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Headlight conversion/ replacement

Hello,

I've just imported a 2006 Hymer B614 LHD from France and am struggling a bit with what I need to do with the headlights to get a UK MOT.

It has the Twin Hella 90mm Headlights.

Looking at the four front lights on each side head lights I seem to have the following:-

Top Row
Outer light: Dipped Beam - Single Bulb with rotational adjustment by removing the casing top screw and loosening side screws and twisting unit.
Inner light: Main Beam and Side Light - I can't see any adjustment

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Fog light - that comes on and seems to steer.

I'm thinking to get an MOT pass I can adjust the Outer Dipped Beam lights as described - I think I'll need a trained monkey though......

Can I adjust the Inner Main Beam and Side light or do I need to replace this unit with a RHD version?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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AFAIK it is ONLY the dipped beams that need to be replaced and on many vehicles replacement is the only option as the lights differ from right hand dip (LHD) and left hand dip (RHD).

You MAY get away with fitting fresnel type supplementary lenses to the dipped beam lights - other have said they have done this and it has been acceptable for MoT.... but I believe that the MoT rules preclude against this......

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I have a Hymer, but the newer single light.
I am sure yours can be adjusted, and as Dave has said, it is just the dip beam you need to change, and the fog light at the back.
I have read, there are three screws at the back of the dip beam, I understand the top one needs to be removed, and the other two loosened, then you can swivel it around.
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Don't forget to covert the rear fog Lights!!

The requirement is for at least one and is located on, or to the offside of, the vehicles centre line.

AND the speedo must show MPH (it CAN) also show KPH.

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If you have the Hella projectors (as you seem to have) all you need to do is twist the dip beams around and it's then UK spec.
Not a technically difficult job to do but very tight access and you'll nearly always damage the heads on the screws trying to remove them. I replaced the pozidrive head screws with some hexagon heads, much easier to loosen and tighten again.
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Don't forget to covert the rear fog Lights!!

The requirement is for at least one and is located on, or to the offside of, the vehicles centre line.

AND the speedo must show MPH (it CAN) also show KPH.

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You can swivel the 120mm dipped units for R or L and they look very similar to the 90mm but access is the problem on mine. I bought a 120mm to replace a cracked one a few months ago and the only way I can see to replace it is to drop the front bumper.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-HYMER-MA...item35f34eb2c0

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Hi

As has been said; you just need to rotate the existing light for RHD, the others are fine, and add/move the fog light.

I think Andy is mistaken saying that the speedo must show MPH for the MOT, i don't believe it does and the website below showing the MOT manual (with permission of the vehicle inspectorate) doesn't state or imply that it does. i will however ask my mate tomorrow who owns a garage which is an MOT station and report back either way. < uk mot link >

if you are importing it yourself i understand you will need an SVA test in order to get a registration and that will require a speedo showing MPH.

hope this helps
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As has been said; you just need to rotate the existing light for RHD, the others are fine, and add/move the fog light.

I think Andy is mistaken saying that the speedo must show MPH for the MOT, i don't believe it does and the website below showing the MOT manual (with permission of the vehicle inspectorate) doesn't state or imply that it does. i will however ask my mate tomorrow who owns a garage which is an MOT station and report back either way. < uk mot link >

if you are importing it yourself i understand you will need an SVA test in order to get a registration and that will require a speedo showing MPH.

hope this helps
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Last October, I purchased a LHD Hymer, with the speedo in KPH. I queried this with two MOT stations, after the previous owner had got a new MOT, and they both told me it was OK and NOT an MOT failure. Bearing in mind it had just passed an MOT
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If you have just imported the van from France then you should find that the main beams dip down and as such, should pass the MOT. Check out with your MOT testing station on this. UK vehicles dip to the verge which would be onto on-coming side on the Continent - hence the need for beam benders to correct this.

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