DB9 Headlights

DB9 Headlights

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Martini SNS.

Original Poster:

2 posts

1 month

Thursday 6th August
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Hello Everyone, I'm new here and this is my first posting on a forum so please excuse me if I make mistakes.
I have recently fulfilled my life long dream and purchased my first Aston DB9. It's wonderful. It does however have headlights that face the wrong side of the road. I bought the car in the UK and I live in Sweden. The dealer told me it was possible to switch the lights over from left facing to right facing via a lever. Sadly, this was not the case. Having spent all my saving buying this car I cannot afford to get new headlights for it at the moment. The car must pass its Swedish MOT before Oct or I cannot get it registered here.

Does anyone know if it is possible to 'adjust' the lamp internally or, alternatively, fit Vantage headlights (which are more available) to a DB9?

All help gratefully accepted.

Hart-SE65

9 posts

27 months

Thursday 6th August
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Hello fellow Swede. I managed to open the back lid on my headlights to change out the reflector behind the lens. The reflector was damaged by an exploding bulb and I was lucky to get a cheap salvaged headligt with scratches. It was the internal stuff I was after. Anyway, when I changed the reflector I took out and cleaned the glass lenses as they where misty. As far as I remember there was a metal part behind the glass lens to direct the dipped beam. Maybe You could flip that metal part over. Unfortunately I scrapped the remaining parts and it was some time ago so remember it exactly. Send me a pm if you like and we can take it in Swedish instead of my rusty old school english.

pschlute

284 posts

116 months

Thursday 6th August
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I am pretty sure the instructions are in the manual.

Wobbly

533 posts

130 months

Thursday 6th August
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I asked a dealer a few years ago, when I was going to Portugal about changing the headlight beam direction. I understand that there is a lever to change the beam from RHD to LHD other than that I’m not sure how to do it, I think the dealer wanted about an hours labour to do it.

Martini SNS.

Original Poster:

2 posts

1 month

Saturday 15th August
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Hi All,

Thank you for your help regarding my headlights. Thanks Hart-SE65 regarding the metal piece behind the lenses. I had heard of this part before and will try to access this when the lamps are out of the bodywork. Regarding the 'lever', it does appear on some AM models but sadly not on the DB9 that I have. I understand it is on the Vantage but was then removed, probably because AM realised they could make a fortune selling new lamps.
Mine are being removed on the 20th so I will keep everyone informed of the progress I make. Hopefully I may be able to help others in the same position.