Headlight upgrade

New Headlights (upgraded in 2013) – The poor quality and low light from the standard headlights was one of the first issues I noticed about my 1993 Eurovan. I bought my EV in the Berkeley/Oakland area and drove it back to San Diego. It wasn’t quite a white knuckles drive, but I was certainly having issues seeing the road well at times. I researched and found this post describing an upgrade to the headlights – How to install E codes. Ironically, the author, Matt, lives in San Diego. At the same time, I was in communication with a friend that lived in Germany. I found the headlights on ebay.de, and he shipped them to me. I bought the wiring kit mentioned in the post. Installation was fairly simple. This is by far the best upgrade for more comfortable and safer driving that I’ve done.  ~$200, but only because I had friend in Germany

5 comments on “Headlight upgrade
  1. phillip says:

    Thanks for this! After a trip through the sierras on winding mountain roads, we really need better headlamps

    • John Olinger says:

      Yes, I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am after the swap (I wear glasses most of the time now too, so the more light the better). Hope you find a good solution.

  2. Mark Conner says:

    John, I am not a mechanic (not even close!), so I’m confused about why your fix was around $200 and fairly simple, while Matt’s was more than $400 and sounded like building a lunar module! I would love to do something about my headlights and I really need to, as you have already experienced! I have a couple of good mechanics that are allowed to touch my ’95 EVC, should I just print out Matt’s opus and give it to them?…

    Thanks!

    Mark Conner

    • John Olinger says:

      I saved money because I had a friend that was living in Germany and was able to get the headlights cheaper for me.
      The actual install is quite easy… even a non-mechanic can do it… but a shop should certainly be able to figure it out.

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