Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-16-2000, 08:51 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 76
Just last week one of my headlight went out. I went to Pep Boys to get a new one, two of the associates told me I should use the new blue lights. I was told by both of them that the blue light are better for visibility than the regular lights. They said they used them in their vehicles personally. I was wondering the validity of this story and is it worth changing.
__________________
1983 240D Yellow
1989 300E Champigne
1993 190E Gray
1986 325 BMW Burgundy
1987 Chevy S10 Blazer
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-16-2000, 09:30 PM
JCE's Avatar
JCE JCE is offline
Down to the Wear Bars
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So Kalifornia
Posts: 2,189
Hi:
A lot of useful information on blue headlights and Pep Boys under the search feature, above. Also, the site: http://lighting.mbz.org/tech/info/blue_bulbs/
has a great discussion on blue bulbs. If you don't want to do a search or go to the above site, the short version is:
1-Blue bulbs don't put out as much light, put out more glare and heat, don't last very long, and can possibly damage your wiring and/or reflector.
2-Pep Boys parts, policies, and information is listed by this forum membership generally as very poor. I believe the most commonly used phrase I have seen regarding PepBoys on this site is "PEP BOYS SUCKS".
Bulbs for your stock lights are cheap, Euro light replacements are expensive but put out a LOT more light. Hope this helps.
__________________
John

2003 Firemist Red/grey leather SL 500
2015 Palladium Silver/black mbtex GLK 350
1987 Smoke Silver/burgundy mbtex 300E Sportline (SOLD)

Click to see 87 300E
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-16-2000, 09:55 PM
CJ CJ is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,318
I suggest that you check out:


http://lighting.mbz.org/


Good luck!!
ARI
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-17-2000, 10:48 AM
Geezer
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Holland, MI
Posts: 1,316
I you really shouldn't mix blue headlights and BlueBlocker shades

Sorry, couldn't resist.

BCingU, Jim
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-17-2000, 01:33 PM
MikeTangas's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 4,430
As JCE noted "PEP BOYS SUCKS", but I also noticed that my local Pep Boys has started carrying some Redline products. Namely - Water Wetter, Injector Cleaner and Diesel Catalyst, but I didn't see any of their oils on the shelves.
__________________
Mike Tangas
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72

'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis

2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel

Non illegitemae carborundum.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Importvision headlights Richard Eldridge Diesel Discussion 8 01-05-2005 02:24 PM
E500 Euro Headlights: Clear me up AtlBenz Performance Paddock 32 09-21-2004 02:28 AM
What difference between Euro headlights and US headlights in W202 C class? jeff-abalone Tech Help 1 11-16-2003 09:22 PM
Advice on headlights AuctorEcclesiae Off-Topic Discussion 7 10-06-2002 12:21 AM
European style headlights for W123 Ducati Diesel Discussion 8 12-20-2001 02:24 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page