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Jimbo1404

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14 posts

42 months

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Friday 8th June 2012 quote quote all
So ill be taking the CSL for a run down to Le Mans in a few days time and started to wonder about adjusting the headlamps for driving en france.

Ive read pretty much everything i can find and still cant work out what i need to do.

The handbook is pretty much useless, ive read reports that xenon's are set up neutral so don't need adjusting, through to there is a little white lever on the back to adjust them (i cant see any, only the rotating wheels on the tops of the units).

So, any help from any CSL drivers out there who know exactly what to do would be much appreciated.

Cheers
Jim

Yanto

481 posts

95 months

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Friday 8th June 2012 quote quote all
Diligent....I took mine over to Brittany in 2010 and did fook all !!

0836whimper

841 posts

85 months

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Saturday 9th June 2012 quote quote all
It's light for so long at this time of year I doubt you'll be doing much night driving. And if you do it will be so early/late not many people will be about. And then on dual carriage ways/motorways it's not really an issue, so I wouldn't bother.

Just done a week's jaunt around France and got nowhere near driving in the dark.

Except in lots of tunnels biggrin

gaz1234

4,693 posts

106 months

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Sunday 10th June 2012 quote quote all
im sure part of the headlight needs taping?

shim

1,862 posts

95 months

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Sunday 10th June 2012 quote quote all
I'm not sure the handbook it totally useless. Page 172 how to adjust your headlights if driving abroad should help a little (or maybe a lot)

Basically says if you have xenons there is an adjustor knob to switch between LH/RH side driving, and if you don't have xenons, use masking tape smile
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Jimbo1404

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14 posts

42 months

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Sunday 10th June 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for all the tips, don't think ill be driving a night so may not be an issue, but if i get caught light on Kronenbourg it would be nice to know how to adjust them (or ill throw a set of stick on's in the car just in case i see Les Gendarmerie!'.

Shim - My manual, titled 'M3 Coupe En' (no mention in CSL supplement either) only has 144 pages, the only reference to Xenons is 'you can have them set for driving on the left or right by BMW service'.

Any chance of typing an extract? Which way do i turn the adjusters on each side? Assuming the rotating dials on the tops are adjusters for the Xenons.

Cheers for any help

Jim

Edited by Jimbo1404 on Sunday 10th June 18:03

rdjohn

1,272 posts

82 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
Just for the record, no lights need taping when driving on the continent. It is just a nice little money earner for Halfords and the Ferry companies.

You cannot buy headlight stuff to take a French car to England.

gaz1234

4,693 posts

106 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
rdjohn said:
Just for the record, no lights need taping when driving on the continent. It is just a nice little money earner for Halfords and the Ferry companies.

You cannot buy headlight stuff to take a French car to England.
since when?

Stedman

5,671 posts

79 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
rdjohn said:
Just for the record, no lights need taping when driving on the continent. It is just a nice little money earner for Halfords and the Ferry companies.

You cannot buy headlight stuff to take a French car to England.
You don't HAVE to, but you might get a fine hehe I, guessing the reason you cant get tape in France is because they don't give a st about anyone else!

Leins

2,887 posts

35 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
Jimbo1404 said:
Thanks for all the tips, don't think ill be driving a night so may not be an issue, but if i get caught light on Kronenbourg it would be nice to know how to adjust them (or ill throw a set of stick on's in the car just in case i see Les Gendarmerie!'.

Shim - My manual, titled 'M3 Coupe En' (no mention in CSL supplement either) only has 144 pages, the only reference to Xenons is 'you can have them set for driving on the left or right by BMW service'.

Any chance of typing an extract? Which way do i turn the adjusters on each side? Assuming the rotating dials on the tops are adjusters for the Xenons.

Cheers for any help

Jim

Edited by Jimbo1404 on Sunday 10th June 18:03
Yeah, I'm the same, with only 144 pages and nothing in the supplement

Shimmy, they've landed you with the heavyweight owners manual wink

rdjohn

1,272 posts

82 months

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Sunday 15th July 2012 quote quote all
gaz1234 said:
rdjohn said:
Just for the record, no lights need taping when driving on the continent. It is just a nice little money earner for Halfords and the Ferry companies.

You cannot buy headlight stuff to take a French car to England.
since when?
Since the single european market in was formed in 1992. The scam has been going on for a long time.

pistolp

1,647 posts

109 months

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Sunday 15th July 2012 quote quote all
You can buy stickers in the AA shop. So far I've done two road trips this summer, one to Le Mans and one to Cannes. I did bugger all as well. Screw 'em!
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