Sylvania 9004 ST in Audi 200?

Dave Arkle
Thu, 16 Jan 2003 21:40:19 -0500

This question leads me to a f/u. In many cars in the past, I have installed
hi-wattage bulbs in the OEM buckets without problems. Is this something that
I can do in my 5ktq also? Has anyone experienced problems doing this?


Dave Arkle
DoD #11011
96 Daytona 1200
84 V65 Sabre
67 Buick LeSabre
87 Audi 5KTQ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Benjamin Weste Pearre" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 8:30 PM
Subject: Sylvania 9004 ST in Audi 200?

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?