American headlights

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bahnstormer109
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American headlights

Post by bahnstormer109 » Sun 04 Dec, 2005 10:39 pm

also stemming from the post in General Chat- Original, Modified or Custom?;

in australia the 'american' style headlights are not sealed beam units but take loose bulbs like the euro lights. the top light is the dipped beam, the bottom light is side light and high beam and the outside light is indicator and the inside light is empty. (at least on my car).

wouldnt it make more sense the make the top light dipped beam and high beam (like on euro lights) and the bottom light the foglights?? then the sidelight could be put in the empty clear lens opposite the indicator.

this way fog lights could be incorporated into the headlights as per euro lights and then they would all have them instead of it being an optional separate set of lights.

does anyone know what countrys had a bulb in the inside set of lights thats blank in aussie cars???
Paolo
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Post by ADow » Sun 11 Dec, 2005 11:41 am

wouldnt it make more sense the make the top light dipped beam and high beam (like on euro lights) and the bottom light the foglights?? then the sidelight could be put in the empty clear lens opposite the indicator.

this way fog lights could be incorporated into the headlights as per euro lights and then they would all have them instead of it being an optional separate set of lights.
I've had the same thoughts - If you take this modification further, keep us in the loop.
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