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Old 02-19-2009, 09:13 PM
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87 300SDL Headlight problem

Bought an aftermarket set of headlights for my 87 300 sdl. The problem is that the new lights are 5 pin instead of the cars 4 pin. I hooked up the 4 pins, somehow stuck it in there, but the headlights are very weak, and the high beam does not work. Does anyone know if there are adapters, or know where to point me. I have been trying to find wiring diagrams for the lights. Anything suggestion will be helpful.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:26 PM
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Sounds like you didn't wire them properly. There's a a how to in the Wiki section of this site.

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Old 02-19-2009, 10:09 PM
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The wiring is different for the 6-pin connector. I need to do the same as you. I just acquired the 6-pin connectors from and old harness. The 6-pin tail light connectors will work just fine.

I'll get the instructions and repost.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:14 AM
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http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/W126EuroLights

Somewhere I found a really nice pinout for the lights.. I'll keep looking.
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2012 Passat TDI. 95,000 miles. More space, power, and fuel economy than the Benz
2004 Touareg V10 TDI. 150,000 miles. One of 450.
1999 Jetta TDI. 310,000 miles.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:18 AM
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http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/W126EuroLights

Somewhere I found a really nice pinout for the lights.. I'll keep looking.
installing w126 euro headlights

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Old 02-20-2009, 12:47 PM
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Moving 4-pin connector wires to 6-pin connector

Move #1 to #6
Move #2 to #2
Move #3 to #4
Move #4 to #5

Optional City lights:
Run a wire from #3 of 6-pin connector to #4 of the turn signal 4-pin connector.
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'86 300SDL - 360,000 miles
'85 300SD - 150,000 miles (sold)
'89 190D - 120,000 miles (sold)
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'98 ML320 - 270,000 miles (sold)
'75 300D - 170,000 miles (sold)
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