[V8] Headlight question
ekellock at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 09:33:32 PDT 2008
Possibly because the dealer-installed ones did not include relays?
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> [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Roger Woodbury
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 10:00 AM
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> Subject: Re: [V8] Headlight question
> I have had four Audis with European headlights. The first
> one was an '89 Avant, the second the '93 V8 that eventually
> became the legendary (?) Gentleman's Express, and the third
> was The Old Gray Mare, that was my Dad's former front wheel
> drive 100. My wife's C-4 Avant also has European headlights.
> The Avant's headlights were installed for me by the dealer,
> and the V8's headlights were installed by my current wrench.
> In both cases neither installation triggered the bulb alarm.
> Both installations relayed both high and low beams
> separately, and I think the Avant used four relays.
> The 100 installation involved simpler European headlights
> using just an H4 bulb. I did the installation relaying both
> headlights' high and low beams separately...four relays. The
> bulb alarm always came on whenever low beams were selected.
> My wife's C-4 Avant has the same issue, and her headlights
> were installed by the wrench.
> Question: why was it that the '89 Avant and '93 V8 had no
> trouble accepting the European headlight conversion with the
> bulb monitor working properly, but the other cars don't?
> Now with the "new" V8, I am probably not going to even think
> about Euros as the headlights seem adequate, and I am not
> planning on doing a lot of night driving anyway. That may
> change as we move further into fall, but I now know how to
> neutralize the buzzer and light warning.
> Incidentally, my wife likes to see the little bulb warning,
> and dosen't want it "fixed". Wimmen!
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