Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 10:46:28 +0200 From: Nel <nelfrikandelnospamail.com> Subject: Re: 9000 CS model: Additional backup lights in front indicator lights??
On Sun, 17 Sep 2006 13:16:59 GMT, "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenospam.com> wrote: > >Maybe I missed this earlier in the thread, but the lamp assembly in my 9000 >that has the cornering lights also has lamps that come on while backing up. >I believe that a change in the lamp design eliminated this feature around >1993. The Chevrolet Corvette is the only other car I know of that has side >illumination while backing up - but they put it toward the rear of the car. > >Walt Kienzle The early 9000's with the larger two coloured units, used to have them in some markets, I guess US and scandinavia. Due to regulations these were disabled on the Dutch market among other countries. See this picture: http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/1551/afbeelding5uo1.jpg The later (1992 onwards) 9000 CS had a different front, with smaller turning signals, and . Although it now seems that only for the scandinavian maket these had additional rearward facing back-up lights integrated. These are a rarity, and much sought after. See picture: http://members.home.nl/nelfrikandel/motorsteun/achteruitrijlicht.jpg Some 9000's have all the wiring for this feature in place, and with some craftsmanship the standard white (on post 1995 European models) turning signals can be fitted with an extra bulb, which lights up when put in reverse, see this picture: http://xs106.xs.to/xs106/06360/Achterruitrijlicht_2.jpg