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Posted by B. Wheaton on January 09, 2002 at 17:15:46:

In Reply to: Herr Wheaton! This is the way they are in Germany. posted by Mike on January 09, 2002 at 13:20:54:

Thanks Mike. I was thinking about getting the Phillips HID kit but I'll hold on to my Benjamins for now. 80/100W H1s ought to be plenty bright!

What's this about the fog light? Do you mean there is a separate switch for that light or does it come on with the low-beams?

What is a "parking light" anyway? You don't park and leave them on, do you ? :^)

Take care.

Brandon Wheaton


Judging from the responses, there seems to be a lot of confusion about these lights.

- German spec cars do not have side marker lights.
- The parking lamps (city lamps ??) are always on when the lights are on (position 1 and 2)
- The fog lamps come on only in position 1 or 2
- sure you can run with parking lamps and fog light on - but why would you ??
- Both headlamps (high & low) have 55W H1 bulbs.
- light output is petty decent on low beams and very good on high beams, even at our higher speeds.
- quality of the bulbs is more important than rated wattage. Stay away from those toro cheapo HID, Xenon scheißendreck ..

- to get the ultimate light get E39 light bulbs (an easy install in the headlight) and the corresponding black boxes.

Hope that helps

Mike (Germany)
89 M3
95 525 TDS
68 GT500




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