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Would like to know if it's possible to change to the

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would like to know if it's possible to change to the headlights from UK to continental orientation. I'm going to live in Germany.
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Customer: It's a BMW 318i. I want to change the headlights from right hand drive to left
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Customer: Forget it
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Customer: Yes his hat size
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  MichaelUK replied 12 days ago.

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What year of manufacture is your model?

Does the car have Xenon or LED headlights?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
2011 xenon
Expert:  MichaelUK replied 12 days ago.

Good morning, unfortunately I was not online last night.

The Xenon headlights cannot be changed. Some of them had a menu or a lever to change them for holiday trips, but these settings did nothing else but lower the headlight a little bit to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic.

For permanent conversion, headlamps for right-hand traffic must be installed. The aperture cut-out in the headlamp which makes the shape of the light is then exactly the other way round. Unfortunately, this cannot be replaced individually.

With two used headlights and the conversion by a garage the costs should be around 1500-2000 pounds.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
No longer needed thanks.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thanks. £2000??
Expert:  MichaelUK replied 12 days ago.

Yes, with used Xenon headlamps you should expect around 1500 to 2000 pounds. For new ones about 2500-3000.