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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hi we have a 2009 Dodge Nitro right hand drive, however we are going to be spending some time in Europe and although we could use beam benders I was looking to see if there is a different solution.
My husband thinks that he read somewhere that there is an adjustment on the headlight itself where you can change the angle from right to left.

Does anyone know if this is the case, and if so how to do it?

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I do know that there is an adjustment for up and down, but I am not aware of an adjustment for left to right.






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Thank you "dhh3"
That's a shame as it means new headlights
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I think that the adjustment moves the whole head light assembly up and down; not just the bulb. But, I could be wrong!






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Nope! Thats impossible. Although for training car drivers, the trainer sometimes do mods to have control of the car on their side too. Steering, brakes, clutch, accelerator and everything.
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No. I'm talking about the headlights. EU law requires headlights to be able to be moved up an down, similar to our High/Low Beams. However, theirs is a mechanical/electrical adjustment, I think with 3 positions. They have an additional switch on the panel below our heater controls. I do not think that the US version can be modded for this.






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I think babyblue is in England, taking their Nitro to Europe, which would mean changing low beam aiming to the right of hi beam. There is a clip on lens that bend the beam for round lamps. Even if there was a screw to tilt the lamp side to side, the low beam would still aim to to the left on their car.

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I didn't catch that she was from England, and was unaware that the switch only controlled the beam on the driver's side. I learned something new today. Thank you.






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The UK is in Europe but I'm sure you meant going to mainland Europe via car. You'll need new headlights to drive here in Germany at least, otherwise you'll blind everyone on the autobahn :-|

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I never knew this. But, I guess that I really never thought about it because the UK drives on the "wrong" side! LOL






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