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...I have soldered dual filament bulb contacts

together (per bimmerparts advice for an

easier/faster mod) but what do I do about the

two-wire setup for the US lenses? Do I only use

one and ground the other or use both?

And which dual-filament bulb should I be using?

The ones I soldered look a little too hot.

TIA,

Brent Miller

'71 1600

'75 2002

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Guest Anonymous

Someone else posted that, cuz I didn't.

Meanwhile, if you use the socket on the "euro" fixture, you can have a turn signal lamp or a parking/side marker lamp but not both. I assume you want a turn signal lamp. Connect the TS wire (blue/violet on right, blue/brown on left) to the socket. Insulate (do not ground) the end of the parking light wire (grey), and set it aside. At this point there is no reason to use dual-filament bulbs (yet another case of doing extra work to get a worse result). Use the same bulb as is used for the rear turn sighals; if you can't find a German bulb, use a Mercan #93.

I advocate installing the proper dual-contact socket so you don't have to give up the safety of a side marker lamp.

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It has been several years since I put the euro's

on but this is what I remember. I drilled out the rivets so I could put the US frame inside the euro lense. You have to put the shorter euro reflector

on the US frame. Without the rivets the mounting screws hold everything together.

I hope this makes sense and helps.

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only two rivets to drill and replace...hardware stores have hollow brass rivets that are used to put brass compression fittings on plastic tubing (like for refrigerator icemakers). Take the lens assy to hardware store and match up the proper size. Easy to do... and no jury-rigged bulbs.

Cheers

Mike

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