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    1972 Beetle U.S. style headlights

    Hi everyone,

    I have recently acquired a 1972 Beetle with pre '67 front wings which have the sloping headlights with the indicators which sit in front of the headlights within the housing.

    My issue is that when driving with the headlights on, other drivers find it difficult to notice the indicators flashing. Is this normal/bad design?
    I know I could mount some wing top indicators but I do like the look of the wings as they are.
    Your comments are welcome.

    Thanks

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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    Your profile doesn't say where you live, are you from USA?

    Make sure the indicators have good connections and voltage.

    Crasher is the Beetle expert he may give some advise when he reads this.

    Post moved to correct section as OP can't read sub forum titles.
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    A typical Cal Look problem. I use the Porsche 911 headlight and put an E approved indicator unit behind the horn grill or set (aka Frenched) into the bumper.
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    Thanks Crasher, I thought that might be the answer.. Thanks to KeithUK as well, sorry I didn't realise.
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