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      06-09-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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Driving in Europe with Halogen Headlights

My handbook only refers to Xenon headlights and says nothing about adjusting halogen headlights for driving in Europe.

Does anyone know if they are adjustable or do I need to stick stuff on them to comply with regulations?

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I don't believe you have to do anything other than make sure the light switch is in the dipped position as opposed to the automatic / adaptive position.
in dipped position, the light is flat. But in adaptive it may angle up towards to the left hence not to use it abroad.
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I don't believe you have to do anything other than make sure the light switch is in the dipped position as opposed to the automatic / adaptive position.
in dipped position, the light is flat. But in adaptive it may angle up towards to the left hence not to use it abroad.
Thanks for the quick reply - much appreciated.
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If you're not going to be in Europe for an extended period of time, I wouldn't worry about it. I travel back and forth quite a bit and never had issues.
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If you're not going to be in Europe for an extended period of time, I wouldn't worry about it. I travel back and forth quite a bit and never had issues.
Thanks Lee - just a couple of weeks...
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Thanks Lee - just a couple of weeks...
Cool. I'm actually heading your way in July.

Have fun on the continent!
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The comments about adaptive lights, whilst true, do not apply to the OP who has halogen lights which cannot be adaptive by definition.

With halogen lights you need the old sticky-tape masks.
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The comments about adaptive lights, whilst true, do not apply to the OP who has halogen lights which cannot be adaptive by definition.

With halogen lights you need the old sticky-tape masks.
While the word adaptive has mistakenly been substituted for automatic earlier in this thread, it does seem that situation re driving in Europe is the same whether the car has xenon or halogens - no action required (except for early F10 cars).

So no sticky-tape masks required after all for halogen headlights.

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418100

http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/81267-...-2013-520d-ed/
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