Driving in Europe

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Fishnut
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Driving in Europe

Post by Fishnut » Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:23 am

Or as they say in the manual “ driving in opposite directions “

Hi, I have a Sport Line and if the government and President Macron will let me I would like to take it to France, so far so good, however I cannot figure out how to change the settings in order to direct the lights to the other side. I presume in the UK
I choose the setting for driving on the left, and the change it to the right when in France, however again, I am unable to see the system change when parked in front of my garage.
Please can anyone let me know if 1. I should see a difference once the setting has been changed ? and 2. Does it only work on high beam as someone suggested? although that does not make sense to me, as I want lights on the side of the road that i am on.

I have tried an email to Skoda which got no reply.

Appreciate your help

Brian

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Re: Driving in Europe

Post by old man » Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:02 am

As a regular holiday visitor to France, the amount of times I drive in dark are negligible and when I do it's usually when leaving/approaching a ferry port/Chunnel so it's motorway mostly where seeing the kerb isn't so important, so are you worrying too much ?
I just adjust the setting in the infotainment system forget about it and I've never had a problem. If stopped by a jobsworth gendarme, you can prove you've altered your settings by showing him.
Don't think I'm trying to give you a blase answer as I like to get thing right myself, but sometimes we overthink things.

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Re: Driving in Europe

Post by Fishnut » Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:01 pm

Hi

Thanks old man from another old man. So in the UK the setting is for left hand traffic, is that correct?

Thanks Brian

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Re: Driving in Europe

Post by old man » Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:47 pm

Fishnut wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:01 pm
Hi

Thanks old man from another old man. So in the UK the setting is for left hand traffic, is that correct?

Thanks Brian
That is correct :D

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Re: Driving in Europe

Post by scratch113 » Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:05 pm

AFAIK changing the setting in the infotainment to drive on the other side (i.e. setting it to right for driving in Europe for a UK-based car) will also change the way the cameras work for adjusting the auto High Beam Assist when the lights are in auto. It then "knows" that oncoming traffic is on the other side and will pass to the left side of the car rather than the right (as per the UK). With full LED headlights, I don't think there's any need for any stick-on blanking pieces as per the old-school halogen lights with refracting lenses.
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Re: Driving in Europe

Post by old man » Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:15 pm

[quote I don't think there's any need for any stick-on blanking pieces as per the old-school halogen lights with refracting lenses.][/quote]

That's correct also, nor was there for the Zenons I had in a previous Superb.

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