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Old 06-07-2001, 01:22 PM
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If you have any car that uses the same bulb for both high and low beams, converting to most HID systems, means you *LOSE* your hi-beams.

I like having a backup should my lights fail, and when (not if) those HID eletronics fail I would hate to be without headlamps. I don't have driving lights, and my fogs are set very low.

I ran across this while researching a Philips-based HID conversion for my Euro headlamps on a W124.

Note- I said Philips-based. Philips does NOT engineer these kits. Distributors merely put together the pieces, and change the sockets to H4, 9005, 9006, etc.

Hope it helps,

:-) neil
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Old 06-07-2001, 03:06 PM
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Have you considered a switch to 500E headlights? At least the auxiliary high beams are there for you.

I don't know if this is a viable conversion for you; it was written up in The Star a few months back. Without even considering the HID part, it was a rather expensive conversion as I recall.

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