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Re: Euro focusing Light switch?
In a message dated 96-08-16 07:26:14 EDT, RELAYER@aol.com writes:
<< i noticed a swich similar to a seat
heater, BUT it has a head light symbol on it with arrows pointing up and
as if the light can be focused or aimed from inside the car >>
This is the headlight aiming control. It allows you to re-aim the headlights
if you are towing a trailer with a lot of tongue weight or have a hevy load
in the trunk. The control is mandatory on cars in Germany and some other
European countries, but it is not allowed in the U.S. because it runs afoul
of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) for headlight aiming.
A couple of years ago Jaguar tried to get it approved by exception and was
shot down. The grounds had to do with the likelihood of improper use, which
would lead to headlights aimed too low in a lightly loaded car.