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Old 06-10-2002, 01:23 PM
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Question RHD Euro Headlights?

I bought a pair of RHD Euro headlights for my W123. I just realized that the lens is different. Can I just buy the correct (LHD) lenses and replace them?

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Old 06-10-2002, 07:28 PM
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anyone?
I'm close to ordering the lenses...
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Old 06-10-2002, 07:59 PM
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I believe what you propose is a piece of cake; call Paul @ PUMA 800.354.3552. Paul will know, and likely stocks the lenses you need
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Old 06-10-2002, 08:02 PM
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I believe what you propose is a piece of cake; call Paul @ PUMA 800.354.3552. Paul will know, and likely stocks the lenses you need
Well I was just reading Daniel Stern's excellent website on lighting and according to him it is not possible to use the RHD headlights as LHD unless they are those convertible ones.

...... so much for my gift..
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Old 06-10-2002, 08:32 PM
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RHD requires positioning the bulb differently

than LHD so the up angle of the cutoff is to the left rather than the right -- some reflectors have notches so the bulb can be installed either way, but most do not. It is just as much a reflector problem as a lens problem though, because of this bulb mounting difference. Marchal used to make regular round 7" lights which worked either way, for people who spent a lot of time on both sides of the English Channel (or in Sweden, until 1967), but that was a long time ago.
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Old 06-10-2002, 10:42 PM
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than LHD so the up angle of the cutoff is to the left rather than the right -- some reflectors have notches so the bulb can be installed either way, but most do not. It is just as much a reflector problem as a lens problem though, because of this bulb mounting difference. Marchal used to make regular round 7" lights which worked either way, for people who spent a lot of time on both sides of the English Channel (or in Sweden, until 1967), but that was a long time ago.
bummer...

oh well I guess I'll just have to store these.. maybe one day when I go to a RHD country I'll find a use for them.

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Daniel Stern also confirmed this, what a helpful guy!
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