I've just bought a LHD T4 Westfalia camper van, recently imported from Germany. I need to do something about the speedo that currently only reads in kph,, and the LHD headlights: they've got beam deflectors on so they're legal, but the light output is rubbish.
I'll go and ask on the T4 forum in due course, but I thought I'd start here because of the critical mass of thoughtful, intelligent, resourceful van owners
1) It seems to me I have three headlight options:
i) put brighter bulbs in the current beam deflector LHD headlights
ii) buy RHD replacement headlights on eBay
iii) buy something like these FK angel eyes headlights. They look too flash for me, but the ability to switch between RHD and LHD is appealing.
Does anyone have any experience of those RHD/LHD switchable headlights, and are they likely to be better than the stock VW ones? Any other thoughts?
2) I need to do something to the speedo so that it reads in mph as well as kph. It's possible to get a replacement screen from a company called Lockwood but this leaves the odometer reading in kph. I haven't been able to find a new speedo online so:
i) does anyone know of a supplier where I can get hold of a new VW Transporter speedo unit?
ii) is it possible to have the new speedo programmed with the imperial equivalent of what my original metric odometer says (it has an LCD display)? it would be good to have a certified way of showing that the mileage is genuine.
Apologies for the long post, but any answers to any parts of my questions would be gratefully received.