quote:[HR][/HR]I think it would be harder to see with your mirrors than actually turning around and looking out the window.
I always back by looking in the mirrors. It's a necessity when driving the van at work, it as no rear windows to look out of. Because of this, I always back up by the mirrors on regular cars as well.[HR][/HR]
You mean you can't roll down your side window? When was your car built... in the 18th century?
I would avoid the 50 watt halogen retrofit bulbs (about 5 bucks apiece). The package says they are safe to use in all vehicles but I disagree. I tried them in my brake lights and they do indeed get very hot. After a short period I could smell hot plastic in the trunk. Even the outside of the taillight lens was getting warm. I quickly took them out to avoid heat damage.
Also, those bulbs are more than double the rated 21 watts for the stock bulbs. If you use two, you increase electrical load from 42 watts to 100 watts.
To achieve a modest increase in light output, I recommend you try the 3497 krypton-filled lamps, commonly found on Hondas, Acuras, and some other Japanese makes. They are Japanese spec lamps. The 3497 will replace the P21W. It uses 27 watts, but is rated at 45 candlepower. The P21W is rated at around 37.
quote:[HR][/HR]You mean you can't roll down your side window? When was your car built... in the 18th century?
Of course the window can be rolled down, but what does that help me? I cant see what's happening on the rigth side of the van when I hang out of the left side window, can I? I see more in the mirrors than by hanging out the window.
I know they have cameras on the new Cadillac's, in fact the original EVOQ didn't have any rearview mirrors at all, it had all camera's. Too bad that has absolutely nothing to do with the original post!
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