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Old 11-11-2002, 06:00 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
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Are you just replacing the rectangular sealed beam units with Halogen reflectors and bulbs or are you putting in the European model lamp fixtures?

If you are replacing the lamp fixtures you will need to get some six pronged connector plugs, as the European lamp fixtures have high beam, low beam, fog and "city" lights, as well as the blinker and side marker bulbs to light. The US models do not have the "city" lights, and do with a four pronged plug. You also have to decode the arrangement of the prongs in the plug as the ones that handle the same functions are not in the same positions for some reason, and then you have to get an extra one connected to the side marker lamp wire to connect to the "city" light. I believe someone on this site has a key and posted it on their website, I just cannot remember who.

I am less sure of what is needed if you are just changing the high/low beam sealed beam over to a separate reflector and bulb arrangement. Good luck, Jim
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