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Old 03-31-2003, 08:57 AM
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Let There Be (Euro) Light!

I finally got the new reflector for my Euro lights. I had purchased a used set that turned out to have an EXTREMELY corroded reflector on the left side. I put them in anyway and painted the bad reflector with wheel paint. It did not reflect at all and I probably could have disconnected it and not been able to tell the difference. Even with only one good Euro light, I had better light than with the original US lights.

Yesterday, I put in my new reflector and adjusted them last night.

All I have to say now is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! And this is with standard wattage bulbs.

The lights in my new 203 car are fabulous and after driving it, the lights in the 124 car have seemed really lacking, but not any more.

If you drive on country two lane at night like I do, the Euro lights are WELL worth the money and trouble.

Have a great day,

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Old 03-31-2003, 09:22 AM
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Yeah, the W124 DOT lights are considerably worse than the W123 DOT lights, so I'm interested in the Euros for the 87 300D.

I read your earlier comments about the wiper motors and fabricating a bracket to mount them properly with the Euro lights.

Was it necessary to drill a new positioning hole in the metal body strip below the headlights? I have seen some butchered panels and don't want to attempt that. If new holes are required I want to plan on getting another set of plain panels from the dealer.

Considering the expense, I think I'd like to install those clear plastic headlight glass guards (I forget what they are called) as a shield from pitting and breakage. I believe you get a glass replacement guarantee if you use that product.

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Old 03-31-2003, 10:40 AM
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Adjusting Headlights

What proceedure did you employ to adjust them. I still don't think mine are correctly adjusted
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Old 03-31-2003, 05:16 PM
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Ken300D,

I did not renotch the panel. If you reread my post you will notice that I made a bracket that moved the wiper motors into a position that aligned them with the original wiper notches in the panel. I did, however, find it necessary to make the notch a little deeper. This came out looking good because I removed the rubber trim piece, extended the notch, then put the rubber trim back in place making it look factory.

I think if you follow my instructions, you will find it pretty easy. I put the dimensions in there so that you won't have to work it out by trial an error as I did. It was difficult to measure without a little experimentation.

aldedmon,

I simply backed the car away from the shop door about 25 feet and adjusted them both to the same height. I then sighted through the rear glass to see if each one was aligned horizontally straight in front of the headlight locations. I then pulled it out on the road to see how they shined on the road (I live in the boondocks so I could park in the road for ten minutes without much chance of anyone driving by.)

They were pretty close, but then this morning they seemed just a little horizontally separated so I brought them together a little. They also were a touch low, so I brought them both up just a little. I will see how they work tomorrow morning, and maybe I'll have to tweak just a touch more.

My level switch is not working, I think I reversed the lines when I took it apart to put a new headlight switch dash illumination bulb.

Have a great day,
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Old 03-31-2003, 10:36 PM
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check this page out.

http://lighting.mbz.org/tech/aim/aim.html

the whole site is awesome!

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