E-Code H4 Headlights - PAIR
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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.
Yes, a PAIR of genuine E-Code H4 headlights for under $45! Add the bulbs (below) and you're still under $40 for the whole "plug-and-play" package! 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. Some poeple prefer these because they have curved glass, whereas most other E-codes have flatter glass. (It's just a matter of personal taste, if you care at all.) New for 2022 is a special anti-fogging coating on the inside of the lenses.
NEW OFFER ... Upgrade to Japanese Koito E-Codes! While these are a great value and a dramatic 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 $79 a pair. (They sell for $150-$200 elsewhere.) Those are literally top-of-the-line and are well worth the extra few bucks if your budget permits. Click here for details.
Add City Lights / European Parking Lights for $15/pair: We also offer these ones 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. For only $15/pair more than the standard E-codes, these give your headlights a cool "Euro look" that makes the whole bucket glow, and improve visibility as well. 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) aren't quite ready for prime time yet. There's a reason why the major bulb suppliers 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 won't melt snow that hits your headlights.) As LED bulb technology improves all you'll have to do is plug in LED bulbs in place of the halogen ones (any H4 sized LED bulb is a direct swap), so nothing stops you from switching to LED anytime you want to. But we recommend trying the Halogens first and you may forget all about LED.
- Bus (Type 2)
- Karmann Ghia
- Convertible: 1979-1993
- Hatchback: 1975-1979
- Super Beetle
- Type 3 (Squareback/Fastback)
- Air Cooled: 1980-1983
- Diesel: 1981-1984
- 1.9 Liter: 1983-1985