1998 E36 316i - help with headlights driving to paris in jan

Notices
 

Thread: 1998 E36 316i - help with headlights driving to paris in jan

Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. 1998 E36 316i - help with headlights driving to paris in jan 
    #1
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    lukehurt's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    316i
    Year of Manufacture:
    1998
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe
    lukehurt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    hinckley leicstershire
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
    e36 1998 316 coupe

    driving to paris in jan couple of questions does any 1 no if you can adjust headlights to lhd, if not wher to buy the reflectors not had much luck on google thanks

    also any 1 had any experiance driving in france ???
     
     

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3.  
    #2
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    Joe9087's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    E46 320ci M-Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    Joe9087's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    3,446
    Thanks
    1,262
    Thanked 2,701 Times in 2,156 Posts
    I've moved this to the Auto Electrical section

    I'm not sure if you can adjust the headlights manually on an E36, it's worth checking your owner's manual.

    I've heard on E34's you can loosen a couple of screws and flick a switch to 'LHD'.

    You could always buy these from Halfords - http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165458
     
     

  4.  
    #3
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    paul728sport's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    E38 728i Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2001
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon
    paul728sport's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Chippenham, Wiltshire
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
    Hi mate

    I used to have a E36 320i many years ago and I seem to remember you could adjust the headlights for driving on the wrong side of the road by slackening off a screw and moving the back part of the lamp to the required position.
    It does tell you in the owners handbook.
    As for driving in France - the obvious one is they drive on the wrong side of the road.
    The police are hot on speeding, there are speed cameras on the motorways as well as other roads and you don't get a flash when they've got you also they can snap you front and rear. The cameras are usually painted grey with black and yellow stripes and can be on the side or in the central reservation. The only good thing is that there is always a sign warning you of a camera and if you see this sign there will be a camera there.
    You must carry a warning triangle plus a green reflective jacket in the car at all times in case of breakdown or accident.

    Hope this helps and have a good trip.

    Regards

    Paul
     
     

  5. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  6.  
    #4
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    paul728sport's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    E38 728i Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2001
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon
    paul728sport's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Chippenham, Wiltshire
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
    Hi mate

    Me again - when I mentioned the green reflective jacket you don't need the full coat type thing just the sleeveless waistcoat type.

    Regards

    Paul
     
     

  7.  
    #5
    BMW Crazed
    Car Details
    coupe-boy's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    328i
    Year of Manufacture:
    1997
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    coupe-boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Swindon
    Posts
    151
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 22 Times in 19 Posts
    And a spare set of bulbs, your license, insurance documents etc etc, and keep your passport on you as if you get stopped that is the first thing they tend to ask for (they stopped me 6 times on my last trip).
    Try not to get caught by a speed camera but as mentioned before if you see a sign for one......there is one!!!
    saying that, I got flashed by one 2 years ago, still never heard anything.
    Are your lights standard ones?
    Mine are not but inside the unit there is actually a lever that you can switch that converts the beam for a lhd car.
     
     

  8.  
    #6
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    lukehurt's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    316i
    Year of Manufacture:
    1998
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe
    lukehurt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    hinckley leicstershire
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
    thanks for all the replies guys great help, why didnt i think of halfords!! yes they are the standard lights, ill have a good luck tomorrow to see if i can see anythink, it seems like its going to be a bit of a nightmare, i hope ill enjoy the drive thanks again.... 1 more is there any kind of conjestion charge like london????? cheerz
     
     

  9.  
    #7
    BMW Crazed
    Car Details
    coupe-boy's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    328i
    Year of Manufacture:
    1997
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    coupe-boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Swindon
    Posts
    151
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 22 Times in 19 Posts
    dont think so, just plenty of toll roads.

    one other thing, when you are driving round Paris, keep your doors locked!!
    certain areas are a bit dodgy.
     
     

  10.  
    #8
    BMW Maestro
    Car Details
    mikesmith2's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    520i SE
    Year of Manufacture:
    2002
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Touring

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Reading.
    Posts
    540
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked 83 Times in 74 Posts
    The other thing to watch out for is speed cameras hidden between the last exit and a peage.

    The police will sit back from the road with a small camera on a tripod then stop you at the peage and fine you loads.

    If you do not have enough to pay they will impound your car until you do.

    Have a good trip.
     
     

  11.  
    #9
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    lukehurt's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    316i
    Year of Manufacture:
    1998
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe
    lukehurt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    hinckley leicstershire
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesmith2 View Post
    The other thing to watch out for is speed cameras hidden between the last exit and a peage.

    The police will sit back from the road with a small camera on a tripod then stop you at the peage and fine you loads.

    If you do not have enough to pay they will impound your car until you do.

    Have a good trip.
    yes will do mate cheerz
     
     

  12.  
    #10
    BFuk Legend
    Car Details
    steve23002's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    530i Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2002
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon
    steve23002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Buckingham
    Posts
    11,712
    Thanks
    8,589
    Thanked 8,379 Times in 5,803 Posts
    The only other bit of advice, is to stay away from the champs elysees. It everyone for themselves there...
    They are nutters on that thing...
     
     

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts