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Idea Changing your headlamps for continental driving !


As you may have noticed from my other thread, I've recently changed one of my Xenon headlamps.

Now, when I 'disected' my old lamp to investigate if I could repair it, I came across a very interesting little spring clip inside the lamp.

And the spring clip actually changes your beam pattern to the continental driving pattern !!!!

i.e. from this:


to this:

Which I thought was very clever !

I remember someone saying that it would have been a good idea for Alfa in saving costs doing something like this, and it turns out that it is exactly what they have done !!

Hopefully that will save some of you guys some money when taking your car abroad !


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Re: Changing your headlamps for continental driving !

Most of the modern cars can be converted the same way these days.
I took my 1991 Polo estate to Spain recently - I waill only use it there from now on. But I had to buy new headlamps for it as the old ones could not be converted.
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