[V8] Headlight question
rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com
Tue Aug 5 09:39:05 PDT 2008
No. I bought the relays myself at the autoparts store across the street
from the dealer for the Avant installation. The V8 installation was done by
the wrench in his shop using the same kind of relays which he furnished.
From: Ed Kellock [mailto:ekellock at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:34 PM
To: rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com; 'V8 Audi Fans'
Subject: RE: [V8] Headlight question
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
> To: 'V8 Audi Fans'
> 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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