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Re: 200/100 Euro light installation...

Jeffrey J. Goggin wrote:
> This morning, I installed euro lights in my 200q ... the installation was
> pretty straightforward until I came to realize that I was now running 400w
> of high beams on a single 30A relay.  Oops!  Adding a second relay was not
> very difficult but the extra work added over an hour to the project.

Congrats, Jeff. You'll see a major improvement. I used no less than 4
relays and 5 fuses. Yes, I know, I am paranoid :) BTW, do you need a
schematic just in case?
I've drawn it in Tango.

> I started to install the euro lights in my father's '91 100 but ran into
> problems with the horns and with the windshield washer bottle ... I'll have
> to relocate the horns to beneath the car and it looks like I will also have
> to backdate the windshield washer bottle to the earlier style that was
> mounted on the firewall.

You don't have to, Jeff. The crooked neck of that gigantic bottle
conforms to the Bosch headlight_exactly_. At least on my car.

> Anyway, while doing this, I realized that I don't have the rubber plugs that
> are used to seal the wires where they enter the light housing ... is there a
> U.S. equivalent for this part and does anyone have the number?  I can always
> jerry-rig something, of course, but I'd rather do it the right way, if possible.

Home Depot sells two types of yellow rubber boots for construction-style
drop lights. One of them fits the Euros_perfectly_well.

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ -- 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ
Philadelphia, PA