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Re: Headlamp Swaps (lowbeam autocheck)

> From: "Lewis, Gary M" <Gary.Lewis@West.Boeing.com>
> >>>Per another Q-Lister's advice (see below), I've decided to upgrade my
> lights using harness and bulb upgrades.  The Mfg'r of the harness I'm
> looking at says I can go from 45w/65w (pathetic) to 80w/100w.  About $80.
> Sound good.  One catch... the computer idiot light for a burned out
> headlight will turn on.  How can I turn this indicator off?
> Gary, you can't. I just did this upgrade last weekend on my 1991 200Q. I
> like the results, but I found it to be a pain in the ass to have that
> indicator light come on.

Whoa there. All you have to do is pull the under-dash "relay" box that watches 
the current going through the low-beam filaments, and jumper the low-beam 
current through. Works for me and many others, first documented by Igor Kessel 
(AFAIK) and conveniently preserved on Al Powell's web page. Down there in 
College Station somewhere...found it.

> Now, on the 1991 200, you can push the little button to make it go away.
> However, EVERY time you select high beams then go back to low beams, it
> beeps at you and lights the indicator again! What a pain!

Don't go around your new relays through the same old headlight switch, that's 
just silly.

Henry Harper
1991 200 quattro, 86k, eurolights with disabled lowbeam autocheck warning, oh 
1988 GTI 16v, 174k, eurolights with no steenkin warnings either, about to get 
an OXS