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    Headlight relay kit comparison question

    Can someone compare the JWest headlight relay kit with the Kroon Wire Harnessess kit. The Kroon kit seems to fit better by the photos, but it does cost quite a bit more.

    Jim F.

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    Senior Member StephenAcworth's Avatar
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    There’s also John Audette’s kit.
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    I will take a look at that one. Do you have a link. I looked at his website and he describes the J West kit, but I do not see his own.
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    Original parts restorer jaudette3's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenAcworth View Post
    There’s also John Audette’s kit.
    Thanks for the mention Stephen, but I like and resell JW West's excellent kit.
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    Senior Member NorthernThrux's Avatar
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    Functionally the two kits (JW West and Kroon) do exactly the same thing. Aesthetically, the Kroon one looks OEM with the round relays that mount with the same rubber nubbins into the holes next to the fuse holder and the proper sheathing on the wiring harness. Just depends what you are looking for.

    If you use the one John sells, then you probably want to hide the relays to look right. If you use the Kroon, they mount right there next to the fog light relay.

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    I'd never seen the Kroon kit referenced here, only their kit that looks like the JWest kit I've been using. Just went to order one but didn't complete my purchase. The price of the kit is what it is, but they wanted to charge me 70 euros for shipping. Ridiculous.
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    I tried to order the Kroon and punted at shipping as well! I shipped an entire Stahlwille wrench set from Italy for half of what they wanted to send 2 relays and some wire.

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    Per the other thread, they will do special lower cost shipping if you ask, but you can't do it on the website:

    I got something small mailed from them for 5 euros, didn't take long either (maybe a week to CA?).
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    There is a new relay kit from kroon on the market. they use the original porsche relays and sockets. looks loke original

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    I had checked with “ Restoration Design “ although they are primarily know for their Sheet metal products , they are also doing harnesses. I spoke to their harness guy who checked info/spec. for harness .
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