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Depo brand e-codes? 200

Thinking about upgrading the lights on my '92 245 to e-codes and found some 'Depot' brand ecode assemblies. Anyone with any experience or ever heard of this brand?

EDIT: Looks like the correct brand name is Depo rather than Depot. Found a few previous threads but no definitive vote either way. Anyone tried?

Zach
'88 244 w/161k
'90 245 w/289k
'92 245 w/159k

 





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    Depo brand e-codes? 200

    Here's some more input from an old post:

    http://www.brickboard.com/RWD/index.htm?id=1418425&show_all=1

    DS

     




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    Depo brand e-codes? 200

    Following some hunting, a company named Depo in Taiwan does indeed make repro headlights for a variety of vehicles, so it would appear to at least be possible that it wasn't a typo or misread...

    http://www.depo.com.tw/asp/pdf/R_VV_240_340_440_460_740_760_850.PDF

     




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    I wonder if the source meant ... (and if so, I can't recommend ...). 200

    I wonder if the source of "Depot" was actually "DJ Auto" -- maybe the spoken word was confused?

    There is a "DJ Auto" version of the headlights, although I have had a lot of problems* with their lack of quality. They were so bad that when it came time to buy another set for a second car, I coughed up the (considerable) extra money to buy the genuine OEM "Volvo/Cibie" lights, and they are worth every extra penny.

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    * The three mounting studs pull out of their sockets, allowing the headlights to fall off the car (if not held on by their wiring) -- the V/C lights' studs are embedded in the plastic and cannot pull out.

    The adjusters can't be finger-turned, as they're too stiff, without a small wrench or ratchet socket -- the V/C lights can be adjusted with finger-turning, nice and smooth.

    The seal or dust cover over the H4's doesn't properly stay on -- the V/C's counterpart fits nice, keeping everything clean.

    The reflector and front lens is a poor design, and although light-years ahead of the "plastic", USA/DOT headlights, is nevertheless blotchy and non-uniform (and therefore has distracting shadows) in its illumination pattern -- whereas the V/C's lights (better reflector and lens optical design) is very uniform and gives a better illumination across the field.

     




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      I wonder if the source meant ... (and if so, I can't recommend ...). 200

      did you install HID in your ecodes?

       




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        No, not HID. Only H4's ...). 200

        No. I haven't seen any HID substitute kits that allow for both low and high beam -- the only ones I've seen offer only one mode.

        I use good quality (from Daniel Stern Lighting), moderately higher wattage, H4 (along with his high temperature sockets); and with 10 gauge wiring (including negative return path, instead of relying on a chassis ground), relays (one for high and one for low on each side, or 4 all together) and fuses.

         




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