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Old 10-08-2005, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
glull
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HID Upgrade for S80

I was wondering if anyone has tried any of the aftermarket HID kits
available. I have a 2001 S80 and was noticing that the headlight bulbs
were dimming a bit...so much so that I will be buying new lights soon.
The cost of new H7s will run me only $50 for the set, but I have seen
universal upgrade kits for cars in the $350. True, that is a lot of
cash, but not if you're headed into a tree or ditch because our
visibility was reduced.

Anyone have any advice or experience on this?

Thanks!
G
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Old 10-10-2005, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
Rob Guenther
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Re: HID Upgrade for S80

Get new H7's for the S80... headlights dim with age, if the new lights are
dim as well then there could be a wiring problem... Volvo's tend to have
good headlights on them.

Don't get HID kits, they don't work properly - you need a proper self
leveling system, not just a bulb and ballast/ignitor that retrofits into a
standard reflector... you will blind other drivers and scatter light
everywhere.

If you want HIDs, go and order the HID's from an S80 (it will cost you way
more then $350 tho) with Xenon lighting system.
"glull" <glull@maine.rr.com> wrote in message
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>I was wondering if anyone has tried any of the aftermarket HID kits
> available. I have a 2001 S80 and was noticing that the headlight bulbs
> were dimming a bit...so much so that I will be buying new lights soon.
> The cost of new H7s will run me only $50 for the set, but I have seen
> universal upgrade kits for cars in the $350. True, that is a lot of
> cash, but not if you're headed into a tree or ditch because our
> visibility was reduced.
>
> Anyone have any advice or experience on this?
>
> Thanks!
> G



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Old 10-10-2005, 23:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: HID Upgrade for S80

glull <glull@maine.rr.com> wrote:

>I was wondering if anyone has tried any of the aftermarket HID kits
>available. I have a 2001 S80 and was noticing that the headlight bulbs
>were dimming a bit...so much so that I will be buying new lights soon.
>The cost of new H7s will run me only $50 for the set, but I have seen
>universal upgrade kits for cars in the $350. True, that is a lot of
>cash, but not if you're headed into a tree or ditch because our
>visibility was reduced.
>
>Anyone have any advice or experience on this?
>


Go here:
http://www.danielsternlighting.com/



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Old 10-13-2005, 05:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: HID Upgrade for S80

Daniel Stern used to post regularly to the Volvo newsgroup giving out heaps
of first class advice. He is one of the best auto lighting specialists out
there, it is well worth reading his site on HID upgrades.

If you are really still in a fix then why not drop him a line.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/tech.html

Apart from dulling reflectors on older vehicles voltage drop is one of the
worst enemies of deteriating headlight performance. Dirty contacts eat
volts.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...ys/relays.html

Andy

"Randy G." <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote in message
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> glull <glull@maine.rr.com> wrote:
>
>>I was wondering if anyone has tried any of the aftermarket HID kits
>>available. I have a 2001 S80 and was noticing that the headlight bulbs
>>were dimming a bit...so much so that I will be buying new lights soon.
>>The cost of new H7s will run me only $50 for the set, but I have seen
>>universal upgrade kits for cars in the $350. True, that is a lot of
>>cash, but not if you're headed into a tree or ditch because our
>>visibility was reduced.
>>
>>Anyone have any advice or experience on this?
>>

>
> Go here:
> http://www.danielsternlighting.com/
>
>
>
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> Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
> \__/olvos
> '90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
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