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>Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 16:05:44 -0500
>From: "Daniel Hussey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Eurolights question
>Well, I just pulled the ENTIRE front end off my car to replace a blown bulb
>in my left front european spec headlamp. I struggled with it for a while
>and figured the only way it was coming out was if I took the headlamp
>assembly out! It was easy then. ;^)
>I actually also needed to straighten that light out a bit and I wanted to
>see why my city lights arent working. Glad I did! I see now why they do
>not work. No bulbs! I thought my lights were supposed to come with
>everything! Oh well. So, now I need the city light bulbs.
>Anyone know if I can get/order these things locally (normal auto parts
>store) or do I have to have to call Hans from Stuttgart to get me some
>directly from Germany??? Any info and part numbers appreciated.
>Changing bulbs on euro-lights is a BITCH!
Dan, you didn't say which car this is on . . .
On 5000 non-turbo cars, changing the bulb(s) on eurolights is easy - left
side takes two screws (you have to remove the upper air duct cover for the
radiator), rotate the dust cover, bulb comes out after retaining spring is
released. On the right side it is even easier. On turbo cars it is a little
tighter on the right side because the intercooler pipe is pretty close, but
you still don't have to take the whole front end of the car apart. Note
that I am talking about the trapezoidal non-turbo 5000 lights. No
experience with other models.
City lights; again, if we are talking about the above lights, the city
light sockets are available at any junkyard - it is a VW part.
I owe Dan $125 for the five sets of eurolights that were sold. There are
still some left of the original batch, so if you want them, the time is now.