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Old 03-05-2000, 05:48 PM
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European headlights use a higher wattage bulb and are wired for it. I recommend them if you have a hard time seeing at night. Be careful though, as some police officers will site you for having them because they are extremely bright. In fact, if you ever purchase a brand new pair from Bosch, they will make you sign a waiver stating that they will only be used for show purposes, I guess it keeps them from getting trouble should you be caught. Some of the older models which are Euro-spec do have wipers for the lights (i.e. W116 chassis), but later US-spec cars offered wipers as an option. In addition, Euro-spec cars also had a vacuum adjustment which would angle the beam of the lights. I find it pretty useless, but I guess in Germany, they think it necessary. Hope this helps!

Aaron Greenberg
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