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Re: driving light mounting on 5KTQ?

I just put Hella XL's on my 1991 200.  They work great, but look ugly.  The
Hella toggle bolts are crap!.  I finnally replaced them with a nut from
below the bumper.  You can get to them from underneath the car without much

Dave Puterbaugh
1991 200q

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Griffin <JGriff@pobox.com>
To: prl@ptc.com <prl@ptc.com>; quattro <quattro@acacianet.com>
Cc: Quattro List <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Monday, April 20, 1998 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: driving light mounting on 5KTQ?

>At 04:10 PM 4/20/98 -0400, Paul  Luevano wrote:
>> I'm running the Hella XL's on top of the bumper (same case as the Hella
>>550's, I believe).
>Ditto. I too have the Hella XL's on the top of the bumper (see pix of my
>car via my sig below). I recommend NOT using their molly-mounting system.
>They did not hold tight enough.... and... well, let me just say "it didn't
>work". I ended up using toggle bolts (available at Home Depot). They worked
>With the XL's (and most aftermarket lights I assume), I had to drill some
>large holes through the bumper/bumper cover though. But it was that... or
>keep driving blindly down the road with the OEM lights (if you can call
>them that!!).
>Good luck.
>      Jim Griffin