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Re: city lights setup

At 21:34 15.09.98 -0400, Lee Levitt wrote:

>A quick question for those who have already upgraded to Euro lamps...
>On the dual bulb + city light setup, how are you setting up the city light?
>With parking lights?
>Always on?
>Always on, except when headlamps are on?

A bit of clarification on the "city light" issue. There's no such thing as
"city light" in the Euro headlamps. The outboard H4 bulb serves as high and
low beam light. The inboard H1 (or is it H3? I never remember it) bulb is
an additional high beam light, so if you switch to high beams both the H4
and H1 are lit. What some call "city light" is the European parking light.
According to European law, it is only to be used when the car is parked at
the curb in a dark spot to make it visible for passing drivers. You are not
supposed to use these lights while driving. The bulb normally used in
parking lights is only 5W, so  it is hardly visible at daylight and way too
dim to use at night for driving. The switch is set up as follows: 
ignition on: no lights at all
short stalk in 1st position: parking lights, rear lights, dash lights on
short stalk in 2nd position: low beams on
long stalk pulled outwards: high beams on
The parking lights are wired so they stay on when you switch on low or high
Take note that if you upgrade to Euro dual bulb lights, you'll also lose
the orange side markers. I'll probably set up a personal web page in the
near future with pictures of my US-spec 5KT with all lights modified to
conform to the European law.

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 :-)