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Old 08-29-2003, 05:35 PM
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ta da! W201 euros are ON my car!

first thing's first, a big thank you for all who have provided info in the past and most recently in regards to my inquiry about euro installation and bulb types.

Wow, had I known it would be this simple, I would have done this a long time ago! (I purchased my euros almost a year ago!) I spent pretty much the whole day doing this project, taking my sweet time. I was careful about removing everything. I also vacuumed the headlight area and washed some of the parts. I think I can do the next installation in a snap!

I'd like to share some of the things I've learned that either have not been mentioned (to my knowledge) or that I'd like to re-emphasize.

-On the driver side, I think it's much easier to remove the bottom 8mm screw from under the car--between the bumper and wheel well.

-BE CAREFUL when removing the bottom screw. There is a black piece that secures the light unit to the frame via the 8mm screw. If one of the arms break off, the part # is 201 820 0014.

-Once you have removed all the screws and unplugged the wires, there is a black wire connection that is clipped to the bottom of the old light unit. Dislodge this connection from the metal clip at the bottom of the light before pulling the old light unit out. (I didn't bother to reuse the metal clip on the new euros.)

Plugging the wires to the correct socket

There are 4 wires on the US 4-pin connector. Green on socket 1, Brown on socket 2, Yellow on socket 3, and White on socket 4.

(W) (Y)
(B) (G)

These wires will go on the 6-pin connector as follows:

If you look at the the five pins on your new euros, you will see a white thing sticking out at one end. On the euro 6-pin connector, there is a little groove that the white protrusion fits into. Using that area on the 6-pin connector as a reference point, you can number the sockets from there. I call this the FRONT of the connector.

(6) (5)
(4) (3)
(2) (1)

Sockets 1, 3, 5 are facing the corner lights.

6-pin connector part# is 011 545 50 28. This is a one-piece connector that includes cover and sockets. I found it much easier to place all the wires into the connector, snap the cover in place, and then plug the connector to the 5 pins on the euro light unit.

I guess that's about it. The 190revolution website was a great source of info along with this site.

Now, one more question! Can the yellow H3 covers be reused on the euros? If it's a perfect fit, I might want to put them on. Right now I kinda like the all clear look Also, I haven't adjusted my lights yet. Are the three black screw-like things for adjusting? Any tips on adjusting the headlights? Thanks guys!
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:24 PM
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Buy the yellow H3 bulbs from AutoZone.

To adjust the beam for the headlights:

Park on a flat surface four feet away from a flat wall. The outer screws adjust the vertical beam aim and the inner ones adjust the fogs. The lower bottom ones adjust the horizontal beam aim.
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Old 08-29-2003, 09:15 PM
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Good Job!!

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Old 01-03-2004, 12:18 PM
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Thanks for the tips Frosty

Just had my own successful install (except for aiming - TBD). FYI the wiring info works great for the drivers side but the pass side has to be reversed (i.e. 1-3-5 face the grill on the passenger side for Depo lights at least). I can't believe I didn't blow a fuse in the process. Took about an hour and a half thanks to the tips.

Mike 69003,

Where do I want the headlights to be aiming at when I have it on a flat four feet from the wall? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-03-2004, 01:29 PM
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Did you wire up your "city light" to the sidemarker or as a "daytime running light" (DRL)?
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Old 01-03-2004, 06:36 PM
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You're not supposed to aim European headlights four feet away from a wall. Check Daniel Stern's lighting page:

There is a VERY specific method to aim European headlights.
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Old 01-03-2004, 09:10 PM
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Dunno to be quite honest. All the lights work the same as they did prior to the install. Really all I was looking for. Is there something I'm missing?

Speedy 300,

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out. If that doesn't help, it won't hurt too bad to pay someone to aim them.

Thank you guys, this board is a great resource. Love the look of the Euros. The other lights just looked like $hit compared.
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