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Old 01-19-2010, 08:51 PM
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I prefer the more antique yellow color of the lights.
Is there a way to get that with bulbs?
Luckely, I can still use my sealed as "everything that is original from the factory when the car was new" is legal here
Funny though, as all american cars needed to change lights before 3:rd of september 1967, as we drove on the left side of the road before that...
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'The 1984 Lincoln Mark VII was the first car offered on the American market since 1939 with replaceable-bulb headlights, and most of the world's automakers quickly provided this type of headlight on the models they sold in North America. These were frequently called "Euro headlights," since they looked like the model-specific headlights that had been common in Europe for many years. But the term wasn't accurate, since these new American-market headlights still produced the same beam pattern as the old sealed beams.'
Most American cars use a 9004 or 9007 Halogen bulb inside a composite housing. I don't think sealed beams are illegal here, but nobody uses them so they are harder to find. Retrofitting to a non-sealed beam is left up to the car owner, so there isn't a big market for that, either. The only time I ever heard of a policeman giving a ticket for a headlight was when it was burned out.

BTW, we can use european-standard headlights. Hella retrofits are sold here, too (and they are DOT approved).
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I,m gona times the price by 4 and then by 4 cars............OUCH
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If it were mine I would want to do a voltage test at the headlamp socket to verify the meager wiring and components are in good condition.

I write this because on my Ford truck (1970), the new halogens cause the relay to overheat and switch the headlights off briefly while it cools down. Of course this may be totally unrelated to the squarebirds.
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