Taking BX spares to France?

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Certainly in France it's not a legal requirement, although a lot of people (including French people!) think it is. However if you're stopped for a blown bulb you can be required to fix it before continuing, which means if you haven't got a spare you have to go off and find one - on foot!
All in all, much simpler to just carry spares in the first place.
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I did a Euro-road trip this summer (not in a BX however), a bulb kit is mandatory in many EU countries, useful too as we did lose a couple of lights. Sort of a bit redundant now seeing as in many modern cars the headlights aren't designed to be accessible. Other than that, we had to carry a a first aid kit, two visvests, a fire extinguisher and the good old warning triangle, which leganally isn't meant to be kept in the boot either!

*edit* Look on ebay for one - got ours for about a fiver I think, and the bulbs worked fine. Had fuses too.
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Willy wrote: and the good old warning triangle, which leganally isn't meant to be kept in the boot either!
Again, not the case everywhere. In France the Hi Viz vest has to be within reach from within the car and is supposed to be put on before you get out, but the triangle can be in the boot.
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anaconda wrote:So apart from the accelerator cable, which other components come into the 'RHD specific' category?
Steering rack? :lol:
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