Driving in France - Headlamp beam deflectors

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whitecm1
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Post by whitecm1 » Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:20 pm

Hi Everyone,

Has any ventured onto the continent and know if you need headlight beam deflectors? Dealer seemed to say all I need to do was to change the position to 3 from 0 on the adjustment dial and that is enough. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance,

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Post by Al94 » Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:03 am

Read this Hyundai response on another site "When travelling abroad there is no longer any need to adjust the headlamp beam pattern as of days of old. Our cars have to comply with these EC Regulations now in regard to headlamp beam pattern and aim they have an almost completely flat beam pattern.
This means that there is no need to make any adjustment before travelling abroad."
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whitecm1
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Post by whitecm1 » Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:42 pm

Thanks for the info - I have also just found this on Page 9-49 of the owners manual

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so looks like nothing is needed.

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alan sh
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Post by alan sh » Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:56 pm

This is the beam from mine.

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Post by Emilou72 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:08 pm

We have a 22 plate Tucson Ultimate ( UK spec) and are in France currently. We read these forum posts and the tech info online and thought we wouldn’t need to use headlamp adjusters for driving at night. We were wrong. Flashed by every car that passed by us. We have now put stickers on our (very expensive/ fancy) LED headlamps. You would think there might be a simple switch to alter the direction of the beam but it all looks very complicated in the handbook so we bought stickers instead. Unimpressed.

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Post by old man » Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:32 pm

Did you lower your beam angle to its lowest setting via the rotator switch to the right of the steering wheel ?
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Post by Big S » Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:45 pm

old man wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:32 pm
Did you lower your beam angle to its lowest setting via the rotator switch to the right of the steering wheel ?
Earlier this year I was driving in Spain and did what old man has just said and was never flashed once.

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Post by Twopan » Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:08 pm

Thanks. I checked with Hyundai customer service and got a very definitive answer that all their cars are EU compliant and do not have an asymmetric beam like in the past I went to France with no deflectors and had no bother when headlights were on. Good tip from @old man however; I shall lower the beam angle when in Belgium later this year.

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Post by roadster » Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:23 pm

I am very suspicious about this. My headlamps definitely have an asymmetric dip which would shine directly at any oncoming lane to the left. They also have a steerable element which responds to cornering angle so it is just possible, though unlikely, that they also respond to GPS location.
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