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Old 05-09-1999, 03:20 PM
BillFranklin
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Are there better headlight bulbs available
for the car than the H-5 bulbs. I have used
much better halogen headlamps than these on
BMW motorcycles, but they used H-4 bulbs with
100W high beams. These seem to allow only 65W. Any suggestions?

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Old 05-09-1999, 10:25 PM
Lee Scheeler
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How much do ya want to spend? You could swap to the "euro" setup for a couple hundred. It should improve things somewhat. Or you might consider a Xenon (HID) upgrade kit. It runs about $1000. I would avoid higher wattage bulbs plugged into the stock assembly. They can melt the stock assembly and cause allot more problems than they are worth.

Hope this helps....Lee
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Old 05-11-1999, 06:40 PM
Chris S.
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I have been using 80/100 watt bulbs and they have worked well in my 300E. No melting problems at all, the harness seems to be the same wonderful mercedes quality as other parts. I have some random brand, but I recommend the PIAA superwhite bulbs, my friend has them in his Alfa and they are quite an improvement. They cost about $75 a pair, and can be found at most import auto stores or online.

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Old 03-21-2000, 08:13 PM
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Originally posted by Lee Scheeler:
How much do ya want to spend? You could swap to the "euro" setup for a couple hundred. It should improve things somewhat. Or you might consider a Xenon (HID) upgrade kit. It runs about $1000. I would avoid higher wattage bulbs plugged into the stock assembly. They can melt the stock assembly and cause allot more problems than they are worth.

Hope this helps....Lee



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