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Xenon Headlight Settings For Driving In Europe - Mk2.5

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Right Hand Drive

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Left Hand Drive

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I hope this helps anyone planning on driving around Europe.

 

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

Jason


Buying A Mobile Number

12 February 2015 - 01:36 PM

Hi All,

As per title really, this is new to me and fancy getting my son a decent mobile number of which I have seen plenty around on eBay etc...

Has anyone got any experience in buying a cherished mobile number? Any pitfalls I should watch out for or tips of where to start looking would be great.

Thanks - Jason

Dash Light (Mk2.5)

06 February 2015 - 07:42 AM

Hi All,

I've noticed over the last few weeks that my dash lights don't seem to be bright when I've got my lights on therefore driving at night.

Can someone just clarify if the following is supposed to happen?

When the headlights (incl side lights) are off the dash lights are on, then when you switch the side and/or the main lights on the dash lights increase in brightness? The brightness of course can be adjusted by the brightness dial.

I have a mk2.5 Titanium with factory fit xenons so if anyone with the same set up could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Jason

Forscan Dtc Codes

24 January 2015 - 05:06 PM

Hi All,

 

I have used FORscan for the first time today and have read my DTC Codes of which I am getting the following:

 

Module:  PDM - Passengers Door Control Unit & Module:  DFDM - Driver Door Control Unit
DTC - B2089
This is coming up as - "Puddle / Approach Lamp Fault" however both approach lights and indicators lights are fully working, they do have LED's in them could this be the issue?

 

Module:  GEM - Generic Electronic Module
DTC - U2030

This is for - "Rain Sensor Communication Fault",
we have noticed that occasionally the sensor does not pick up the rain
and by turning off the engine and back on again it sort of resets
itself....could this be an indication that the sensor is on it's way
out?

 

Module:  PCM - Powertrain Control Module
DTC - U0140

This is listed as "Lost Communication With Body Control Module" not too sure whether to be concerned with this or not.

 

I have cleared all the codes and re-read them and the only ones to come back is B2089.

 

Never really looked at DTC's before so not sure if for these it is more info than anything else.

 

Thanks - Jason


Mk2.5 Vent Surrounds?

20 December 2014 - 09:41 AM

Hi All,

Has anyone bought these?

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Just wondering if these are a shinny chrome or brushed chrome? I've asked the seller but not getting any replies as yet.

Thanks - Jason