Re: 100W high beams in '98 V70
A while back the lighting guru Daniel Stern would be giving you a rollocking
by now for using overrated bulbs. Here is his sight.
I have run 100/90w bulbs in a 740 and also a 760 but never gone beyond the
standard 6/55w H7's as I believed the reflectors were polycarbonate and
might be damaged if they got too hot. On both the 740 & 760 I did not have
Whatever you do make SURE that the 3 contacts to the bulb are crimped really
tight or you will get heat at the connection block due to resistance. This
will also most likely cause a voltage drop and you could end up with an
effec tive lower light output that using orig bulbs.
Assuming you are ok with potential damage to the reflector - and if it
already getting dull then I suppose you have little to loose - and you are
hell bent on using the 100 W bulbs do be sure to check that the lighting
relay will take the current.
I have noticed that the 100w bulbs have a tendency to blacken quicker than
regular 60/55w bulbs so you may have to change a bit more often. I always
keep a spare with me in the glove box.
"Jeffrey C Honig" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I just installed some 100W H7 high-beam bulbs in my '98 V70. I'm a
> bit concerned about the current capacity of the wires. Has anyone had
> any problems doing this?