FW: Audi 200 Headlight - Not Bright Enough

Zsolt zed123 at telusplanet.net
Tue Feb 19 17:42:44 EST 2002

I wonder if you epoxied a Euro light lens back in, that would make a


Livolsi, Stephane wrote:

> 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.
> Stephane
>>From: 	Pranu Bhargava[SMTP:pranu2 at bhargava.com]
>>Sent: 	February 19, 2002 3:17 PM
>>To: 	quattro at audifans.com
>>Subject: 	Audi 200 Headlight - Not Bright Enough
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>>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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