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Old 03-22-2000, 02:41 AM
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I just replaced my fog lamps in my '84 500sel. This was the first time I replaced them since I bought the car. They were blown because when I first got the car the voltage regulator was overcharging the system and fried these. The ones that were in there were 12V 55W. When I went to get some new ones the guy at the import auto parts store tried to sell me some 12V 95W lamp replacements at $11.95 each. I told him I wanted to stay with what was in there already. He went in the back and came out with the 55watt replacements that I wanted. They were only $5.00 each. He said that alot of people upgrade to the higher wattage bulbs so that their fogs are brighter. I was wondering if the higher wattage bulbs are ok to use in my Euro 500. I thought I read somewhere that someone said that using the wrong bulbs could cause the contacts to melt or something bad like that. Are they ok to use in my Euro 500SEL?

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