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Old 04-21-2011, 12:34 PM   #57
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I can't help with the early WRV headlights, but I can agree with DrDave that the Depot lights are good quality. I'm doubtfull that all of these aftermarket BMW lights are of a quality standard that you might be happy with. I also think that whatever brand light you buy, the LED Halo is the way to go. The other choice is "CCFL" and they are a fluorescent type glass tube. They have a transformer/starter similar to a fluorescent light fixture and I have read that their performance is not as good if you happen to be in a colder climate. (another good reason to stay away from cold weather) Whatever you decie to order on-line, make sure they show you some good detailed pictures not just a picture or two. Hopefully they will show you a close-up of the lens so you can get an idea of the quality of the construction.

I have bought these lights in the link below from this seller and been very satisfied.


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Old 04-21-2011, 10:24 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by Wayne R View Post
TP, still too pimpy?
I like the yellow LED's for the turn signals and was originally looking for that, but I really like the headlights with the black casings better. Too many rice burners (probably not PC) with that silver euro-style headlamp around these parts. I have a friend with that style on his Vectra and he really likes them. Me? Not so much.

It really also depends on the colors of the coach. On the websites, that lamp looks good on some colors and terrible on black.

However, my opinion is only my own, as I am regularly reminded.


Those are the same I purchased. They are made by DEPO / REVi MotorWerks. Hella also makes some that are good quality. I would stick with those brands. However, it looks like the price is climbing.


The halos are a retrofit to many headlamps. They can be inserted into the old headlamps, depending on the setup. I was trying to help a friend update his Wanderlodge and we found that the Bronco lamps he had could be retro fitted, re-using the old ones. I found them by doing a search on YouTube and saw some postings. Looks weird on a real Bronco, though.

Your best bet would be to find what vehicle the original headlamp was manufactured for.

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Thanks everyone but as I've said somewhere else, these lights (BMW or equivalent) will not fit the 1999 and earlier Alpines. The lights on these coaches are completely different (regular sealed beam) and I suspect even the entire front fiberglass clip is also completely different on these models which also have separate turn signals.
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You still may be able to find replacements. Surely they were used on some vehicle somewhere. Look for identifying symbols or parts numbers on the lenses or casing. I was able to find the correct lights for a friend just by Googling the part number on his lens. There are also an ex-WRV employee or two that watch this forum. Hopefully they'll pipe up.

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