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Hi,
Could please tell me whether the Euro bumpers & Euro headlights of the SLC are any different from the ones of the SL?
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Chris
 

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No difference in SL and SLC. There is a difference between RHD and LHD headlights.
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Ok,
Rowdie,
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The reason I ask is, the ROTW lights on my car came from Australia, a RHD market. Fotografa told me they were wrong for my car because of the lenses. I researched the Bosch knowledge website (when it was working) and downloaded everything they had for R/C107 headlights. I did find different order numbers for the lenses. Foto was right but I can't see the impact when I drive my car at night.
 

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Interesting. Bosch part numbers for LHD are 1 305 620 113 left and 1 305 620 114 right. Can you look at yours when you get home?
 

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Will do. Back when I was concerned about it, I made up this reference sheet (attached). LHD lens parts are on it. We are curious to see RHD lens numbers and possible reflector difference.
 

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The reason I ask is, the ROTW lights on my car came from Australia, a RHD market. Fotografa told me they were wrong for my car because of the lenses. I researched the Bosch knowledge website (when it was working) and downloaded everything they had for R/C107 headlights. I did find different order numbers for the lenses. Foto was right but I can't see the impact when I drive my car at night.
I actually remember that one as I spoke with Foto at that time.

The LHD and RHD non-US lenses have mirror shape pattern because the low beam casts more light against the kerbside (US is flat). See here
The other difference is that the stock H4 globe is used for both RHD and LHD - it is rotated by an angle to create inverted pattern.

To convert RHD <--> LHD mirror on 107, globe seat may be all you need to replace on the mirror (it is removable) and hopefully use one from the more abundant 116, or similar.
Additionally, new LED globes are coming much better nowaday and some can rotate in their seat making it all simpler.

I just got ordered H4 LED globes with clear shape as per ECE and previous reporting suggests that the light casting is by far better end more even (no shading that is observable). Seeing is believing, for the cost of less than decent H4's it is worth a trial. Worst case they will end up in my semi-project van Vito 638 at work which strangely uses H4 globe for fog/high beam and a separate H7 for low beam.
 

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I actually remember that one as I spoke with Foto at that time.

The LHD and RHD non-US lenses have mirror shape pattern because the low beam casts more light against the kerbside (US is flat). See here
The other difference is that the stock H4 globe is used for both RHD and LHD - it is rotated by an angle to create inverted pattern.

To convert RHD <--> LHD mirror on 107, globe seat may be all you need to replace on the mirror (it is removable) and hopefully use one from the more abundant 116, or similar.
Additionally, new LED globes are coming much better nowaday and some can rotate in their seat making it all simpler.

I just got ordered H4 LED globes with clear shape as per ECE and previous reporting suggests that the light casting is by far better end more even (no shading that is observable). Seeing is believing, for the cost of less than decent H4's it is worth a trial. Worst case they will end up in my semi-project van Vito 638 at work which strangely uses H4 globe for fog/high beam and a separate H7 for low beam.
I can confirm that the reflectors are different, I tried adjusting to suit rhd and found out you cannot. Luckily I had bought a set of rhd reflectors so just swapped them over. Rhd lenses end in 123 and 124 and lhd lenses as Rowdie stated 113 and 114.
 
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