Blau Wiring Harness for euro lights questions
cpcycle at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 29 17:33:57 EDT 2003
Well guys thanks for the responses!!!
Gordon I think Peter answers the reasons for going to the euro lights
(better and more light)
I bought my lights on eBay and have rebuilt them (new lenses and a
rechrome on one set of reflectors) with the harness I am still about
$150 ahead. Just more hassles.
If I was to do it again I would just buy the new ones to save the
screwing around to get thing done.
Yes Bernie I could have made a harness and then I would not have some of
these questions I have raised, but I did not have any idea of what I was
building, if I could have seen some thing like this before hand I could
have put one together. Then there is the time with the car apart
figuring how to do it in a neat and orderly manner (I do not like to
Charlie.. I noticed the H1/H3 will work with H4 high beam in the stock
configuration from Blau. When you use the optional way to light the
H1/H3 bulb it can come on when ever you flip the switch in the car.( I
think whether the lights are on or not) I want to set it up so the H1/H3
can only come on when the H4 high beam is selected. The reason for this
thread is I am planning to run 100W in the H1/H3 socket, so I do not
want to nuke some poor sap going the other way! Hell the H4 alone will
give me more light than I have right now!!!! So I can save the blasters
for those trips at night in the Sierras going to Truckee. Now that I
have played with the harness I am going to meter it out and make myself
a wiring diagram to see if my convoluted logic is going to hold up.
I emailed Blau yesterday about the harness, but things take time back
there to respond.
Thanks for the information.
Any continued wisdom is appreciated
91 200 tq 20v Avant
Gordy_Schesel at allianzlife.com wrote:
>I'm interested in how this works out for you, Chuck. I got my 200 a year
>ago in October and have been interested in doing the euro-light conversion
>also. And we all know how inadequate the OE light assemblies perform, even
>when newly replaced at a cost of ~$300 per side.
>I'm concerned about the down-side to the conversion.
>...The cost is ~$750 including the harness
>...They are not DOT approved (will my insurance company have issue with
>that if something happens?)
>...The auto-check system will no longer test the light circuit and report
>I'm puzzled by your "H1/H3 bulbs on a separate switch" comment. What bulbs
>are being replaced; and with what? What bulbs are normally going to be
>lit when the headlight switch is flipped on?
>'91 200 20v tq wagon, white, 109k miles, totally stock so far.
>'91 100 10v quattro, bamboo, 196k miles, also totally stock.
>I am about to install my Euro lights. THe Blau harness gives you a
>option to put the H1/H3 bulbs on a separate switch, so as to not blind
>Have any lucky souls here used this option? If so where did you put the
>switch inside the car? (neatly) Has anyone figured out how to set it up
>so the H1/H3 bulbs will only light up when the high beams are selected
>and the switch is on. I am assuming that the Blau optional switch method
>lights the H1/H3 bulbs regardless if the highs are on.
>I was looking at the harness and thinking (a dangerous thing) that I
>could route the power that energizes the regular high beam relay to the
>extra relay for the H1/H3 bulbs and use the switch to supply the ground,
>that way the blaster lights would only be on with the other high beams
>when they are selected. This would be preferred for when I am out
>driving and would not have to move my hands off of the steering wheel to
>turn off the blaster bulbs.
>91 200 tq 20v Avant Euro lights to come and Samco hoses
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