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chevrolet

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Sat 21 Oct 17 17:20

"UK spec" C7 Headlights


Hi Guys - Was hoping that one of you with a UK spec/supplied car, could/would answer my question in this thread. i.e. Are the headlights "flatbeam," or do they dip to the left? Thanks.

http://www.corvetteclub.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=18450&pos...


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Sat 21 Oct 17 18:47


The ‘imported’ C7 requires No Modification or Adjustment to pass the IVA and Subsequent MOT if that Helps


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Sat 21 Oct 17 18:59

Re: "UK spec" C7 Headlights


Thanks Ken. But I would like to know if a UK spec car does in fact have "unique" left dipping headlights? Or are they the same as a US and/or Euro mainland car i.e "flatbeam" ? Yes, my MoT guy told me 5 years ago that left dipping headlights are not a requirement to pass the MoT.



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Mon 23 Oct 17 18:01

Re: "UK spec" C7 Headlights


Can't speak for the UK spec car's, but my C7 is Euro spec and I can confirm that the beam is flat. The very first thing I did after driving the car from Belgian was got an M O T station to check them out and they were fine.
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Tue 24 Oct 17 08:32

Re: "UK spec" C7 Headlights


The easy way to find out is to ask the owner of a UK C7 to check the RPOs. For C5 and C6 the headlight RPO was T84 and T85. No RPO = US lights.

From what Mike said, it looks like there was no change to the lights as previous Euro spec generations had different beam patterns - "T84 Right hand rule of the road"


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chevrolet

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Tue 24 Oct 17 15:46

Re: "UK spec" C7 Headlights


MIKERED wrote (View Post):Can't speak for the UK spec car's, but my C7 is Euro spec and I can confirm that the beam is flat. The very first thing I did after driving the car from Belgian was got an M O T station to check them out and they were fine.
MIKERED.


Thanks Mike/Appreciated Thumbs up I am presuming that when you bought yours, the DVLA was happy to register it on the basis that it had a European Certificate of Conformity (CoC) certificate, and didn't require any testing therefore? As you may have seen on the Pistonheads link, "SoopDogg" ("RedDogg" on here?) said:

"If you import a used car from the EU as an individual, DVLA insist that you still have it checked and signed off by an MOT inspector, to say that the lights conform to UK regs before they will allow you to register it." So maybe the rules have changed?


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Tue 24 Oct 17 16:04

Re: "UK spec" C7 Headlights


Rich wrote (View Post):The easy way to find out is to ask the owner of a UK C7 to check the RPOs. For C5 and C6 the headlight RPO was T84 and T85. No RPO = US lights.

From what Mike said, it looks like there was no change to the lights as previous Euro spec generations had different beam patterns - "T84 Right hand rule of the road"


Thanks Rich. Good point about the RPO codes. Being a bit of a couch potato in attending meets, I don't know anyone with a UK spec C7, hence my query on here.

I did phone Ian Allan in 2016. They told me that the C7 was like C6 (i.e there is a UK spec headlight, and a Euro mainland spec headlight (as well as the US one)). Not sure that is correct? If I do a search on C7 Corvette Stingray Headlights RPO codes, it doesn't bring anything up, so looks to me that they all have the same headlights?


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Sat 28 Oct 17 13:21

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Dropped into Ian Allan this morning to look at the new C7s on display and talked to John the Service Manager.

Per John, "They have had to change C7 headlights for customers" He then phoned someone from Corvette/Cadillac, who said that UK and Euro mainland cars do have unique (part number) left or right dipping headlights, but John is "not saying a Euro mainland car will not pass the MoT".



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Sat 28 Oct 17 14:16


Cars sold officially in Europe need European type approval, which is tougher than both MOT and IVA. [IVA is tougher than MOT]There are market specific requirements for headlamp beam pattern, headlamp washers and also which side a single rear foglamp is fitted.

It's the European type approval which enables cars to have a COC (certificate of conformity) and straightforward registration between EU member states.

Do Euro C7s have one rear fog lamp or two? If one, it has to be the correct side for LHD or RHD. When my Euro C5 was delivered it had two rear foglamp/reflector units. Both were wired-up but only the right hand one had a bulb.


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Tue 31 Oct 17 08:39

Re: "UK spec" C7 Headlights


I can confirm that if you buy a EU supplied car the right hand headlamp does in fact kick up,maybe kick is to strong a word.

Its a lift, so its definitely higher on the right.



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