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#457389 Xenon Headlight Settings For Driving In Europe - Mk2.5

Posted by jbeer on 22 February 2015 - 10:40 AM

Correct mate, only a temp solution and not for permanent LHD use.

#457352 Xenon Headlight Settings For Driving In Europe - Mk2.5

Posted by jbeer on 22 February 2015 - 07:55 AM

Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for any damage or injury caused as a direct or indirect result of someone following all, or part, of this guide. If you are ever unsure about anything you will be doing during the guide, then you are advised to seek further advice or have a professional mechanic to carry it out for you instead.

Hi All,

Well I will be completing a driving holiday around Europe this summer and in my preparations for the trip one of the must haves is the use of stick-on headlight deflectors to stop dazzle to our European friends.

Well I did not want to use the stickers on the headlights and had heard that Xenon headlights had a lever that when switched would bring an internal shutter into play that stops the dazzle of the headlight beam thus avoiding the need to use the stickers. Well after much searching and finding very little about the MK2.5s I thought I would write this guide of how to do it and it is very simple.

How To Guide:

1) Make sure the ignition is turned off, now turn the headlights on and off and on and off this discharges any remaining electricity and therefore avoids electric shocks.

2) Firstly unscrew the nut holding the headlight in place.


3) Use a long screwdriver to release the 2 tabs that hold the headlight in place be very careful with these as they can easily break.


4) Disconnect the wiring loom and remove the headlight. It possible to do this without fully removing the headlight unit but for a first time it is easier to remove the entire unit.


5) Now remove the dust cover for the Xenon bulb.

6) You will see a metal hoop/clip, move this to the right which in turn moves the shutter lever on the right downwards thus raising the shutter.


Here are some quick pictures of how the beam looks normally and after the change for Left Hand Drive driving

Right Hand Drive


Left Hand Drive


I hope this helps anyone planning on driving around Europe.


I've also posted this up in the Guides Section.


#455481 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by jbeer on 17 February 2015 - 10:29 AM

Makes such a difference :)

#454322 Buying A Mobile Number

Posted by jbeer on 13 February 2015 - 09:14 PM


07123 456789. Can't see anyone using those.


That's my number.... lol

#452851 How Do You Remove Roof Mouldings

Posted by jbeer on 08 February 2015 - 09:59 PM

Thanks mate, I heard that Ford rebadge Thule and sell them as Ford roof bars

#450760 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by jbeer on 02 February 2015 - 07:30 AM

When ever I check my tyre pressures and I add air I always do a reset, believe it takes a few miles for the system to relearn itself

#450706 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by jbeer on 01 February 2015 - 10:11 PM

As far as I know the mk2 & mk2.5 work off the standard abs sensors

#450416 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by jbeer on 31 January 2015 - 11:52 PM

Mine doesn't have the pressure sensor technology,
Felt vibrations on left side while driving,
Checked wheel 19PSI in a 35mm low profile tyre.
Not only that but my 18" rim is buckled,
Nice repair bill of 58 quid this week.

The Focus's don't use any pressure sensors but works off the ABS system and requires 2 ticks on the ELMConfig software

#450085 Focus Is Due For A Service, Replace Air Filter For A Better One?

Posted by jbeer on 30 January 2015 - 11:06 PM

I have had a K&N filter now for about 4 years I think and when ever I have a service the reduce the price as they're not changing the filter so it's actually paid for its self now

#447857 Aircon Pipes Disconnected On My Focus Mk2 2006 1.6

Posted by jbeer on 23 January 2015 - 09:32 PM

I had to change my Air Con Condenser in Apr last year and got it from ebay for about £50.

Not the easiest part to install, you'll need to jack up the front, take the undertrays off, Imtercooler off, drop the main car rad off its brackets then you can start to think about putting the Condenser in. It's a tight fit but do-able

#447849 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by jbeer on 23 January 2015 - 09:21 PM

Whereabouts are you putting the camera?

#447521 Led Rear Lights

Posted by jbeer on 22 January 2015 - 09:53 PM

Right gotcha, so you want to know if your current looms are plug 'n' play to the red standard lights?

If yes then I don't know sorry

#445818 Fault Code P0490 After Fitting Egr Blanking Plate

Posted by jbeer on 18 January 2015 - 09:22 PM

Yes I've used Wynn's before and think there products are great.

I've not had any issues to date with the EGR valve so just want to give it a clean through…think I'll give the cleaner a go

#445553 Fault Code P0490 After Fitting Egr Blanking Plate

Posted by jbeer on 17 January 2015 - 11:08 PM

Thanks for the links mate but unfortunately they don't work....I've previously followed the Haynes Manual upto the point of slackening the lower retaining bolt which I couldn't find at the time but now I have found out where it is so should now be do able.

Well first on the list for this year was cleaning out the EGR Valve.....failed at he last hurdle!

Managed to get as far as slackening the lower retaining bolt which is a bi*ch to get to and could not get the screw undone as its a torx screw and very difficult to get to. Would be easy if I could have got the battery and air intake pipes out but not doing that.

So plan B is to get some Wynn's EGR cleaner tomorrow which you spray into the air intake. Anyone had any experience with this stuff? http://www.halfords....e-cleaner-150ml

#443667 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by jbeer on 10 January 2015 - 11:23 PM

For Haynes manual you need Haynes Book: 4807
Displays a Mk2 on the cover but shows the facelift model on the inside, bought mine back in 2010 its been a God send in assisting though out the guides.

Bought my Haynes Manual the day after I bought my car in 2010 and it's saved me a few bob