E-Code H4 Headlights - PAIR

Lowest price anywhere for actual European-spec E-code headlights. Far superior to non-certified H4's, and a huge improvement over your stock sealed-beam headlights for almost no money. Drop-in replacements for any car that takes 7" round (H6014 or H6024) headlights - not just various VW models, but also others from Mazda to Mercedes.

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Yes, a PAIR of genuine E-Code H4 headlights for under $45!  No excuse not to get rid of those lousy sealed-beam headlights, at this price! We learned of these from a well regarded European sports car specialist who has sold them for years and swears by them. Essentially generic knockoffs of the old Cibie Z-beams, these are tested and certified to meet stringent E-Code and TUV standards.  This means better light distribution and visibility than the cheapo knockoffs sold on Ebay, etc. (which are not E-code and often don't even come with protective boots on the back). These are direct bolt-on replacements for your stock 7" sealed-beam headlights; just pop them in and you're ready to go. They also have curved glass similar to how the sealed-beams looked, whereas most other E-codes have flatter glass that is more common in Europe. (The difference does not affect performance and is just a matter of personal taste, if you care at all.) They also feature a special anti-fogging coating on the insides of the lenses. Don't forget to add bulbs, see below.

NEW OFFER ... Upgrade to Japanese Koito E-Codes for just $25 more!  While these are a great value and a big improvement over your stock sealed-beam headlights, they are still no match for the Koito E-codes that we currently have on Special Purchase at $69 a pair. (They sell for $200 elsewhere.) Those are literally the best you can buy, and are well worth the price difference, while they last, if your budget permits. Click here for details. 

Or add City Lights / European Parking Lights for $15/pair:  We also offer these same headlights with European spec City Lights added, for just $15/pair more. That version adds an additional socket and low-output clear bulb toward the side of each headlight. You can wire them to light up with your parking lights, or as daytime running lights, giving them a cool "Euro look" that makes the whole bucket glow To order that version click here.

Bulbs: Don't forget to add the matching German bulbs below for just $3.95 each, as they are not included. These bulbs work with your stock wiring and plug; no modifications required. (If you have a pre-'67 6-volt Bug or Bus, order these 6 volt versions instead.)

LED-Ready.  These headlights accept all H4 LED bulbs, but we don't sell those bulbs and are still recommending halogen bulbs instead. Why? Because retrofit LED's (for vehicles not factory-equipped with LED headlamps) still aren't quite ready for prime time. That's why the top tier bulb suppliers (Hella, etc.) don't sell them and the market is flooded with no-name Chinese ones instead. 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 won't melt snow that hits your headlights.) As LED bulb technology improves you can always swap out LED bulbs in seconds (any H4 sized LED bulb drops right in), so nothing stops you from switching to LED anytime you like. But we recommend trying the inexpensive German Halogen bulbs linked below first, and you'll probably forget all about LED.

Fits Vehicles:

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