setting headlights for driving in europe

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  1. gary-jones

    gary-jones New Member

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    Hello
    I have a Mercedes E320 cdi 2004 with xenon headlights, these can be adjusted for continental driving, inside each headlight is a small lever on the side of the head light bulb houlder, it has two positions up or down. I have had a look at mine and both levers are in the UP position, i read somwhere that this is the position for continental drive, but how can i be sure? does anyone know the correct position for the lever setting.
    I did ask the local Merc dealership but they were less than helpful, saying bring the car in and we will do it for you, i then tried another merc dealer and they said they did't know.

    Can anyone help here.

    regards
    Gary.
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  2. GP801

    GP801 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Park it facing garage door or similar. If set for continental use the beam should be flat. If for uk it should slope up towards the passenger side of the beam.
     
  3. clk1

    clk1 Active Member

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    hi i have a e320cdi 2003 & down for me when driving in spain any help
     
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    gary-jones

    gary-jones New Member

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    Hello
    Thanks for your responce, garage door idea sounds good, the lever set to down would make sence as my levers were in the up position.
    Maany thanks to you for replying so quickly

    Regards
    Gary

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  5. Druk

    Druk Administrator Staff Member

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    I also have an 03 car and my beams were re-set to continental four years ago. I have left them on that setting and it's passed the last three MOT's like that. It doesn't seem to make a jot of difference to the amount of road/verge you can see either.
     
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