Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 10:31:28 +0200
From: Nel <>
Subject: Re: 9000 CS model: Additional backup lights in front indicator lights??

On Sun, 17 Sep 2006 10:49:18 +0200, Greg Farris <> wrote: > >That sounds backwards to me. My recollection is that European cars imported to >the US had to b fitted with crappy "sealed-beam" headlights because all their >high-performance halogen lights were illegal in the US. Cars like Citroen, with >mechanical cornering lights had to be substantially modified for US import. This same fact happened both ways. US cars imported to European countries had to be modified also, sealed-beam headlight units, at least for the low beam, had to be removed and replaced with halogen units, cornering lights and front side marker lights had te be removed/disabled. Also any color but white used to be forbidden on the front of a car, so US cars with orange parking lights (integrated with the turning signal) were not allowed, these had to be modified as well Furthermore in the old days these regulations varied between every Euopean country, so a US car imported to Sweden, Switserland, Holland or France would need different adaptations. US manufacturors didn't even bother, and shipped the cars as they were, leaving any adaptations to the importers. Nowadays the regulations are the same for all of the EU. >Can't think of a North American car with cornering lights. There are many though. Personally I've seen them on '76 Cadillac Seville, '79 Eldorado and 1986 Eldorado. These cars we owned ourselves, and once I found out about these cornering lights, I managed to get them to work again, which was great!

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