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Driving in France headlamp converters

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by dusty, Jan 7, 2012.

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    Hi everyone, in August I will be taking the s3 to Brittany in France on holiday, could anyone advise me on converting my headlamps for driving in France what do I need to buy and where do I get it from thanks
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    I think there is a leaver in the head light to switch it to left hand driving.
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    Ok thanks I will have a look tomorrow i assume it will be on my passenger side headlamp can anyone confirm this
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    S3's have beam benders as standard inside the unit. You need to take the black plastic cover off the back of the lights and there is a small lever sticking out below the bulbs. You push this the other way to the way it currently is.

    I have to admit the first time I went to France I converted each light in about 30s. The following year I couldn't find the lever for love nor money, so ended up leaving as is as I was only intending to drive in daylight. A bit naughty I know but as I though I never actually used my lights whilst in France.

    There is a guide on here somewhere if you can find it.
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    sorry thats its off the question in hand but how do you tilt the headlamps (up/down) is it manually or is there some switch i cant see,
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    If the S3 is the same as the A3 then there is a small turn switch next to the headlight switch with I, II and III, Next to the dash lighting brightness wheel
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    I'm pretty sure S3s are self levelling
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    Yes, S3s are self levelling. There is some manual adjustment still but it's an under the bonnet job.
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    thanks guys, sorry for the hijack
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