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RE: Euro Lights on 200 TQ

Fred wrote:

	>I recently bought a set of Euro lights that I'm putting on my
1990 200
	>TQ and have several questions.  First how do you align them.
There are
	>two black knobs, one being large with a gray outer knob and one
	>The large black knob changes the elevation continuously, while
the gray
	>knob seems to allow the lights to be angled up a fixed number
of degrees
	>when it is turned to one extreme or down a fixed number of
	>(possibly for the remote adjustment?) when turned the other

The big black knob is for fine vertical adjustment. The grey one allows
to quickly aim the headlights lower when you put something heavy in the
trunk. With the vehicle unloaded, you should aim the lights with the
grey knob set to the "higher" position. Then if you have 5 persons and
lots of stuff in the trunk, turn them to the "lower" position so the
lights doesn't dazzle others.

	>The smaller black knob doesn't seem to have any effect.  Is
this normal
	>or what could be wrong?  One of the large black knobs didn't
change the 
	>vertical alignment until I reached in and reconnected it to the
	>reflector assembly.  I assume this smaller black knob is for

Yep, it is for the horizontal adjustment. The headlamp insert moves
veeeery slowly as you turn it, that's why it doesn't seem to have any
effect at the first glance.

	>Also, can one align these lights without
	>alignment equipment and get relatively close?  I suspect that
most US
	>facilities wouldn't know how to align the Euro lights.

That's not a problem, but requires drawing several lines on a wall :-)
It should be covered in the archives, if you can't find it let me know
and I may create some ugly ASCII art :-)

	>Has anyone with Euro lights split the high beam circuit so that
	>the H3 bulb can be turned on and off separately from the high
	>of the H4 bulb?  This would be easy to do using the wire that
	>already routed to the connector for the small parking light
bulb. Then
	>one could use the high beam of the H4 for normal driving and
flip on the
	>H3 as a separate driving light.  I'm not sure how bright the H4
	>beam is, but it has to be brighter than the OEM 9004 bulb.

The stock 55/60W H4s aren't any brighter than 9004s, methinks. The
headlamps could be wired in the way you described, but I don't see a
point in doing this. If you use your high beams it means there's no
oncoming traffic, so you want as much light as you can get. 

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)