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Re: LIGHTS - 5000CSTQ
At 09:35 AM 2/12/96 EST, you wrote:
>I just purchased 9004 halogen lamps that are 55/100 watts from J.C.Whitney.
>These install without any modifications and give significant improvement to the
>night time visibility.
Been there, done that, had light switch problems. I suggest you install a
relay if you plan on running the those bulbs in "hi". I had 100 watt bulbs
installed in our '87 5kcst for exactly nine hours. "Sniff, sniff. You
smell smoke?" Then dash lights went out. There has been much discussion on
the list recently about the stock headlight switch not being able to handle
the additional current draw. At the NW region picnic last year there were a
few 5kq's there who had gone down the same path with the same frustrating
In a nutshell, if you are going to run higher wattage bulbs in the DOT
lights, modifications are required.
The Karasaki's, proud owners of AUDI automobiles
1984 5000S Wagon