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Striving for technical accuracy
In response to Igor Kessel's recommendation of H4/H1 euro-spec lights for his
US-spec '89 200, I asked the question: Is there such a thing? I haven't seen
them, or heard about them except through this list. I have in my car (US-spec
'91 200) the euro-spec H4/H3 lights. I tried to put out a disclaimer that
coupes (and ur-Q's -- same body style) may have had the H4/H1.
Phil Payne responded with: The Euro combination H1/H4 lights are made by Cibie.
At least, mine were. -- Phil has an ur-Q.
Then Scott (PDQSHIP) threw in a new variant: < And that is the difference... H1
in Cibie (and they were a bosch oem) are the desired the hella H1/H3 the more
common (current bosch oem)... The cibies are really hard to find stateside, the
hellas pretty easy...>
Wading through this: I assume he means that Cibie originally was the OEM
supplier to Audi (not Bosch -- they're both manufacturers) but Audi then used
Hella as an OEM supplier. The H1/H3 is just a typo, maybe, and he meant to
write "hella H4/H3"?
Well, having gone to the Audi dealer and asked about lights for my 200, they
never asked if I had the Cibie H4/H1's. There was only one type in the fiche:
H4/H3's. And having gone to the junkyard and pulled the lights off a wrecked
'84 or '85 200 and got H4/H3's; I have to think there were only the H4/H3's made
for the 200 series. If there were some special French versions, then maybe due
to import/export laws they had to use French (Cibie) parts to avoid taxes.
(BTW: There are "Italian only " features, why not French?).
My original question still stands: Is there an H4/H1 light made for the 200
(type 44) body style?