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Old 02-06-2002, 04:24 PM
AAL
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Dim headlights

My 73 450 sl headlight don't put off very much light. I replaced them with the euro style, and put in some new bulbs, but still the same. I drive at night with the fog lights on. What can I do to increase to power of the headlights? Thanks.
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Old 02-06-2002, 04:38 PM
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dim headlights

Aal;
Make sure the lights have a good ground by removing the screws and cleaning the area with sandpaper.
M.F.
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Old 02-06-2002, 05:19 PM
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Stupid question, but which screws? Thanks
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Old 02-07-2002, 10:46 AM
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Had similar thing on my wife's 94 Jetta - at dusk you couldn't tell if headlights were on - brights seemed as if they were dims. They were so bad oncoming traffic never flicked their lights when she had her brights on.Everything checked normal. I have replaceable halogen bulbs in the Jetta. I went to an automotive store that was very helpful. It was dark out. He took 4 different brands of bulbs out to my car and started changing the driver's side bulb - three made little or no difference the fourth was 40% brighter. It was a while back but I believe they were Sylvania Blue Dot Halogens. The difference was when you look at the car from the front with the lights on - the Sylvania ones put out a blue white light where the other ones put out yellow white light. Apparently they use these new bulbs on new cars from the factory. Worth a try. The sylvania ones were double the price but well worth it.
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Old 02-07-2002, 01:54 PM
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Dim Headlights

Aal;
Follow the brown wires from the headlight connectors to the ground connection, usually only a few inches from the headlights.
M.F.
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