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Healamp Dip Conundrum

I keep fitting new lenses - supposedly left hand dip - to the Q4 and they still dip to the right!

How does the dip work on these lights?

I suspect that LHD cars have different bodies. Any ideas please?
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Re: Healamp Dip Conundrum

Don't know about these cars in particular but on most cars, with "conventional" halogen bulbs, the beam cut-off is determined mainly by the shroud over the filament of the dipped beam bulb. The bulbs usually have three "legs" on them which go into slots in the bulb holder so that it can only go the right way up. I guess you'll have to change the complete headlamp assemblies for RHD ones. Alternatively, with a bit of luck, you MIGHT be able to "mirror" the slots with a file so that you can put the bulb in twisted the opposite way but you'd need to be very accurate. The pattern on the lens just "focuses" the light a bit better I think.
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Re: Healamp Dip Conundrum

Later 164s had the projector globe style headlights which, if they are the same as 145s/146s, have a lever on the rear of the unit to change from Left to Right dipping .

I don't know the changeover year, but these are the later style and you can see the globe;

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