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I started the process yesterday to convert my euro signal lights to both blinker and running lights on my 1972 2002 Baur Targa. I expected to find the gray/yellow running light wires to just be hanging there. Instead I found that they're attached to a small bulb that inserts into the lower back of the headlight reflector housing. I imagine this is a Euro set-up for a parking light? My plan is to replace headlights with better units/reflectors. Is the current set-up probably original to the car (small parking lights and such)? Thanks in advance...

Paul Huber

1972 2002 Baur Targa in Baikal & 1971 2002 Pickup in Silver/Surf

"The more you know, the less you need."

—Aboriginal Saying

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That is the original deal. Switching that would really take away from a truly Euro car.

BMW may still offer what you have in a H4 set- up. I have the h4/parking light set up in the yellow car and kept the set up you have in the touring for originality sakes

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Bill, thanks. Had a hunch that you'd chime in on this one. My plan is to extend the parking light wires (and cut nothing) to get corner lights to function as blinkers/running lights, switch out the headlights, and save everything in case I need to convert back to Euro original. Advice/wisdom appreciated...

Paul Huber

1972 2002 Baur Targa in Baikal & 1971 2002 Pickup in Silver/Surf

"The more you know, the less you need."

—Aboriginal Saying

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You can get the correct H4 lamps from Daniel Stern Lighting. Go to http://www.danielsternlighting.com/products/products.html and look for the phrase "w/parking light" among the H4 lamps offered.

E-mail Daniel a description of your application and existing wiring. He may take a few days to respond but will be thorough and you can confidently buy the correct lamp from him.

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Euro headlight bulbs, I have some NOS ones in both clear and yellow in my stash of Renault parts (they're Marchal lamps from the 60s).

They'll work in your original Euro headlights.

cheers

mike

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You can (or could) purchase Hella H4 headlights with the small "city light" built into the assembly from LaJolla Independent. I purchased a set from them for use on the '69 last year. I stumbled across them on their website.

Jim Gerock

 

Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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