Euro lights (long)
matt_20v at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 10 19:17:01 EST 2004
Thanks Steve, exactly what I was looking for. Quality
construction, etc. Haven't bought the lights yet,
too busy skiing! By going with the Blau setup rather
than building my own, we can light the road sooner.
--- Steve Sprague <ssprague at nmgovlaw.com> wrote:
> Sorry not answering your first question sooner. Now
> my comments...
> I would say if you don't have the time to gather
> the parts and sit
> down to prepare the harness then the Blau harness
> will be the best bet. I
> think the quality of their harness was very well
> done with quality parts.
> They even include the switch to operate the H1/H3
> from the cockpit with
> ample wiring. All connectors had shrink wrap on
> them, all the wiring was
> protected with flexible black tubing which gave it a
> "factory" look. They
> include 3 relays in the kit, others may want more
> relays for each circuit
> but for me it will work. My car does have and
> "extra" set of relay's from
> the PO (as noted in my prior post).
> The only think that isn't so clean is the connector
> to the
> headlight. I assume the factory plug is either NLA
> or priced out of reach
> for the number of harness' they produce for our
> cars. The owner's manual
> show some circular plug on the back of the
> headlight. I can live without
> the factory plug. Maybe a fellow European lister
> can get one.
> Only one vague instruction was the connection of
> the side marker
> light to their harness which operates the "city
> light". On my car, the side
> marker light has a rubber boot covering the light
> plug/connector, so you'll
> have to pull back the boot to see the power wire to
> plug in the harness.
> Not a big deal. I called Blau this morning about
> it, so maybe they'll
> change their instructions to be more specific next
> According to Keith at Blau, the harness' was made
> that day when I
> ordered the lights. Connie did answer all my
> questions and was
> For the amount of their kit versus buying the
> lights alone made up
> in any time I'd be spending going to the parts store
> for connectors and
> such. Don't get me wrong, I like working on my 200
> but mountain biking is
> my passion so I spend as much time I can riding in
> addition to having
> responsibilities in life.
> My electrical experiences are limited compared to
> the guys on the
> list. The instructions were clear, except noted
> above, and they did make
> all precautions possible. They include some
> troubleshooting instructions if
> the lights don't work. Luckily, everything worked
> for me. If you prepare
> and don't have any time issues then there should be
> no problems. I did read
> that suvlights does make a harness custom made for
> less, but I haven't seen
> one. Maybe a lister can chime in about theirs. If
> figure Blau has been
> doing it for a long time so they have heard most of
> the issues us owners
> have had during installation. I had one other issue
> not related to their
> Do you have euro lights already or are you thinking
> of purchasing a
> Feel free to email me off list for more questions.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com] On
> Behalf Of Matt twentyV
> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 2:32 PM
> To: Mike Miller; Schaible, David;
> 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: Euro lights
> Yes, 80/100 is the goal, and that requires relays to
> protect the steering column switch. Back to my
> original question, is the Blau harness worth it?
> --- Mike Miller <mikemilr at blackfoot.net> wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Schaible, David"
> > <David.Schaible at jrspharma.com>
> > To: "Matt twentyV" <matt_20v at yahoo.com>;
> > <200q20v at audifans.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 1:04 PM
> > Subject: RE: Euro lights
> > > There is no need for wiring upgrades with use of
> > euro lite. stock
> > > wattage bulbs in euros are plenty bright. It is
> > not the lens that is an
> > > issue it is the reflector. Stongard will protect
> > whatever setup you run
> > > w/o effecting efficiency for cheaper than you
> > replace a euro lens.
> > > what should be of concern is the fact that
> > whatever lite setup you run
> > > it can be reduced by 50% within 10 minutes when
> > driving in NE winter
> > > conditions.......what about wipers???
> > >
> > > David Schaible
> > The stock wattage isn't bad and is far better than
> > stock - but the 80/100's
> > are truly awesome. Stonegard says don't use their
> > product with 80/100's as I
> > recall due to heat build up and possible cracking
> > the lens.
> > mike miller
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