> hi,cant seem to find out anywhere do i have to alter the lights on my 04
> disco td5 to drive in france keep reading about putting black tape on the
> triangles but cant seem to see any on mine?
> please help i'm off on friday for the first time
Yes, you do have to alter the lights to prevent your dipped beam from
dazzling oncoming traffic. This can be done by masking the dip area of
the lights with black tape but that reduces the amount of light you get.
A much better (but slightly more costly) solution is to buy a set of
beam deflectors that stick on the front of your lights and actually (as
the name implies) deflect the dip beam light across to the other side
.... maintaining the overall amount of available light and illuminating
the side of the road. The deflectors have pretty diagrams on the back of
the packet to show you where to put them and some are re-usable.
For details of compulsary requirements in the various EU countries take
a look at http://www.theaa.com/allaboutcars/ov...equipment.html
and download the free information sheet.
Happy travelling :-)
PS: Don't forget they drive on the wrong side of the road over there!