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VW T4 "Eurovans" => Exterior => Topic started by: emarg0ed on March 02, 2016, 02:54:32 PM

Title: Headlight bulbs
Post by: emarg0ed on March 02, 2016, 02:54:32 PM
Never been happy w/ the output from my headlights on my 93 Weekend MV. Has anyone tried the HE replacement bulbs from GoWesty? http://www.gowesty.com/product-details.php?id=24115 - looks like this would work well (and better than stock). I haven't found any other solutions outside of this.. does anyone know of any other lighting upgrades? Or do these GoWesty bulbs make a big difference?
Title: Re: Headlight bulbs
Post by: erik.wahlstrom on March 03, 2016, 01:34:30 PM
I've been thinking about these:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/3PwAAOSwc0FUqXSD/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Headlight bulbs
Post by: emarg0ed on March 03, 2016, 03:33:15 PM
What are those/where are they from?
Title: Re: Headlight bulbs
Post by: erik.wahlstrom on March 03, 2016, 09:31:27 PM
They are a German aftermarket "angel eyes" lights. Search for "T4" headlights and you'll find a bunch of options.

http://www.fk-shop.de/en/oxid-oxid-8/Angel-Eye-headlight-VW-Bus-Typ-T4-Yr-97-02-black.html?pse=true&cur=3&adword=google/AwordsMCDEUS&gclid=CLDNhYaZpssCFUWTfgodNq8PLg&hurra_shopping=1
Title: Re: Headlight bulbs
Post by: ottobot79 on March 04, 2016, 02:34:25 PM
They look really good on the t4

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Title: Re: Headlight bulbs
Post by: erik.wahlstrom on March 24, 2016, 09:24:39 PM
After a couple weeks of waiting, my lights came in.  While bolting them in is simple, they seem to have a different connector than the OEM lights.  The OEM lights have an external 3 prong connector.  However the aftermarket light has a slightly different connector.  Specifically it has a 4 prong connector.  Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Headlight bulbs
Post by: Itsamoto on March 25, 2016, 01:54:58 AM
After a couple weeks of waiting, my lights came in.  While bolting them in is simple, they seem to have a different connector than the OEM lights.  The OEM lights have an external 3 prong connector.  However the aftermarket light has a slightly different connector.  Specifically it has a 4 prong connector.  Any thoughts?
Are you talking about the Depo angel eyes?

The fourth prong is for the "parking light" -- something found on European models.

You can read some of the details on the wiring up in this thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5693040-Ordered-some-Depos-for-the-EV (http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5693040-Ordered-some-Depos-for-the-EV)
Title: Re: Headlight bulbs
Post by: erik.wahlstrom on March 25, 2016, 06:44:37 PM
That was exactly the help I needed.  I think I've found a slightly better way.  I bought one of these.
(http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-1918367471896/mk3-9004-to-d-connector-wiring-harness-single-chamber-24.jpg)
I'll snip off the blue connector and wire in an H4 adapter, and then run the halos into the parking lights.
Title: Re: Headlight bulbs
Post by: Itsamoto on March 26, 2016, 11:44:35 AM
That was exactly the help I needed.  I think I've found a slightly better way.  I bought one of these.
(http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-1918367471896/mk3-9004-to-d-connector-wiring-harness-single-chamber-24.jpg)
I'll snip off the blue connector and wire in an H4 adapter, and then run the halos into the parking lights.

Interesting - but isn't this just as much work to tap into the plug (and save yourself $29.99 as well)?

Also, if you want to replace the halo lights with LEDS -- the bulb size is T5 286 wedge.
Title: Re: Headlight bulbs
Post by: erik.wahlstrom on March 27, 2016, 03:10:41 PM
I suppose, but it's reversible and at worst I'm our $29 if i screw it up.   ;D
Title: Re: Headlight bulbs
Post by: mastersryan! on August 05, 2016, 03:04:14 PM
pics of the lights on the van?
Title: Re: Headlight bulbs
Post by: JoshWa on August 08, 2016, 09:16:57 AM
Am I wrong in thinking that the picture is for a 96-03 EV?  I looked at the site and they do have some for a 93 as well, but the styles/shapes are different.