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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 07:00 PM
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England Mini Cooper s R56 spotlights without full beam?

Hi everyone,

This is my first ever post so please go easy on me.

Just curious, is there any way of having my spotlights on as dipped headlights rather than them only coming on when I switch on the full beams?

Obviously I don't want to drive around with my full beams on everywhere and just wondered if it was a simple setting I could change or is it a whole re-wireing thing?

I have a Mini Cooper S R56 (2007)

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Isn't it a law that you can only use spotlights when high-beams are on?
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Old Feb 16th, 2013, 10:19 PM
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Isn't it a law that you can only use spotlights when high-beams are on?

it is..
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Isn't it a law that you can only use spotlights when high-beams are on?

I don't believe there is any law that says that - even if you think it should....

What the law does say is that you cannot use spotlights or foglights without headlights.

However there is a practical issue - using spotlights with dipped beams will achieve the same glare as not dipping the headlights, unless the spotlights have been aimed so far downwards as to be useless for lighting the road ahead.

But then the OP may just want the look of having the spotlights lit and not really want the illumination - which would be the sort of abomination from which forum members should try to protect others.....
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But then the OP may just want the look of having the spotlights lit and not really want the illumination - which would be the sort of abomination from which forum members should try to protect others.....

Like having fog lights on when it's not foggy
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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Thanks for the replies!

Apparently yes it is against the law! As the spotlights only have one brightness and can not be dipped! never mind Unless it gets foggy or i'm in a country lane that is.
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As the spotlights only have one brightness and can not be dipped! never mind Unless it gets foggy or i'm in a country lane that is.

You wouldn't want to use high-beams or spotlights in the fog as they'd reflect back and blind you
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