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Caravelle Headlights
07-17-2016, 05:33 PM
Post: #1
Caravelle Headlights
The rectangular Caravelle-type low beam headlights on my Syncro are really very poor.

I’ve received advise to :
a. Replace the halogen bulbs with new ones since they get tired with old age, or
b. Replace the halogen bulbs with Xenon bulbs, or
c. Replace the entire grill with round headlights (expensive option).

I’ve also thought of attaching an LED light bar to the bulbar and angling it low to complement the low beams, but I’m not sure if this is practical / legal.

I would really appreciate any comments / advice / experience you wish to share.
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07-17-2016, 07:20 PM
Post: #2
RE: Caravelle Headlights
The cheapest thing to do is firstly to check that you are still getting 12v to your head lights as this might be the reason for the poor light. Fitting a relay may be all you need.
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07-22-2016, 06:46 PM
Post: #3
RE: Caravelle Headlights
Hi there,
Check out Enkie's upgrade solution. Works like a dream, done the BosBus with double headlights and the Syncro I sold that had Caravelle headlights. Not too expensive and really worth the investment.

http://www.syncrosa.co.za/forum/showthread.php?tid=1422

Frans Joubert aka BosBus

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1998 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor Sport - PlatKar
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09-17-2016, 11:46 AM
Post: #4
RE: Caravelle Headlights
Thanks for the advice, guys.

I ended up fitting H4 LED "globes". What a fantastic improvement !! So far this is a success story.

I don’t like the fact that they have a mechanical component (small fan), but if they last anything near the 10 000 hours as promised on the box, I would definitely fit them again.
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09-17-2016, 03:48 PM
Post: #5
RE: Caravelle Headlights
Which make and where did you buy?

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09-20-2016, 10:30 PM
Post: #6
RE: Caravelle Headlights
It's a "no name" Chinese brand - V16 Turbo LED. I bought them at Triple X in Centurion on the advice of the chappie at Goldwagen.
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