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      05-18-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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E92 adjusting the lights for driving in Europe

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I have an 07 E92 Coupe. It has xenon lights. Just wondering what I need to do to adjust the lights for driving in Europe?
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      05-18-2012, 05:31 AM   #2
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huh?
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huh?
He's from the UK (they have the steering wheel on the wrong side ).

I think you need to mechanically adjust them, but not sure. You could throw a question at a BMW dealer and see what they tell you.
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Ya... they do need to be checked technically if you live in germany for example by TUV but if your only there for a visit or you dont need to get TUV (military maybe?) you shouldnt have to worry about adjusting them.

TUV is like state inspection/emissions just 10 times more detailed, light levels and all kinds of stuff is checked.
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I know you used to tape the lights, so they didn't bother oncoming traffic.
At least that's what we did some 15 years ago when we went to England.
At that time, the headlight had an area that was clearly made for the tape, haven't seen that in a long time. But perhaps this still applies.
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      05-18-2012, 10:17 AM   #6
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Yeah you can still get the stickers for the lights but apparantly the xenons you just can flick a switch somewhere on some cars? I think BMW included
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He's from the UK (they have the steering wheel on the wrong side ).

I think you need to mechanically adjust them, but not sure. You could throw a question at a BMW dealer and see what they tell you.
Don't you mean its on the correct side and everyone else is wrong :P
It is on the 'Right' side :P
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I know you used to tape the lights, so they didn't bother oncoming traffic.
At least that's what we did some 15 years ago when we went to England.
At that time, the headlight had an area that was clearly made for the tape, haven't seen that in a long time. But perhaps this still applies.
That area wasn't "made for the tape". That area was there to focus the beam in that area on the road. When you drive on the Right side of the road, the light was focused farther on the Right than the Left where on-coming drivers would be. When you drive on the Left side of the road, that part throws the light into the eyes of drivers on the Right. The tape was simply put there to block it.
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