[urq] dim lights no brights

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Wed Jul 16 10:39:53 EDT 2003

Thanks to all for the replies regarding my alternator.  I think it's fine.
I guess what got me worried is that on my A4 when I turn the car on and put
the lights on, they do not come on dim then brighten when I rev the motor.
But i feel comfortable now.

What about my deal with all headlights going out when I click on the
brights?  Any other ideas?  Double checking grounds has been suggested--and
I will, as soon as I get the car back from the exhaust shop.  Would
reversing the 2 wires to the brights(where they connect to the bulb) cause

Thanks again-


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> Hey guys-
> well my '84 urq 20V is now somewhat on the road.  As we speak I'm having
> custom downpipe made and I have just a few things to tidy up.  I've got a
> couple questions regarding the electrics.  I'm using the 120A alternator
> from the 200 20V (vs 90A on the urq) and I also replaced the big battery
> cable in the urq with the one form the 200, because it is the same length
> and has no splice in it like the urq one has.  When I turn the headlights
> on, the idle dips a smidge and lights are dull til I rev it a little bit.
> This, IIRC, was normal with the urq alternator.  I thought the bigger
> alternator from the 200 might/should get rid of this, no?  Is this a sign
> the alternator is going south?
> Also, the headlamps (I have the Euro sloped Cibies w/ uprated bulbs,
> work fine at normal.  When I click on the brights, highs and lows both go
> out.  What would cause this?
> Thanks-
> Brandon
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