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Re: s70 replacement headlight assembly question

Post by BEJinFbk » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:25 am

Great deal! I wish there were JYs like that here.
And +1 to the common wiring harnesses in these cars.
99% of P80’s are very well designed and engineered.
Decades later, owners are still enjoying that advantage.

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Re: s70 replacement headlight assembly question

Post by blkbeauty » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:27 pm

They are holding up great! Had them for over two years with no issues. No special bulbs, just remember you need bulbs for C70, vice V70 and you will be fine. Just a side note, C70 bulbs are way more expensive than V70 bulbs.
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Re: s70 replacement headlight assembly question

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:32 am

That is like:
Q: What is the difference between a Black and White TV antenna, a Color TV antenna and a Digital TV antenna?
A: $20.00 and $40.00.

blkbeauty wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:27 pm
No special bulbs, just remember you need bulbs for C70, vice V70 and you will be fine. Just a side note, C70 bulbs are way more expensive than V70 bulbs.
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Re: s70 replacement headlight assembly question

Post by BEJinFbk » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:21 pm

blkbeauty wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:27 pm
They are holding up great! Had them for over two years with no issues. No special bulbs, just remember you need bulbs for C70, vice V70 and you will be fine. Just a side note, C70 bulbs are way more expensive than V70 bulbs.
Good to know. I’m always a little leary of aftermarket parts.
I’m glad to hear that they’re working well for you. As far as
the lamps being a little more expensive? Cheap Insurance! :mrgreen:
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Re: s70 replacement headlight assembly question

Post by j-dawg » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:33 pm

never had a set of factory fogs I thought were useful for anything, except on my W123 and W124 Benzes. those had "fog lights" integrated into the headlamp unit, and they were just really bright low beams that didn't point at other driver's faces. actually useful for driving through the dark.

actually, the lights on my Fiesta were useful when pulling into my block back in Texas at night. they threw a pretty wide pattern, so I could see around one particular tight corner without shining my brights into all the neighbors' houses. but if it'd been an optional extra, I'd decline at any price over $50 with no regrets.
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Re: s70 replacement headlight assembly question

Post by abscate » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:20 pm

Most fog lights are just “
I spent too much on this car” markers
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Re: s70 replacement headlight assembly question

Post by BEJinFbk » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:17 pm

abscate wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Most fog lights are just “
I spent too much on this car” markers
"I think I'll put yellow lamps in mine... Maybe PIAA's!" :wink:
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Re: s70 replacement headlight assembly question

Post by FLXC90 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:28 am

BEJinFbk wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:17 pm
abscate wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Most fog lights are just “
I spent too much on this car” markers
"I think I'll put yellow lamps in mine... Maybe PIAA's!" :wink:
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Re: s70 replacement headlight assembly question

Post by Varney » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:56 pm

I had the same problem with my XC. I put the v70 version of these on my XC and installed LEDs in them and it went from driving in the dark to concentrated sunlight without the oncoming traffic blind: https://www.ebay.com/itm/S70-1996-2000- ... 2941714877?

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