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post #2 of (permalink) Old 19th January 2008
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Hi Timmy - first of all they are illegal for road use. Secondly you are likely to burn out a switch or worse an UCH which would cost hundreds to repair. Also the wiring could catch fire and I'm sure if your insurers knew thay would withdraw cover or fail to pay out in the event of a claim. Personnaly I tried it once many years ago on a pesky Fiat Uno - burnt out two switches and spent 200 on a partial rewire. There are whats known as ultra bright bulbs out there which claim to have more punch but are still within the recommended wattage
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