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Hi,

It moves the lights from dipped to the left to no dip, don't know if it applies to US cars. We use it when we travel in Europe as we drive on the left and they drive on the right

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Nice to know somone who can help. My dealer in Plymouth Uk had no idea!

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Nice to know somone who can help. My dealer in Plymouth Uk had no idea!

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Anyone know if European-spec MINIs have the same adjustment switches for travelling to the UK?

I actually live in the States and own a US spec MINI and am looking into the logistics of bringing it back to the UK when I repatriate. I don't want to shell out money for a new set of UK-spec xenons and was wondering if this trick would get me through the SVA test?
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Anyone know if European-spec MINIs have the same adjustment switches for travelling to the UK?

I actually live in the States and own a US spec MINI and am looking into the logistics of bringing it back to the UK when I repatriate. I don't want to shell out money for a new set of UK-spec xenons and was wondering if this trick would get me through the SVA test?

Might do - check out the pic's above and compare it to yours - I used a piece of card to see where the lights were pointing and then use the card in the same place after the adjustment to check to see if it had worked.
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Hi there,

Had my 2nd hand 04 Mini Cooper for a couple of weeks now and loving it. When purchased, I was told it had Xenons. Without wishing to sound stupid....oh what the hell....is there any way to easily identify if they are xenons ? I've read in various places that xenons are self levelling. However, I still have the little dial to the right of the steering wheel that makes them go up and down ! Any answers to this ridiculously simple question would be much appreciated !!!
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Probably not Xenons then, I think they all should be auto-levelling. Xenons also have automatic washers, don't know if that's an option on Halogen lights as well. However the most distinct feature of Xenon bulbs is of course the blueish colour that they emit. It also takes about a second or two for them to light up, in contrast to halogens, which turn on almost instantly.

Oh, and Xenons also have a warning sticker on the lamp enclosure, warning users of high voltages.

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Question R55/r56?

OK, so I'm off to France on Saturday and I tried this last night.

The problem is the R55 xeons don't look like that

There's no lever to move up and down. There is one white platic lever in a similar place, so I played with that, but it didn't seem to have any effect.

Anyone know how to do this on an R55?
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Sounds about right for oceans
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So I can bay a UK xenon and change from RHD to LHD????
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If you look towards the lights you will see a switch move it down for the drivers side and up for the passenger side

I think you might want to look into some more info on this:
The Xenon levers need to be set in one direction at the same time - down for EU, up for UK.

I've confirmed this with 3 different service departments and additionally through checking them on freshly factory delivered cars - I've also owned 2 MINI's with Xenon's that came in the "up" position from the factory.

If you have one lever up and one down you are driving a cross-eyed MINI
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Quote: Originally Posted by dfdonelan (original)
Hi there,

Had my 2nd hand 04 Mini Cooper for a couple of weeks now and loving it. When purchased, I was told it had Xenons. Without wishing to sound stupid....oh what the hell....is there any way to easily identify if they are xenons ? I've read in various places that xenons are self levelling. However, I still have the little dial to the right of the steering wheel that makes them go up and down ! Any answers to this ridiculously simple question would be much appreciated !!!

I thought the EASIEST way is to simply see that the light itself has the intense white, whereas the Non-Xenons have a yellow tinge?

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Andy P., yer a star...answered my question. The pics were a bonus. Just like DanCFO, my local main dealer didn't have a scooby. Can cope with 'sorry, don't know', but when the service guy talks to you like a 5 yr old, insisting my 2006 bi-xenon equipped Cooper S would need masking off like 'all MINI headlights' (despite the switching comment in the handbook). it tends to rankle a bit....Trust the enthusiasts to come up with the goods. Cheers, guys.
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Had my 2nd hand 04 Mini Cooper for a couple of weeks now and loving it. When purchased, I was told it had Xenons. Without wishing to sound stupid....oh what the hell....is there any way to easily identify if they are xenons ?

On my 04 MCS, it actually has a Xenon logo to the side of the bulb on the headlight unit.
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Thank you all for the important information and sorry for my language "by google"

I bought last year, left xenon headlight from UK for my 04 mini obtaining this result:

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Now my Mini no longer be cross-eyed!

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