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Weird Bulb "Conversion" by previous 2004 v70 owner

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Weird Bulb "Conversion" by previous 2004 v70 owner

Post by packetfire » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:18 pm

An interesting "previous owner" kludge... I wanted to upgrade the headlight bulbs in my 2004 v70 to 9011 (H11) and H9 bulbs, but found that the prior owner had cut off the stock connectors, and removed the quarter-turn mountings on the low beams, replacing them with H7 style bulb connectors (twin push-on lugs) and a kludgey-looking pot metal mounting surface, with a spring that almost, but not quite works to hold the bulb in place

I can replace the connectors, but I cannot find the quarter-turn bulb mountings as stand-alone parts to purchase.

Anyone have broken headlights from which I scan scavenge the "back end" quarter-turn bulb mounting surface? I don't even know what to call it.
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Re: Weird Bulb "Conversion" by previous 2004 V70 owner

Post by MadeInJapan » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:07 am

Sounds like the previous owner might have run HID's for the headlights and when he got ready to sell it went back to what he figured was close enough to stock. I'd say that you might have better luck on eBay or a junk yard. V70, XC70's and even some S80's might have the same connector as long as they weren't running Zenons. Good luck!!
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