Blanking the headlights for the wrong side of the road.

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Blanking the headlights for the wrong side of the road.

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I'm taking the BX to france and Belgium tomorrow.... Which bit of the headlight do I blank Off?????

Thanks for the help.

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I'm also interested in the correct answer to this question. I just end up sticking a triangular patch of insulating tape across the middle of the headlights with the thick end to the nearside. I don't seem to upset continental drivers, but the light available is significantly reduced.
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Post by rayfenwick »

FWIW, when I was driving across France, Italy and Sicily en route to Malta last year, I didn't put anything on the XM's headlights, which have had a HID conversion. No-one flashed, pulled me over or anything else. Stick-on things were readily available in the shop on the ferry however.

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Post by Philip Chidlow »

It is best to show willing. If it's visible to the Gendarmes at least they can't pull you for it.

From Citroen:
This is an A4 Sheet, so print it off full size and your template should fit. Use black or dark grey fablon, or match the coverage with black tape.

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I put bend-beamers on the BX, but I seem to recall that they need to fit just about where the bend in the glass is near the bottom, and they fell off.

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I have a set of LHD headlamps, takes less time to fit than tape!
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That's a useful diagram!

Last time I had a stick on set which had a huge list of instructions for different cars, every single production model ever it seemed, apart from the BX of course. I just whacked em on where they looked right. :)

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Post by Rich »

That's great Guys... Thanks.

Phil... Your diagram is just what I need... I've already printed it and will get busy with the black tape :D

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Glad I could help. BTW I have the same for ZX, XM and Xsara (H4 and H& lights) if anyone needs me to put them up on here.
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Post by Des Smith »

Des Smith wrote:the thick end to the nearside.
OK, I meant the offside! The lenses give you a bit of a clue but Phil's templates do the job properly though. Cheers, mate!

PS - with due deference to the fact that Citroen is french, perhaps we should be careful about calling the right side of the road 'wrong'???
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