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good day!

i would just like to ask if i can install an 85watt low beam headlight to a base R170 without any upgrade to the wiring harness and such? the stock is 55w.
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Apart from the obvious risk of dazzling other road users and running the risk of them colliding with you, or even worse, running over and killing to death innocent pedestrians - especially when wet (due to specular reflections ), you will stand a real risk of melting the headlamp housing or wiring due to the extra current flowing.

Laws for maximum light output are there for a good reason, the design of the housing and wiring is costed down to these regulations.

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