1985 240GL Quad Headlight Conversion

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Old 03-31-2019, 11:27 PM
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I'm new here so hopefully this is the right part of the forum.

I have a 1985 240GL with the US-style quad headlight setup (4x6 high beams and low beams). I can't stand how dim and useless the sealed beams are on these and my 1991 I had way back was the same way. Is there a way to swap/fit the big round headlights from the older models? It would obviously have to not be sealed as I want to put in my own choice of bulbs but is it possible? If not I'm willing to have quad round lights. As long as I can swap bulbs like a regular car. Thanks for the input!!


The photo here has my white 85 on the left and another guy's 240 next to it with my ideal light setup.


 
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:12 AM
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If you are interested I have a pair of 4x6 Hella replacements (new in box ) for the high beams that take an H4 bulb and replace the original sealed beams. I bet you can find the same for the low beams on eBay. Just plan on adding a relay if the car doesn't already have a headlight relay. PM me and I can send you some pics
 
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:01 PM
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the big round singles were sealed beams.


truck-lite makes awesomely bright 4x6 LED headlights, high and low beams seperate.
4"x6" Rectangular LED Headlight, Polycarbonate Lens, Aluminum, Low Beam, 12-24V | Truck-Lite
4"x6" Rectangular LED Headlight, Polycarbonate Lens, Aluminum, High Beam, 12-24V | Truck-Lite
 
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:30 PM
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Hella also makes a 4x6 replacement lense - different parts for low and high beams. I have two high beams for sale new in the box (Hella 72116Bs) IPD sells them for $68 each, I'll take $35 for the pair. Never got around to installing and that car is long gone...
 
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Those Truck-Lite LEDs will get you an HID-like even bright white light with a crisp horizontal shutoff on the low beams. but, they are expensive, like $150 each, so $600 for the 4 lamps.
 
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