Light Conversion

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Micahs95turbo
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Light Conversion

Post by Micahs95turbo » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:04 pm

Hi all! I have just bought a 1995 Turbo and I’m shipping it to Western Germany from Gateshead, UK. I know from experience that headlamp housings are usually RHD or LHD specific. Is that the case with the pop-up headlamps? I’m making a large parts list, so expect to see a lot more of me as I restore this garage find. 🙂
UK spec RHD in Germany!
1995 Turbo 5-speed with 66k miles
Garage find restoration project.

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jamescarruthers
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Re: Light Conversion

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:08 pm

You are right, LHD and RHD Headlights are available and you can easily swap just the square glass headlight units over. ‎

You should be easily able to get those from Germany. ‎

You will be at least the second RHD 480 to go to Germany. My previous '87 ES car‎ went there last year. There is a RHD car is France also I believe. 
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

Alan 480
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Re: Light Conversion

Post by Alan 480 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:50 pm

I have (had) a pair of nearly new LHD lens units, I passed them across to David Walker as no use to me but thought they might help a fellow 480 user :wink:
, he is around NE England, might help you?
Alan

480 ES 2litre x 2, C30 1.8ES, SS1

jifflemon
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Re: Light Conversion

Post by jifflemon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:30 am

and there was this thread too

Micahs95turbo
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Re: Light Conversion

Post by Micahs95turbo » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:43 pm

Awesome responses guys! I’ll track down the LHD glass portion and get them installed soon.
UK spec RHD in Germany!
1995 Turbo 5-speed with 66k miles
Garage find restoration project.

dcwalker
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Re: Light Conversion

Post by dcwalker » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:42 pm

I do indeed have a pair of LHD lights that I could easily be persuaded to part with...😉

David
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