Xenon Headlights

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Hi Folks, I am a new member and still trying to navigate around the site. Does anyone know whether I need beam deflectors when driving in France when my car is fitted with Xenon headlights? Thanks, Tony Treble
 

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Some have a lever to adjust them for driving on the continent. Check the handbook for your vehicle.
 

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Hello and welcome

Most have a flap that cuts off the high part of the beam, and most have a lever inside the lamp to change them over.
With an Email address I can send the details
 
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Hi Mike, I've looked in the owners manaul but can find anything relating to this. MB dealer wanted me to buy a deflecter kit at £28 for 'single use' only. I don't think so!
 

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Hi Mike, I've looked in the owners manaul but can find anything relating to this. MB dealer wanted me to buy a deflecter kit at £28 for 'single use' only. I don't think so!

Hi Tony
Malcolm is sending you some instructions. He is the busiest person on this forum and is a fount of knowledge when it comes to Mercedes Benz. What he doesn't know doesn't exist. I would wait his advice. If you need a deflecter kit Halfords are much cheaper.

Welcome to the forum by the way.
 
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I have sent the paper to you Tony
 

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Hello Malcolm,

I'm also a new member. Is there any chance you could you send me the details as well please? I have just returned from France and had a look inside the headlight (with a mirror) and couldn't see too much. The nearest thing to a lever looked like a tab with a hole in. Didn't fancy trying anything in case it wasn't what i thought it was.

By the way I have a C Class 2007 estate W203 with bi-xenon lights.

Many Thanks

Boysey
 

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Hello Malcolm,

I'm also a new member. Is there any chance you could you send me the details as well please? I have just returned from France and had a look inside the headlight (with a mirror) and couldn't see too much. The nearest thing to a lever looked like a tab with a hole in. Didn't fancy trying anything in case it wasn't what i thought it was.

By the way I have a C Class 2007 estate W203 with bi-xenon lights.

Many Thanks

Boysey

Hi Boysey,

Welcome to the forum. Nice car - and even better with Xenons!

Give our regards to Marlene!
 

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Hello Malcolm,

I'm also a new member. Is there any chance you could you send me the details as well please? I have just returned from France and had a look inside the headlight (with a mirror) and couldn't see too much. The nearest thing to a lever looked like a tab with a hole in. Didn't fancy trying anything in case it wasn't what i thought it was.

By the way I have a C Class 2007 estate W203 with bi-xenon lights.

Many Thanks

Boysey

Hope this helps :0
 
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Hello Malcolm,

I'm also a new member. Is there any chance you could you send me the details as well please? I have just returned from France and had a look inside the headlight (with a mirror) and couldn't see too much. The nearest thing to a lever looked like a tab with a hole in. Didn't fancy trying anything in case it wasn't what i thought it was.

By the way I have a C Class 2007 estate W203 with bi-xenon lights.

Many Thanks

Boysey

I have sent it to you :D
 

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Hi all, the guys seem to have set a theme, sorry to hijack post. I too am off to France on Thursday for a week, Never even thought of this and have yet to check the handbook but does my W211 have the same facility?
Thanks
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Looked in the manual and there it is, handy things these owners manuals:rolleyes:
Paul.
 

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Looked in the manual and there it is, handy things these owners manuals:rolleyes:
Paul.

It is not in many handbooks have a good trip :D
 

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It is not in many handbooks have a good trip :D
Thanks Malcolm, hope you're well.
Never been to France so looking forward to it, bit of golf, good food and wine and good company!!:D
Paul.
PS and good transport;)
 

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Just remember they drive on the wrong side of the road.
 

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But Mike, in this case the wrong side of the road will also be the right side of the road? :confused:

But if you do not want to go in that direction you must use one that is left, if that is right,but it may be wrong
 

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Getting confusing guys :confused:, I think I'll just make sure the steering wheel is closest to the right hand verge!!
 

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