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Kruat
11-14-2004, 12:56 PM
I really don't have the money to upgrade to e-codes, but I want city lights. Anyone tried to do it? I was wondering if I could just drill a small hole in the high beam, and some how mount a city light bulb in there. I'll be doing clear corner mod and HID install this weekend, so I would also like to add citylights while I have the lense out.

Heres a pic of my old Jetta GLI with citylights....
http://www.hostdub.com/albums/MK2/DSC01160.sized.jpg

SeanF
11-14-2004, 12:59 PM
i think that would be possible, just looking at my ecodes it just looks like a hole in the high beam, then youd just need a bulb, bulb seat, and run wiring from your parking lights... then just put some silicone around the bulb seat to seal it... shouldnt be to tough, i dont think aiming the little bulb is an issue.. be careful drilling, and drill slow

VRsic
11-14-2004, 01:29 PM
It'd probly look bunk to be honest.

offroader1006
11-14-2004, 01:34 PM
do it, thats the same way we used to install strobes in headlights.

Burntaudi
11-14-2004, 01:37 PM
Was that a Rallye Golf headlight setup on your old GLI....looked sweet I always wanted that setup for my GLI.

e.van
11-14-2004, 01:54 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/adamsonem/nov13/DSC02255.jpg

2pc. I did exactly like you said you want to.

ECA4
11-14-2004, 02:42 PM
When do the city lights turn on? I just installed my e-codes today and I don't see how you get them to turn on without the headlights on also.

e.van
11-14-2004, 03:00 PM
I wired mine to the corner lights..

Bigblk4
11-14-2004, 08:10 PM
e.Van I love the car it looks good

Kruat
11-14-2004, 09:36 PM
Well I might try it, I have some citylight bulb holders laying around here somewhere. And yes, that was a rallye golf front end on my GLI, now it's on my GTI.

EVIL-AUDI
11-15-2004, 08:45 AM
Get the real thing.

SeanF
11-15-2004, 12:28 PM
ok dude, not everyone has 400 to spend on headlights... he allready said he didnt have the money...

i dont see why anyone with a 99.5+ would buy ecodes... when you can just clear corner your stock lights...

EVIL-AUDI
11-15-2004, 02:16 PM
Because 1 peices ecodes have better projectors, OK Dude.

I don't understand why people drives Audi's and choose to do ghetto things like that, Dude

OverSpun
11-15-2004, 02:29 PM
^^ i agree evil.. my ecodes are amazingly better than stock 1 peice headlights, and they look way cleaner since they are made without an orange reflector, there isnt any holes where the reflector should be. the beam pattern is the best part though, so much better than US spec xenons.

ECA4
11-15-2004, 06:05 PM
E-codes are the sh*t...just got to drive in the night with them for the first time and the difference is deffinatlly noticable.

Kruat
11-16-2004, 03:26 AM
Well, I will get ecodes, more so for the beam pattern then the citylights, but I just thought it would be cool to put them on for now. I don't see what the big deal is, im not putting a big ****!ng wing on my car or something.....And theres no way I would do it, if I didn't think I could make it look stock. But thanks for the help.

SeanF
11-16-2004, 06:59 AM
im going from stock 2piece halogens to ecodes, i just dont see the point if you have stock projectors...

EVIL-AUDI
11-16-2004, 09:20 AM
Obviously because you simply don't care about how much better they are. It's not all about the overall look. Performance wise they are better.

Kruat
11-16-2004, 11:36 AM
You don't have to tell me that, both of my other cars run E-code lights. I know how much better they are. But after dropping 2g's in my GTI, I don't really feel like paying 500 for some lights at this point. And besides, if I were to spend some money on my Audi, it would be suspension over lights away.

http://www.hostdub.com/albums/MK2/IMG_1442_001.sized.jpg

Golf Rallye lights.....

http://www.hostdub.com/albums/MK2/passat3.jpg

Hella DE's for my wifes car.....

I know how much better E-codes are.

EVIL-AUDI
11-16-2004, 01:26 PM
BTW I wasn't talking to you.

Kruat
11-16-2004, 03:22 PM
Oh, I'm sorry then.

quickglx
11-18-2004, 08:57 PM
I have cities in my DOT housings that I wired up to work as DRL, but go off with the low beams and/or e-brake. Call me crazy (and I know you will) but I like the way the DOT housings look more than the ECE. Also, the cutoff blinds everybody, I get enough light flashes and fingers with the DOT D2S projectors. Do the ECE projectors really spread the light out better or is it just the cutoff angle that is different? Either way I find the DOT projectors are more than sufficient for my taste......

DRA4
11-18-2004, 11:35 PM
Ecodes are the way to go.

Chard
11-19-2004, 12:14 AM
are the projector's different between US and E-codes or just the cutoff shield? Can we change the cutoff shield for the same type of performance?

OverSpun
11-19-2004, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by Chard
are the projector's different between US and E-codes or just the cutoff shield? Can we change the cutoff shield for the same type of performance?

projectors are different, its a less restrictive lens.

Chard
11-19-2004, 01:11 AM
less restrictive because the of the shape of the cutoff shield though right? how else can it be less restrictive?

quickglx
11-19-2004, 05:16 AM
The cutoff shield is the only restriction.... Or maybe the fluting on the lens? I have clear lenses though, no ribs at all. Makes for a very sharp cutoff.

EVIL-AUDI
11-19-2004, 10:08 AM
The actual lenses in the projectors are different aswell. Less ripples in the Euro spec ones.