[V8] Headlight relay

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Thu May 25 22:19:03 EDT 2006

george.fallot at verizon.net wrote:
>   Does anyone know if you have to relay the european headlights, like the regular ones? Or do they use less power?

Do you *have* to? No.  Should you? Yes.

US DOT or Euro e-code, the power for the lights goes through
the little light switch. Over time, it might/will fail.  Adding
relays means that little light switch just triggers the relay,
which is built to handle lots of power to driver the lights. 

I used relays on the Euro lights on my dearly departed 200.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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