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Re: '94 100CS Quattro Electrical Problem

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From: Darrin <darrinL@mail1.nai.net>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 1998 9:43 AM
Subject: '94 100CS Quattro Electrical Problem

>Secondly, I upgraded the factory headlight to Bosch 9004 80 watt / 110
>watt bulbs.  The first problem was to burn out the factory connectors
>that the bulbs plug in to.  I replaced them, but I still have one
>headlight out.  The bulbs are fine.  The connectors are hooked up
>correctly.  No fuses are blown.  Ideas??

    The terminals on the 9004 bulbs don't have enough surface area to handle
the higher amperage loads the 80/110 watt bulbs impose. They tend to
overheat and melt the connectors, particularly if the terminals and/or
connectors are dirty and impose added resistance. Compare the thin terminals
on the 9004 bulbs to the hefty ones on H4 bulbs.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  263k km