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    David
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    RX400h
  • Year of Lexus
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Norfolk
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  1. GOOD NEWS! Rx400h passed its CT on the original UK headlights, no problems. The flat top beams are acceptable. I used the AUTOSUR station in Chabanais, the guy doesn't speak English but that was not an issue, he was very thorough and very helpful.
  2. Application for Carte Gris is underway, using the MoT instead of CT which is allowed if the MoT has more than six months to run. The FaceBook group has modelling software than can calculate the fees
  3. I finally go the Quitis Fiscal this morning, it took 5 mins but this was after a long drawn out process following an unscheduled visit to the tax office. Lesson 1, research your local tax office and go loaded with multiple copies of your documents.
  4. Interesting - I got the part numbers for both RHD and LHD cars and they are the same 81135 (right side) 81175 (left side) - anyone got any other data on these numbers?
  5. Never got any sense out of Lexus - France UK or USA. They will always quote for new parts and won't give any help whatsoever - they have an attitude that says "we know best" - just try using the sat nav with UK postal codes. I've also spent some time looking for 2nd hand lights but to no avail, let's hope it'll pass with the flat top beams.
  6. What ever price for an Rx you find in the UK, double it for France - then subtract the costs of registration (possible headlights) and it starts to look a bit better. As you have French cars already logistically this won't be too hard; for me with one car only it was looking like a challenge so I decided to bring my Rx. I've now sent off the QF docs and waiting for the appointment
  7. Well that does beg the question of why not just buy a French Rx, apart from the price that is. I now have the complete process for the Quitis Fiscal in Angouleme which I'll be doing today. It involves sending them copies of documents by email, post or in person and then them giving you a date/time for an appointment. At the appointment you should get your QF. Note this HAS to be done in the tax office where you live, hence the problem with Angouleme as they are (so far) the only ones doing it this way. Watch this space Quitis_Docs.pdf
  8. Good, that's the guy not too far away. Rx headlights are upwards of £600 each!!!! so pray for flat top beams getting past the CT.BTW, I am reliably informed that instead of a CT you can use a UK MoT if it under 6 months old - going to test this theory soon
  9. If that's the guy near Chef Boutonne, that is very useful as it's about an hour away from me in Chabanais. I am amazed that he can get a CT with deflectors as all I am hearing and reading is that the CT is now much stricter and everything must conform to original manufacturers parts. The first step in this is getting a Quitis Fiscal from your local tax office - there is a Facebook group that has all the details of how to go about this and all the other steps https://www.facebook.com/groups/1194914370612560/?fref=nf
  10. Beam deflectors do not work on these headlights, they have flat top beams, see above. Whoever told you that you could use them to pass the CT was talking nonsense, there is no way that would be accepted. I started the process yesterday and ran into a bloody minded official who would not cooperate in any way. I shall be trying again and I will post updates - be prepared for the officials (foncionnaires) they can be a real pain.
  11. See my comment above about the parking brake, you cannot remove it all
  12. OOPS, someone on the French forum just sent me a parts catalog link and they are different part numbers. Back to square one I think.
  13. OK, here's an update. I eventually found a website https://7zap.com/en/catalog/cars/ that allows me to search based on the car model and type and shows both LHD and RHD parts. I downloaded the headlamp page for both and compared them - they are absolutely identical in every aspect, all part numbers are the same. So if this is accurate, changing the headlamps would have no effect. I'm also questioning the turning off of the AFS because checking it in my driveway the beam is identical whether the wheel is turned left or right. Now can I convince the CT inspector?
  14. Hi, I know this is an old thread but what was the final result - did you have to make any changes? I'm about to make the same move to Charente
  15. AFAIK isn't far enough, hence the original post. Just remember, the RX does not have dipping headlights, the dip and main beam are separate lamps so the change could be quite minor. It may well be that the AFS causes the dip beam to point left instead of right but to determine that I need part numbers, or an answer from Lexus France