Headlamps - adjusting headlamp pattern
The headlamp pattern must be adjusted to avoid dazzling oncoming motorists and can be set for right or left-hand traffic.
Active Xenon headlamps*
The country in which the car is delivered determines whether normal position is designed for right or left-hand traffic.
If a car that is delivered in Sweden shall be driven in the UK then the headlamps must be set to the adjusted position, see preceding illustration.
A car that is delivered in the UK is designed for left-hand traffic and is driven there with the headlamps in normal position, see preceding illustration.
The headlamp pattern for halogen headlamps is readjusted by masking the headlamp lens. The headlamp pattern may not be as good.
Masking the headlamps
Copy the A and B templates for left-hand drive cars or the C and D templates for right-hand drive cars, see later section "Templates for halogen headlamps". The printed owner's manual describes how the templates can be made in the correct scale:
- A = LHD Right (left-hand drive, right lens)
- B = LHD Left (left-hand drive, left lens)
- C = RHD Right (right-hand drive, right lens)
- D = RHD Left (right-hand drive, left lens)
Start from the design line on the headlamp lenses; see the dotted line in the following figure. Position the self-adhesive templates at the right distance from each design line using the illustration and the dimensions in the following list:
- A = LHD Right - approx. 86 mm
- B = LHD Left - approx. 40 mm
- C = RHD Right - 0 mm
- D = RHD Left - approx. 96 mm