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Old 15-01-2009   #1
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LHD headlights convert to RHD

i have just finially got hold of some smoked front lights for my seicento sportinh, they are in the LHD form at the moment, from what i know is that the outer lense all that is different, does any on have any ideas so that then the light beem will be on the curb side so legal in the UK ?

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Re: LHD headlights convert to RHD

You cant do anything but use the crap stick on beam converters you get off the ferry.
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Re: LHD headlights convert to RHD

Do you not have the RHD ones that are currently on the car?

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Re: LHD headlights convert to RHD

why you buy LHD ones?
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Re: LHD headlights convert to RHD

Now correct me if I'm wrong (and I often am) but is it not the lense that is smoked, and if so would changing the lense not leave you back at square one again?
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Re: LHD headlights convert to RHD

Ok years ago for 2CV's you had the option of fitting

LHD bulbs in france
or RHD bulbs in UK

in the headlights cause the Fresnel lens was symmetrical.

The bulbs have (had) the dipped pattern not the Frenel lens. Still got my low wattage (French) yellow bulbs somewhere. If you look carefully you can see the up side down 'pattern'.

There may have also been the option to fit RHD bulbs in normal aspect or rotated through a few degrees for LHD countries, cannot be sure as I never found a set of these, the lamps for this would have been special order.

With a file you may be able to alter the bulb holders, do not no if it would be legal, as the E numbers on the glass would still show, even if the rotated pattern was similar, this allows you to drive in France or UK with same bulbs.

But RHD bulbs may work ok in LHD lamps without modification like my yellow French dim ones did, you just swap bulbs, dont damage lamps in any way try it.

I'd not file myself...

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Re: LHD headlights convert to RHD

Why would you want smoked lenses on the sei though. Not that they don't look good, but making the headlights even worse on a sei is unbelievable lol.

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Re: LHD headlights convert to RHD

My '98 Sei headlamps seem ok, you checked that your reflectors are not tarnished, and lenses are reasonably clean?

I had to replace a fog cause of tarnish.

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Lol, will be something on the agenda in the future I guess, still gotta pay for my HG

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