[200q20v] Euro lights

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Mon Oct 30 00:17:32 EST 2000

In a message dated 10/28/00 4:56:11 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
jervidae at cybermesa.com writes:

> I installed euro lights shortly after I got my car in 1992 so the 
>  following solution is well time tested.  I merely upgraded the 
>  high-beam fuses to 15A--the wiring is well capable of supporting this 
>  amperage.  This gives you a capacity of 180W.  I then wired the 
>  lights as you would expect, using 100W in the high-beam unit and 
>  transferring the marker light to the "city" light bulb.  This 
>  solution preserves all the functionality of the check system and I 
>  have never had a problem with it.  It does limit what you can do with 
>  the dual filament half of the unit.  I believe mine are 55/60W but 
>  the overall effect is quite satisfactory.
>  It is true that by putting in relays you can increase the wattage 
>  substantially, but most of the benefit is the result of a better 
>  reflector design rather by the brute force applied.
>  Tom Jervis

Tom:  IME, the stock audi wiring works well for a while, but as it ages, even 
stock voltage can be too much.  The weak point appears to be the headlight 
switch connections, and the wiring right at the headlight connectors.  Relays 
are relatively inexpensive, and if you burn out even one light switch, 
they're cheaper.

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