Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Re-directing headlights to Swedish standard.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    0

    Question Re-directing headlights to Swedish standard.

    Hi!
    I have a Smart pulse that needs to be registered in Sweden. The problem is that the beams are wrongly directed since the Swedes drive on the right hand side of the road.

    A garage told me I have to buy a new set of headlights with bulbs and everything and that will cost me loads. Too much to be honest!!!

    I would like to know if there is any way I can re-direct the beams or do something else with my UK (almond shaped) headlights instead of buying new ones.

    Thanks Scribbla

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    1,675
    I don't believe they have that much adjustment available. Keep an eye out though, there are sometimes folks with LHD's who need to do the opposite to keep it in the UK.

    Failing that speak to the indies on here who may have a set knocking around. I believe Digitec had a set recently but can't be certain.
    Smart car lover.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    483
    tried having a butchers through this?

    http://www.evilution.co.uk/798

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    BANCHORY
    Posts
    3,408
    Quote Originally Posted by scribbla View Post
    Hi!
    ... The problem is that the beams are wrongly directed since the Swedes drive on the right hand side of the road.
    They never used to. Until around 65 they drove on the right side of the road!
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    BRISTOL
    Posts
    2,697
    .....and changed overnight (well so the legend says)

    JJ

    www.forfour.co.uk - forfour technical forum
    www.evilution.co.uk
    www.quidco.com << CLICK - cash back on car insurance and online purchases

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Ellington, Northumberland
    Posts
    118
    Changeover was September the third, 1967, but even in the preceding 233 years of driving/riding your horse on the left, RHD cars were rare. Take those lovely Volvo 444 and 544s, all LHD from the '40s on and many - like modern Renaults - equipped with bulb holders that allow the headlamps to be aligned for LH or RH traffic in the time it takes to remove the lamp shells.

    I recall being embarrassed when shopping for new lamps for my (LHD) 142S. Fortunately, the guy at GSF knew that all I had to do was rotate the bulbs and fasten them down in the LH traffic position and resisted the temptation to sell me lamps that weren't needed. Oops.
    Do the Smart lamp shells not have a similarly straightforward means of altering the cutoff side?
    John
    2011 Pulse CDi

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    BANCHORY
    Posts
    3,408
    Quote Originally Posted by problemchild1976 View Post
    .....and changed overnight (well so the legend says)

    JJ
    Car and buses changed first. Lorries changed over one day later!
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    North Vancouver
    Posts
    2
    Countries of the world Left Hand Drive or Right Hand Drive
    AFGHANISTAN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    ALBANIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    ALGERIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    ANGOLA LHD
    ANGUILLA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    ANTIGUA & BARBUDA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    ARGENTINA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    ARMENIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    ARUBA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    ASCENSION ISLANDS Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    AZERBAIJAN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    AZORES Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    BAHAMAS Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    BAHRAIN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    BANGLADESH Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    BARBADOS Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    BELARUS Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    BELIZE Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    BENIN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    BERMUDA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    BHUTAN Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    BOLIVIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    BOSNIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    BOTSWANA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    BRAZIL Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    BRUNEI Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    BULGARIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    BURKINA FASO Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    BURMA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    BURUNDI Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    CAMBODIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    CAMEROON Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    CAPE VERDE Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    CAYMAN ISLANDS Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    CHAD Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    CHILE Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    CHINA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    COLOMBIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    COMOROS Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    CONGO Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    COOK ISLANDS Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    COSTA RICA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    COTE D'IVOIRE Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    CROATIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    CUBA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    CURACAO Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    CZECHOSLOVAKIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    DJIBOUTI Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    DOMINICA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    ECUADOR Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    EGYPT Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    EL SALVADOR Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    EQUATORIAL GUINEA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    ERITREA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    ESTONIA LDH
    ETHIOPIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    FALKLAND ISLANDS Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    FIJI Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    FRENCH GUIANA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    GABON Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    GAMBIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    GEORGIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    GHANA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    GRENADA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    GUADELOUPE Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    GUATEMALA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    GUINEA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    GUINEA-BISSAU Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    GUYANA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    HAITI Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    HONDURAS Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    HONG KONG Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    HUNGARY Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    INDIA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    INDONESIA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    IRAN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    IRAQ Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    ISRAEL Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    IVORY COAST Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    JAMAICA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    JORDAN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    KAMPUCHEA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    KAZAKSTAN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    KENYA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    KIRIBATI Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    KYRGYZSTAN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    KOREA (NORTH) Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    KOREA (SOUTH) Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    KUWAIT Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    LAOS Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    LATVIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    LEBANON Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    LESOTHO Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    LIBERIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    LITHUANIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    LYBIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    MACEDONIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    MADAGASCAR Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    MALAWI Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    MALAYSIA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    MALDIVES Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    MALI Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    MALTA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    MARTINIQUE Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    MAURITANIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    MAURITIUS Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    MEXICO Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    MONGOLIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    MONTSERRAT Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    MOROCCO Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    MOZAMBIQUE Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    MYANMAR Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    NAMIBIA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    NAURU Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    NEPAL Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    NETHERLAND ANTILLES Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    NEW CALEDONIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    NICARAGUA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    NIGER Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    NIGERIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    NIUE Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    OMAN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    PAKISTAN Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    PANAMA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    PAPUA NEW GUINEA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    PARAGUAY Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    PERU Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    PHILIPPINES Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    POLAND Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    PUERTO RICO Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    QATAR Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    REUNION Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    ROMANIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    RUSSIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    RWANDA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    SAMOA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    SAO TOME & PRINCIPE Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    SAUDI ARABIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    SENEGAL Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    SERBIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    SEYCHELLES Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    SIERRA LEONE Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    SINGAPORE Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    SOLOMON ISLANDS Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    SOMALIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    SOUTH AFRICA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    SRI LANKA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    ST.HELENA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    ST.KITTS & NEVIS Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    ST.LUCIA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    ST.VINCENT & GRENADINES Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    SUDAN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    SURINAME Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    SWAZILAND Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    SYRIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    TAIWAN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    TAJIKISTAN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    TANZANIA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    THAILAND Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    TOGO Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    TOKELAU Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    TONGA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    TUNISIA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    TURKMENISTAN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    TUVALU Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    UGANDA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    UKRAINE Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    URUGUAY Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    UZBEKISTAN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    VANUATU Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    VENEZUELA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    VIETNAM Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    VIRGIN ISLANDS Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    WALLIS & FUTUNA Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    YEMEN Left Hand Drive (LHD) Country
    ZAIRE LHD
    ZAMBIA Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country
    ZIMBABWE Right Hand Drive (RHD) Country

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Lewes
    Posts
    743
    The "almond" shaped lights do not have a built in adjustment to swap from RHD to LHD so you need complete light units. The lens although they do some "beam bending" do not do all of it and depending on who does the testing they may or may not pass any official certification.

    Best option is to use the Internet and find a set of s/h ones in Europe somewhere you can purchase.
    Actually swapping them over is easy.

    John

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    BRISTOL
    Posts
    2,697
    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    Car and buses changed first. Lorries changed over one day later!
    so for 1 day, cars and buses were driving in the opposite direction to the lorries on the carriageway - haha!!

    ebay.de and get some of a scrapper!! just wait until you are there.

    JJ
    Last edited by problemchild1976; 09-11-2011 at 08:58 PM.

    www.forfour.co.uk - forfour technical forum
    www.evilution.co.uk
    www.quidco.com << CLICK - cash back on car insurance and online purchases

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

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