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Headlamp converters

Post by Eric Brough » Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:29 pm

Just about to pop over to France. My headlamp converter pack (Lucas adhesive-black-sheet) does not show a pattern for the BX. Has anyone got a diagram, or a photo of a stickered-up set of headlamps?

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Post by AndersDK » Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:10 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong -

But doesnt the lens itself clearly have a triangular section showing exactly where to blank it off ?
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Post by Vanny » Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:30 pm

After reading the relative instructions, i gave up and used some nouse. I took my bender, and had the girlfriend sit in the car pulling the full beam on, then held the bender up on to the glass and moved it round. There is a very clear point where the light shining through and onto the back of the bender is at its brightest, and thats where i stuck it!


Though i've found most people jsut dont bother with them and dont have any trouble!


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Post by cavmad » Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:53 pm

[quote="Vanny"] I took my bender, and the girlfriend





:shock: Sounds like a quote from a `Carry On` film :lol:
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Post by DLM » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:17 am

From what I remember the rhd BX does have a section on the glass in the shape of a 4-sided wedge, possibly with a kick toward the end of the wedge. This is where the blanking goes. Most people don't seem to bother nowadays, for better or worse, and it must be said that the BX's lights are fairly gentle compared to more recent cars, though a Gendarme looking to pull you might disagree.

It's a horses for courses question: if you travel to France often enough, it may be worth buying a pair of lhd-aligned headlamps and fitting them before each trip. I can't see it being too cheap though, unless you find an obliging rural garage or scrappie in France
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Post by DavidRutherford » Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:40 am

Vanny wrote:and had the girlfriend sit in the car pulling the full beam on, then held the bender up on to the glass and moved it round.
Beam benders are only supposed to alter the DIPPED beam! They should have minimal effect on main beam.

In the past, on other cars I've found using a piece of aluminium foil with the shiny side facing the headlamp to work rather well, in that you can reflect the light back into the headlamp, and it sortof comes out pointing the other way (ish)
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Post by docchevron » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:43 pm

Vanny wrote: I took my bender, and had the girlfriend sit in the car pulling the full beam on, then held the bender up on to the glass and moved it round. There is a very clear point where the light shining through and onto the back of the bender is at its brightest, and thats where i stuck it!

I read this and thought it should be in martys toad pond! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

When I went to france I copied a guy in the que for the ferry next to me with a BX break. He had them in the bottom left corner of each lsmp, so thats what I did. Didn't do any night driving do couldn't tell if it had the desired effect. Since I'll be doing lots of foreign trips in the next couple of years I'm gona get a set of LHD lights and keep them in the boot, probly takes less time to change the whole light than it does to bu**er about with those sticky things!

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Post by BX Bandit » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:15 pm

I have some LHD bx headlamps....you interested????
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Post by Jaba » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:11 pm

I drive about 10000 miles in France every year in a BX. I have never fitted beam deflectors. I dont think they are necessary. I dont believe there is a legal requirement either.

What I do do though is to remove the headlight bulbs and break off the middle locating key. This enables you to swivel the bulb holder up and down with the bulb refitted to alter the the dipped beam pattern up and down at the extreme end of the beam...........it works, but reallly makes little difference on the road. Give it a try.

I do have some LHD headlights too but have never bothered to fit them.
The BXs headlights are not exactly dazzling to other motorists after all.
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Post by docchevron » Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:30 am

BX Bandit wrote:I have some LHD bx headlamps....you interested????
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Post by BX Bandit » Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:46 pm

PM Sent back....
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Post by docchevron » Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:11 am

Er, aint got it mate!!

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Post by BX Bandit » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:59 am

Ooops :shock: Not sure what happened..have sent pm + email

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Post by docchevron » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:53 pm

Got it this time! will ring you in a moment! Cheers dude

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Post by BX Bandit » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:23 am

Do you want these then mate, if not I'll tell my buddy not to bring them down as he is tight for space. let me know, cheers
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