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Old 07-18-2009, 05:20 PM
sanchorb sanchorb is offline
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Clear circles

Originally Posted by fortunateson View Post
What are the clear circles at the top front of the housing for?
Hi everyone. For those of you who want to know what those circles are, maybe it is because you have U.S. versions, and you donīt need this mechanism. For european versions, instead of these clear circles we have a black cover, which has to be removed in order to access a lever. It is used when you are going into a country which has a different traffic direction than the car. For example if you travel to England with your car, you remove the cover and flick the lever, and the lights realign themselves so as not to blind incoming traffic. It is an interesting feature, which to me symbolizes how much attention to detail german car manufarcturers devote. I am including some pictures of how it looks, and another one from the manual, sorry for the quality but my cameraīs shutter decided to malfunction. I just learned that on another forum, so not only these cars are the ones who give us inconveniences, LOL.
Hope this clears the issue.
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