FW: Audi 200 Headlight - Not Bright Enough

Livolsi, Stephane Stephane.Livolsi at investorsgroup.com
Tue Feb 19 18:31:47 EST 2002

When I bought my 86 5KTQ about 3 years ago one of the headlights was missing
(minor collision contributing to very attractive purchase price) and the
other had a chip knocked out which let water in.  The one that had water in
must have been that way a long time because the reflective coating inside
was mostly peeled off and while the lamp lit, it did not project much light.
I took the light off, cut it open with my Dremel tool, cleaned it up nicely
and spray painted it with chrome (not silver) paint.  While I was in there,
I found the chip that had been knocked out and superglued it back in place
to seal the hole.  Epoxied it back together and it has been working as well
as a DOT light can ever since.  When it is off, it looks a bit darker than
the original DOT that I got for the other side.  When it is on, I really
can't see a difference.



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> Hi,
> I recently got a 1989 Audi 200 TQ, but am having a terrible time trying
> to get it to pass VA State Inspection laws. The damn headlights don't
> seem to be bright enough at all. I originally had 9004 65/45W bulbs.

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