Sylvania 9004 ST in Audi 200?

Joshua Van Tol josh@spiny.com
Thu, 16 Jan 2003 20:03:17 -0600


You should look into the european headlight upgrade. Scott Mockry has
details of how this is done on his web site.
http://www.sjmautotechnik.com. You can relay the stock lights, and this
will improve them some, but the e-code headlights are astonishingly
better. Expect to pay $600-$800 for the whole setup including a relayed
harness. I've had them now over a year, and love them. Low beams are
good, highs are astonishing.

On Thursday, January 16, 2003, at 07:30  PM, Benjamin Weste Pearre
wrote:

> Hi, I'm back again, now with 175k miles on my 1990 200AQ, and the
> headlights are _still_ too dim.
>
> I've seen some posts about using a relay to draw juice straight off
> the battery, but I haven't done this yet.  I assume it's not hard -
> anything I should know?
>
> I was at my local car-parts store, trying to get a couple of new
> headlight bulbs (they seem to get dimmer over time, or is it my eyes?)
> and the guy in the store recommended Sylvania's 9004ST, "Silverstar".
> They cost $20 each, but he claimed that they're much brighter than my
> current bulbs.  I don't know why they would be - they draw 45/65 watts
> as before - but I assume he knows what he's talking about.  Worthwhile?
>
> If not, Sylvania also makes 9004 Long Life bulbs - are _these_ worth
> it?  Or should I stick to the standard ones?
>
> Cheers!
> -Ben
>
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