Fwd: Re: *sigh* HID lights under attack

Chris Dyer chrisdyer at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 12 22:33:46 EDT 2001

Ha!...I have to wonder what the quattro list will be complaining about 14 
years from now: self-leveling headlights; nav systems; CRT screen to control 
heater/a/c.  But never door handles.

>From: Wallace White <wallace at stanfordalumni.org>
>To: Brad Wilson <bradw at pobox.com>
>CC: Audi Quattro List <quattro at audifans.com>
>Subject: Re: *sigh* HID lights under attack
>Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 19:08:56 -0700
> > > I'd hate to think that ten years from now, the roads will be filled 
> > > maintenance-deprived HID cars whose self-levelling mechanisms are
> > > jammed. Bright lights plus bad aiming is no good.
> >
> > How would this be any different from the rash of poorly aimed headlights
> > that are already on the road today? =)
>(1) They're brighter (but I guess I said that already).
>(2) They might aimed "up" when the mechanism jams.
>As someone who drives a 14-yr old Audi and wonders whether his window
>will get stuck every time he uses it, I just have to wonder about
>self-levelling headlights. I have no idea what the mechanism looks like
>or how quickly it adjusts. Anyone care to explain their operation?
>- Wallace
>   '87 5kcstq 174k

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