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    E500 headlights - Converting from LHD to RHD

    Hi chaps
    I'm wondering if the forum can help?
    If, as I intend to, I take my car to Spain when I retire,can I simply swap the headlight lenses on my Euro 1994 E500 (UK car, left hand traffic) for those from a right hand traffic car to be legal over there? Obviously, I'm hoping to avoid swapping the entire headlight assemblies if at all possible
    Many thanks
    Nick
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    Re: E500 headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by B16 NYK View Post
    Hi chaps
    I'm wondering if the forum can help?
    If, as I intend to, I take my car to Spain when I retire,can I simply swap the headlight lenses on my Euro 1994 E500 (UK car, left hand traffic) for those from a right hand traffic car to be legal over there? Obviously, I'm hoping to avoid swapping the entire headlight assemblies if at all possible
    Many thanks
    Nick
    To change the direction of beam you would need to change not just the glass lens but also the reflectors inside the headlamp unit for RH traffic. I would be interested in buying your original E500 LH traffic lenses when the time comes!
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    Re: E500 headlights

    IMHO, it's far easier to just swap the complete lamp assemblies out and them aim them properly, rather than opening them up and switching components. Though as JC says, it can be done.

    The problem is that the lamps are getting harder and harder to find. However, the Euro-spec lamps do come on the market and can be found here both new and used from time to time -- albeit at quite a price.

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