E-Code H4 Headlights with City Lights - PAIR


7 inch Upgraded version of our popular E-codes, which adds City Lights (European parking/driving lights). The additional low-output lamp on the side of each headlight can be wired for various functions such as parking, signaling, or daytime running lights.

Part Reference Number: HQ6014

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E-Code H4 Headlights with City Lights - PAIR

Detailed Description

These are the same as our popular "Cibie knockoff" E-code headlights, but with European spec City Lights added. The 4 watt clear bulbs can be wired to your parking lights (one wire pigtails off of your front side marker light or the parking light terminal on your front turn signal; the other goes to ground) so they turn on automatically with your parking lights. Or you can wire them to light up whenever your engine is running, like daytime running lights. For only $10/pair more than the standard E-codes, these give your headlights a cool "Euro look" and improve visibility as well. As with the basic E-codes, the H4 headlight bulbs are sold separately (below). The city light bulbs are included (and are 12 volt so they will not work if you have an old split-window Bus still running an original 6 volt electrical system). Note, if you don't connect the city lights these will still function just like the versions without them.

LED-Ready.  These headlights accept all H4 LED bulbs, but we don't sell those bulbs and are recommending high-output Halogen bulbs instead. Why? Because retrofit LED's (for vehicles not factory-equipped with LED headlamps) aren't quite ready for prime time yet. There's a reason why the major bulb suppliers (such as Hella and Sylvania/Osram) are not offering them yet, but off-brand Chinese companies are. The beam pattern tends to be irregular (either blinding oncoming traffic, or not illuminating the road evenly), and reliability, QC, and lifespan are inconsistent. (Also they don't generate heat so they're poorly suited for cold weather; they won't melt snow that hits your headlights.) At this time we are not recommending switching to LED, but when that time comes all you have to do is plug in LED bulbs in place of the included halogen ones, it's that simple. By the time the halogen bulbs burn out it may be time to go LED, but if not, replacements are only $8 a pair and are a huge improvement over what you're using now. 

Disclaimer: E-code spec headlights exceed all European and Canadian standards for street use, and are widely considered superior to U.S. spec headlights. Unfortunately the U.S. DOT never adopted the European standard (nor did they set their own), leaving a hole in the regulations. As a result, all H4's (even E-code ones) must be designated as "for offroad use only" if sold in the U.S. Compliance with local laws is the buyer's responsibility.

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  • Bus (Type 2)
    • 1950-1979
  • Karmann Ghia
    • 1956-1974
  • Type 3 (Squareback/Fastback)
    • 1966-1973
  • Beetle
    • 1967-1978
  • Super Beetle
    • 1971-1979
  • Thing
    • 1973-1974
  • Dasher
    • 1974-1977
  • Rabbit
    • Hatchback : 1975-1979   View Fit Details
    • Convertible : 1979-1993
  • Vanagon
    • Air Cooled : 1980-1983
    • Diesel : 1981-1984
    • 1.9 Liter : 1983-1985

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