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    I am living in france and want to use my English registered BMW 1 series convertible. I have been told I need to change my headlights to conform to French roads. Can anyone advise where I can get these other than main dealer if possible.
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    Ive seeing some on ebay for a 3 series so maybe some on there to fit yours.
    Will be listed as LHD (left hand drive) or as euro spec.
     
     

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    How about using this? I planned on driving from Chester to Barcelona a few years ago, and it didn't work out because I had to sell my car. One of the things that I came across was this:

    Travel Spot - Eurolites Headlamp Beam Adaptors
     
     

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    You can use those as a tourist but if living there full time you might want to fit Euro spec lights. The beam pattern on U.K. lights will point to the kerb here, and into oncoming traffic in France, like this:

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    The beam deflectors will make it like this

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    Euro spec like this

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    No idea on a French MOT or equivalent but if you can get away with deflectors this is your cheapest option.

    Porsche come with a beam choice switch in the light unit, no idea if BMW do this too sorry.

    If it were me and you have to buy whole units, eBay.

    If the car is uk registered do you need to conform to French law or will you ultimately be registering it in France? In Portugal I saw a lot of cars uk registered but they take them back for an MOT...pretty sure that's a loophole, and not entirely a legal one.


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