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Re: Whoa!

Yes Frank:  I installed relays and then melted (actually toasted) a couple
of connectors (boy do they stink).  Actually doing fine now with Hyundai
connectors purchased from a local salvage yard (a tip from a kind lister
whose name I forgot).  They are blue plastic with 12 gauge wire attached.  I
am convinced that the fat wire is key since it conducts more heat away from
the bulb.  Ran the hot bulbs until they died of natural causes about 2 weeks
apart.  BTW, with the hot bulbs and Hella XLs on the bumper I am extremely
pleased with my low beams.  High beams still leave something to be desired
(I run the Hellas with the highs too.

Ralph Poplawsky
'91 200Q Have actually seen many deer without hitting them...

At 01:03 PM 1/14/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Do  you have wiring harnesses for those bad boys. How long have you been 
>running them? My cousin ran higher wattage bulbs on his '86 4000 csq 
>(without consulting me) and he melted the bulb connectors (he actually got 
>off light (no pun)). Another friend ran higher wattage 9004's in his MB 190 
>and the bulb exploded in the light assembly. Know I don't know about you but 
>that would REALLY piss me off. They may have been sourced from a 
>questionable source though. I'm interested in hearing about your experiences 
>with those bulbs.
>                    Frank--
>Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 10:41:08 -0500 (EST)
>From: Ralph Poplawsky <rlpplsky@ix.netcom.com>
>Subject: Need source for 80/100 9004s
>Does anybody have a good mail order or Denver source for the 80/100W 9004
>bulbs?  Mine have burned out so I am back to the lower wattage and I can't
>remember the name of the mail order place I used last time.
>Ralph Poplawsky
>'91 200Q