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Old 07-08-2008, 08:30 AM   #15 (permalink)
Shawn D.
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The White Car - '84 Mercedes-Benz 300td
90 day: 28.84 mpg (US)

The Blue Car - '86 BMW 535i
Last 3: 23.86 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by justpassntime View Post
I have had cars before that if the high beams were on the lows were too, I thought they were all that way.
What many folks don't understand is that those "low" beams are actually low/high beams with dual filaments. Thus, while your "low" beam headlights were on with the highs, they were on high beam, not low beam. The headlights you installed and many new headlights only have a single filament per headlight.

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