cj10jeeper wrote:Switch the lights of as else the grim reaper will visit you...
Turn the steering onto lock
Undo the cover under the wheel arch using a coin in the slots
Remove the rear light cover by undoing the wire clip
Remove the cover
Look at the side of the xenon reflector and see a lever. Move it to the opposite position
Replace light rear and wheel arch cover.
2 minutes per side
Yes, and the same procedure will blank (but not fully convert) non-xenon halogen lamps.
you might find that the whole shebang is caked in mud. It is essential that you clean this off before removing the cover that is held on by the wire clip, because it must form a proper seal when you put it back, or you will be in real and expensive trouble. If you get lots of mud and rubbish in the channel into which the cover seats, it will not seal. So, I strongly suggest taking the wheelarch panel off before you set out and clean everything up. Then, when you arive in France, or wherever, you can do the coversion quickly.
Those with xenon lamps must not convert them until they actually change to the opposite side of the road, because they will seriously dazzle drivers coming the other way, and it is illegal. Those with halogen lamps can change over before they leave home, because all that happens is that part of the beam is shaded, so the headlamps will be even worse than they normally are (a frightening thought) but will cause no harm to others.