
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Lenny how do I know if they are new or old lights it was built July 2018

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Lenny how do I know if they are new or old lights it was built July 2018
I think Carthago and most other manufacturers use the clasic only Hymer using the new ones.
I know 2014 Carthago's still used the classic.

Take the rubber cover off the back if you can't find a leaver they will be the older ones.
 
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In all my trips abroad I have never been checked for headlamp alignment. Point is also that we never drive at night but also if the polisei can see that you have put tape ( or deflectors) on, they will probably never ask. Incidentally I think that you need them even if its daylight and the lights arent even switched on! Me I just put gaffer tape on the lens protectors and dont drive at night!

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I am not sure what its like now but when I was lorry driving in Spain 25 years ago I got pulled by the cops as my truck had spot lights above the screen and as I rounded a corner a police car came the other way I dipped the lights then police car turned round and pulled me over. They took my paperwork off me took me to a hotel at 2am and made me pay a 400 euro fine on my DKV card my boss took the lights off before my next trip :love:
 

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