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Old 09-25-2002, 01:01 AM
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sealed beams to halogen bulbs conversion??

I want to get some e-code 5 3/4" halogen replacements for my 450SL. I was wondering if any of you have done this, and how much work it entails (mounting, wiring, etc.) I was recommended the site http://www.talbotco.com/e-code_lamps.htm
the high beams are on sale, so I would like to buy them while they're cheap
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Old 09-25-2002, 12:36 PM
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Old 09-26-2002, 10:38 PM
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I'm wondering why you haven't got a reply yet...

Maybe you could try emailing the site owner and see what he thinks?

Also post in Tech Help.. there's a lot more people there...

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Old 09-27-2002, 08:20 PM
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some of these things say they cost 50 or 60 bucks... is that each or per pair?
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Old 09-29-2002, 10:08 PM
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It really depends on the light. I've got a set of Hellas that require some sort of wiring adapter. I don't have the information on how to do it and everything I try just blows fuses.

I have just recently picked up a set of Cibies that don't require any adapter and they plug in just like the sealed beams.

I would recommend looking at the backside, or at least seeing a picture of it.
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Old 10-01-2002, 12:17 PM
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pics soon. I love the new lights
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Old 10-01-2002, 10:34 PM
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allright... the pics are up... I still need a pic of the amazing cutoff, but these will have to do for now.


These are the old ones w/ the housing unscrewed.


This is what comes in the box... one lens, bulb, and dustcover for $45


Plugs right in! no aiming or wiring needed!


Plugged and screwed in


housing in. finished look


New look on an old car
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Old 10-02-2002, 06:41 PM
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lights

They sure look good. What did it finally cost to buy them? Where did you get them from? Do you see much improvement at night?
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Old 10-02-2002, 10:51 PM
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He must be too busy driving around in the dark now :p hehehe.

The difference must be night and day!! Those sealed beams weren't even new (Sylvania's Xtravision 6024's or equiv.).

I just realized that CIBIE has had these for a while... kinda make me want to get an R107 just to try these on..

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Old 10-03-2002, 01:59 AM
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sorry about that... it cost 91 dollars and change total, and all I needed was in the package. they plugged right in and fit! I would reccomend this for anyone, as the difference is phenominal. I got them from inter auto parts (on convoy off 52 if you're in SD). I was looking at the Cibies, but they were from 50-60 each online. When I saw the halogens in the store, I bought them in the morning, installed them by lunch, went to class, and saw the amazing difference driving home. I still need a pic of the cutoff because it is amazing.
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Old 10-07-2002, 12:02 AM
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hey... just aimed them, and took a great pic of the cutoff... I love it!!!


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