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Old Oct 13th, 2006, 09:34 PM
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xenon headlights

Hi have a mcs with zenon headlights fitted, in a couple of weeks i am off to europe and have been told there is a way to switch the beam, so the dip is the other way, i was told to remove a cover from behind the headlight and there should be a switch? please can you help someone
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Hi,

Just checked out the same thing as we are off to do the Italian Job in a weeks time. If you remove the back off the lights (plastic bit with a metal clip) and look towards the bulb you can see a metal lever - just switch it down and its done

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blimey you lot are fast with a reply, i know where to come in future, many many thanks will try it out in the morning
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Let us know how you get on - if you have any problems I will post some pics on how to do it

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Post some pics anyway, Andy P. I would like to see how that's done.
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Indeed, I will be popping over to the continent once I get my Mini, too, so would appreciate some pics for future reference.
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Crikey that's an excellent piece of advice... I didn't know that was possible... Off to France shortly so this will be a great help... I wonder if there will ever be an incar switch to do it for you??
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Ok as requested instructions start here :

First remove back off the lights
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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
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Job done, replace cover and don't forget to put them back when you return

I checked this out at the dealers and they have confirmed that this does work

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Just a not to any mods out there, it might be an idea to move this to the exterior thread

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Just thought I should let you know, we got back after doing 2500 miles in Europe with no problems at all

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I have driven in france as well without adjusting my Xenons in my Focus and noone flashed once. Not as easy to get to as the Xenons in the Mini though!
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The mini is so easy to change over - the only think you have to make sure of is to clip the black plastic covers back on properly or they can work loose
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