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re:RE: Eurolite Group Purchase
I got mine this summer, before the big price increase. For my 200 I
also needed bulbs, two relays, butterfly clips for the chrome trim, and
the connectors & boots mentioned in Chris Miller's page. I changed the
lights in the parking lot with a phillips screwdriver, socket wrench,
and some wiring tools, in about an hour. You could use a box end
wrench. The same screws hold them in the same holes. I didn't see any
I bypassed my headlight switch with two relays under the dash, and run
stock wiring with my 80/100 and 100 watt bulbs. Several listers pointed
out the foolishness of this, they're probably right. My particular car
has four 14 gauge wires powering the headlights, I feel this is adequate
though less than optimum (200watts/14volts=14.2amps). Other quattros
apparently have less robust wiring. My local group of enthusiast has 5
sets of eurolights installed, 3 more coming soon. The ones with nearly
stock wattage are a huge improvement over DOT lights, especially in
Michigan weather. You don't really need big bulbs, but if you get them,
get, or build, a harness or you (and I?) might be sorry.
That is interesting! I know the original price quote was for $431 for
set. When I called up, it was $465 (still a bargain), but if we now
buy seperate wiring, relays, brackets, and bulbs......it's becoming less
I never heard anything about these "brackets" before. Anyone else who
thier euro-lights already care to comment? Did you have to buy these
brackets or can we use the ones for the existing headlamps?
Also, I'm getting a bit impatient. Ian has explained the situation and
know it's not thier fault, but I was supposed to have these lights in
November. Here it is, middle of January and still no lights. I wanted
before I returned to school as I have no place to work on the car and
many tools there.
> From: Ken Keith[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 5:05 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Eurolite Group Purchase
> So, I get a voice message from Ian today. He says it turns out the
> are separate for the lights. He says the brackets cost approx. $65
> apiece, his
> cost, which he would give me.
> That sucks. Much less of a great deal. I don't know if I'll pursue
> He did mention that he talked to me long ago about the purchase tho',
> which he
> didn't. I only spoke to Ron, so there may be some kind of a mistake
> him thinking I am someone else ordering some other lights, that don't
> with the brackets.
> Is ignorance or misinformation an excuse for the old bait and switch?
> perhaps since the price wasn't quoted directly (rather, I saw it on
> website) reason enough?
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