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Moving to Spain with the vert
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:38:56 AM »
Good morning Folks

I’m planning on becoming resident in Spain in the new year. Which means I have to take the vert with me or sell her. I prefer the first option

In order to import the car, I will need to adjust the headlights for driving on the right. I know the current lights were imported from the USA by a previous owner. Does anyone know if the fc lights are easily adjusted or will I need to order a LHD set of lamps?





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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 10:48:47 AM »
Old Toyota Hiace lights work in FD, so I reckon that they will fit FC too. And they are cheap

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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 10:58:57 AM »
Thanks Japi

Will look into them if I can’t adjust mine


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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 11:01:26 AM »
Oh, I forgot to say that I mean like really old, '90 version...

To my knowledge, you cant adjust them. Light pattern is completely different

No problem mate.

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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 12:26:51 PM »
I went through this on a jap import bike and my fd trying to get an mot.
If fc uses h4 lamp then the left kicker comes from the h4 lamp not the fc lenses. So when you see cars with the tape over lenses this is cancelling out the left beam kicker and stops you dazzling other uses when driving on the wrong side...maybe just a case of getting continental h4 lamps with kicker on right.
The tape over lens makes the beam flat.

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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2018, 12:40:35 PM »
That’s interesting, I got a set of Spanish H4 in my Fiesta’s boot. I will bring them back to the uk and check them against what I have in the vert


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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2018, 12:41:59 PM »
Maybe bum steer..but my import bike had wrong h4s in. Swapped to uk 1s through mot.

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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2018, 12:48:01 PM »
I will certainly take a look! I’m sure they’re American lamps so probably are meant for a LHD car anyway

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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2018, 08:04:00 PM »
Having taken many RHD cars to the continent, On the EU equivalent to the MOT the headlights have always been checked to ensure they were for LHD vehicles, the lense that deflects the beam is in the glass or on modern cars the reflector, I have never had to change Bulbs?.
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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2018, 08:34:50 PM »
Yes i agree with a h7 or halogen or hid but the old h4 lamp the beam is generated by the lamp not the lens. I learnt the hard way.
Not saying the fc has h4 i dont know but pretty much every car 80s 90s had h4s fitted just something to investigate.

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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 08:53:32 PM »
I just done some reading up..i think im wrong...the bike i had was a Spanish Suzuki GSXR..it wouldnt pass a uk test had no left kicker and 2 h7 lamps init...i converted to h4...and it passed...
My fd had aftermarket lights no pop up halogen h7s no beam pattern atall.basically driving lamps.
From what ive read the lens as re5 says the lens converts the beam for left or right kick. Soz for any confusion. I was pretty sure the h4 created the beam but according to what i just read im wrong.....

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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2018, 09:07:53 PM »
I have just changed my lights on my FC, (the reflective material was turning brown), I could of purchased new (MRIIs  the same) with the lense in the glass, but instead I upgraded to the new version with the lense in the reflector, WOW 40% better with same H4s.   The Tape for EU driving blocks the part of the beam that would dazzle on coming traffic & is only for short term use & not acceptable for TUV testing etc.  I have Used the same H4 bulbs in both L/RHD vehicles with no detrimental effect.

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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2018, 09:36:29 AM »
Thanks both for your advice. I’m back in the U.K. next week so will have a closer look at what’s fitted. Guess I will have to buy new lamps when I get her over to Spain

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Re: Moving to Spain with the vert
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2018, 10:14:31 AM »
If the lenses you have were  "I know the current lights were imported from the USA by a previous owner" then they should be for LHD vehicles?
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