Date registered: Mar 2011
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adjusting headlight beams on lhd
I recently imported a LHD 2004 Mercedes C230 Kompressor into a RHD country (Ireland). Now I need to adjust the headlights on the vehicle so the beams don't blind everyone coming towards me and the vehicle will pass the safety test which is a mandatory requirement for all cars in the country.
There is a kit you can buy in motor factors here called beam benders, which effectively is a piece of black tape to stick over part of the headlight. This will apparently correct the beam direction but will presumably also cut down on the amount of light available.
Apart from an option of replacing the headlights, does anyone know if there is some way to change the beam direction of the existing headlight? I have read some makes of cars have a tourist lever to adjust beams? Not sure if this car can do that or maybe there is another way of adjusting?
many thanks in advance for any input,