Rapid A Class dip beam correction

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Posted: 05.10.2023  ·  #1
Can anybody advise or show photos of where I should position my Eurolites headlamp adaptor on my small hella dip lights. I’m heading to Spain tomorrow

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Posted: 05.10.2023  ·  #2
I’m not sure if this is the answer you’re looking for or what other people may suggest……. But I don’t bother, I haven’t for 10+ years but in fairness I don’t drive when it’s dark.

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Posted: 05.10.2023  ·  #3
If your lights are simple round lights without diffusers then the ‘generic’ rule of thumb we adopted years ago is:

Imagine a clock face.
At the ‘8’ position and the centre of the clock face where the hands pivot, the deflector should be positioned between those 2 points.
It may be incorrect, but that was the way it was done back then.

Like Jamie, I ceased fitting them too.

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Posted: 05.10.2023  ·  #4
I got the following reply from Hella a few years ago.

Thank you for your inquiry.

These lamps are relatively simple to convert from UK dip to continental
dip. You will need to remove the dip beam light units from the vehicle.
If you have a four-headlamp system this will be the outer light unit on
each side.

On the back of each lamp, you will see three screws. Two in slotted
holes and one in a circular hole with an unused hole next to it.
Undo the two screws in the slotted holes slightly and remove the screw from
the circular hole fully.
Now twist the light unit so the screws in the slotted holes are at the
other end of each slot and the unused circular hole now lines up to the
hole in the front body of the light.
Replace and tighten all three screws removed.

To convert it back to UK dip reverse the process


It is possible to do the job described above without removing the units, depending on access.

Here's a link from many many moons ago on another forum https://www.motorhomefacts.com…245/page-3

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Posted: 05.10.2023  ·  #5
My van has that setup but you can't access 1 of the 3 screw's on each light because of the way the lights are fitted by the builder, making a simple process impossible to do , as has already been said,I don't bother

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Posted: 06.10.2023  ·  #6
Not the same model or lights, but on my pilote /sprinter I have a fogged up lamp, but to replace it, you have to remove the whole wraparound front bumper grill arrangement and the rad mounting behind it. Bloody stupid.


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