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Old 11-10-2003, 11:21 PM
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W124 Headlight Housing Question (Re.heat)

Simply put, can US spec Bosch headlights on a 1994 E420 (which seem to be well built) handle 80/100 H4's and 80 or so watt H3's? I want to make sure that the housings themselves can take the heat before I bother setting up the new 12 gauge wiring and relays.

Also, anybody know where I can find ceramic H4 sockets? I know they exist and somebody somewhere has to be selling them. The factory plastic ones, while no doubt a high-temp plastic, may not be best suited for the heat generated by higher wattage bulbs. Is this something I should even worry about? What if I just bypass the official H4 socket and make my own, direct spade connections to the bulbs...good idea?...bad idea?...
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Old 11-11-2003, 12:44 AM
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you can use the 80/100's as you described.

do a relay [like you described].

you get the creamic plug/socket with the relay set up daniel stern offers.
it does look like it could power the landing lights on the space shuttle though. pretty major indeed.

not sure if he sells just the plug/socket seperately. don't know why he wouldn't.

you can e-mail him through his website.

it's up to you on the bypass idea, my opinion- i wouldn't fool with it, definetly quicker to get the heavy duty socket.

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