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Old 11-12-2021, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default Don't understand something about headlights

So I drive on the right side of the road.

There are headlight reflector housings that say LHD and RHD

left hand drive, so steering wheel on left vs right hand drive, steering wheel on right?

But rhd seems to mean driving on the right hand side of the road, with your steering wheel on the left.

https://vp-autoparts.com/en/artiklar...r-lhdcars.html

VP says this LHD is for cars driving on the left with right steering wheels.

but then says I need this if I live in the States (which I do not, but I still drive on the right):

https://vp-autoparts.com/en/artiklar...40-81-rhd.html

says LHD again?

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Old 11-12-2021, 02:01 PM   #2
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Am I nuts or is something labeled wrong here, gonna screenshot in case they change it: https://imgur.com/a/L3QmQAD

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Old 11-12-2021, 02:09 PM   #3
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yup, they changed it and I am not nuts...I just didn't want to pay double the price for the same thing and was convincing myself otherwise

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Old 11-12-2021, 03:31 PM   #4
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It's always been my impression from seeing both RHD and LHD 240 E-codes up close many times over the years is the reflector is either a right side or left side. That's it. The LENS, however has fluting for RHD or LHD. Anyone know otherwise?
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Old 11-12-2021, 07:11 PM   #5
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LHT and LHD are different things.

Volvo usually labels things in their catalogues as "LHT", which means steering wheel on the right and driving on the left.

Meaning LHT is the exact opposite of LHD
LHT: Left hand traffic, steering wheel on the right
LHD: Right hand traffic, steering wheel on the left
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Old 11-12-2021, 09:13 PM   #6
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It's always been my impression from seeing both RHD and LHD 240 E-codes up close many times over the years is the reflector is either a right side or left side. That's it. The LENS, however has fluting for RHD or LHD. Anyone know otherwise?
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I just installed their 1372380 in my LHD headlights. Both reflectors are exactly the same, the base makes them mount in correct orientation for Left and Right.

The reflectors are very nice and come with the plastic pegs installed, the rubber gasket is just a bit too big and I re-used my old ones.

The other part 1372381 is for RHD.
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Old 11-12-2021, 09:28 PM   #7
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I just installed their 1372380 in my LHD headlights. Both reflectors are exactly the same, the base makes them mount in correct orientation for Left and Right.

The reflectors are very nice and come with the plastic pegs installed, the rubber gasket is just a bit too big and I re-used my old ones.

The other part 1372381 is for RHD.
+1 on reflectors/housings. Good quality.
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Old 11-13-2021, 12:07 AM   #8
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I just installed their 1372380 in my LHD headlights. Both reflectors are exactly the same, the base makes them mount in correct orientation for Left and Right.

The reflectors are very nice and come with the plastic pegs installed, the rubber gasket is just a bit too big and I re-used my old ones.

The other part 1372381 is for RHD.
so 2 of these: https://vp-autoparts.com/en/artiklar...r-lhdcars.html

will work with my e-code tv screens? I drive on the right side of the road like the U.S.

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so 2 of these: https://vp-autoparts.com/en/artiklar...r-lhdcars.html

will work with my e-code tv screens? I drive on the right side of the road like the U.S.
tv screens are the older style, these are for 81-93 Euro and 86-93 USA

these are tv's

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tv screens are the older style, these are for 81-93 Euro and 86-93 USA

these are tv's

gotcha, I don't have tv screens then, somebody called them that, but mine do not sit back, they sit flat across with the grill, but are full glass e codes
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Old 11-13-2021, 12:52 AM   #12
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those are my lights!
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Old 11-13-2021, 12:57 AM   #13
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I just installed their 1372380 in my LHD headlights. Both reflectors are exactly the same, the base makes them mount in correct orientation for Left and Right.

The reflectors are very nice and come with the plastic pegs installed, the rubber gasket is just a bit too big and I re-used my old ones.

The other part 1372381 is for RHD.
wow, so they already come with 6 of the white adjustable reflector screws? https://www.skandix.de/en/spare-part...light/1019478/
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Old 11-13-2021, 01:58 PM   #14
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LHT and LHD are different things.

Volvo usually labels things in their catalogues as "LHT", which means steering wheel on the right and driving on the left.

Meaning LHT is the exact opposite of LHD
LHT: Left hand traffic, steering wheel on the right
LHD: Right hand traffic, steering wheel on the left
yep, the driver is always in the middle of the road
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