DB9 Headlights, RHD to LHD

DB9 Headlights, RHD to LHD

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Trexthedinosaur

Original Poster:

3,077 posts

96 months

Wednesday 27th July 2016
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After some searching yet no definitive answer...

I would like to bring a DB9 from the UK to Germany whilst I live here, due to EU law I will need to register on a German plate with Tüv etc...

But I don't really want to buy a new set of headlights.

So on a circa 2005/6 model, are they switchable?

tonyhall38

4,194 posts

173 months

Wednesday 27th July 2016
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Don't think so...

sportie

561 posts

208 months

Wednesday 27th July 2016
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Yes they are smile

Continental Conversion (UK Spec only)
1. Disconnect the vehicle battery.
Gain access to the headlight unit by removing the access ‘0’. panel in the road wheel arch liner.
Warning
HID bulbs start-up voltage can be as much as 1000v.
Ensure power to HID bulbs has been disconnected before attempting to service them. Failure to do this may result in a severe injury or death.

Remove both rubber covers.
4. Disconnect the dipped beam bulb unit wiring harness plug. Remove the spring clip and withdraw the bulb unit.

5. Locate the conversion switch and move up / down until Bulb Renewal a positive ‘click’ is heard.

6. Install the dipped beam bulb unit. Connect wiring harness plug.
7. Install both rubber covers.
8. Install the access panel in the road wheel arch liner.
9. Connect the vehicle battery.

old phart

392 posts

67 months

Thursday 28th July 2016
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So I replaced my passenger side light (US) about a year ago. Bought on eBay. I had to max out the upward adjustment to get it level with my existing driver side.
Could it be I purchased a non-US light? Not sure what the difference is when you write of European vs UK lights. Or I just need to get in there and turn the adjusting bolts on the mount?

tonyhall38

4,194 posts

173 months

Thursday 28th July 2016
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Well you learn something new everyday....

Trexthedinosaur

Original Poster:

3,077 posts

96 months

Thursday 28th July 2016
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Well bloody hell Sportie ... thanks.

Excellent, saves me 2500 euro that can be better spent on fuel smile

Now ... What about the fog light, speedo is in MPh / KMh so that no problem.

perhaps for more info;
https://www.astonmartintechinfo.com/login.aspx

You needto pay /register but I believe the workshop manuals are available

Sorry if the link is not allowed, just for information, not linked to me.

Edited by Trexthedinosaur on Thursday 28th July 10:47

tonyhall38

4,194 posts

173 months

Thursday 28th July 2016
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a sticker from halfrauds....cheaper and easy to fit....idea

indigorallye

496 posts

182 months

Thursday 4th August 2016
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On a similar note......

Can left hand drive units be converted to right hand drive?

SS972

583 posts

140 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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indigorallye said:
On a similar note......

Can left hand drive units be converted to right hand drive?
Couldn't you just swap headlamps with the OP?

8Tech

1,877 posts

155 months

Saturday 8th August
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I believe switching headlamps from LHD to RHD and Visa versa only shutters the "kick up" on the lamps to prevent blinding oncoming traffic allowing temporary use and does not actually convert the lamps from LHD to true RHD. As such, a critical inspection or MOT test will show that there is no kick up and should fail.