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  • Gold FFM

ive just realised after two years that my evora has washer jets in the headlights... .  what on earth were they thinking, what goes through someones mind during a production meeting to go ooooooooo we must have washers for the headlights!..  and the bean counters actually signed it off...   

even if i did use my car in the depth of winter, its never going to clean them...  its like washing the mud off your car with just a hose... 

 

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  • Gold FFM

I don't believe they work on my 410 Sport - despite pressing the screen wash several times they never came on (I think it is every 5th cycle).  i just assumed it was a lightness thing haha....   Will need to get it looked at when it goes in for the eventual warranty work.

I came into this world screaming and covered in someone elses blood. I'll probably leave it in the same way. 

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  • Gold FFM

 mabey the law changed.. my wifes mini clubman 2016  has xenons but no washers?  

 

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The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, for its part, publishes a raft of safety regulations that all gas-discharge headlights must adhere to. For instance, they must be fitted with a washing system (unless the output is less than 2,000 lumens) and an automatic self-levelling system (unless it can be proved that the dipped beam is aimed correctly, as tested in the MoT). They must also be set up so that the dipped beam stays on when the main beam is activated.”

From https://www.driving.co.uk/car-clinic/car-clinic-are-xenon-headlight-conversions-legal/ (2015)

Maybe the Mini bulbs are under the 2k threshold?

 

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yeah possibly, we sold at the weekend so cant check.. they did self level though

unless they had them too but embarrassingly i didnt notice :)

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, Del Lardo said:

They seem to come on a lot more when the headlights are on and do a far better job of cleaning the windscreen than the windscreen washers do.

I did the DRL mod on my Evora so they come on every time I use the windscreen washers for the first time on a journey. My headlights are sparkling clean :D 

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