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- HID's – Retrofitting Them to Volvos with Factory (dull) Headlights
The Old Way – HID/Xenon Adding aftermarket Xenons to your Volvo can be a minefield of what to buy, where to buy it and what to do with it when the package arrives. Then there is the legality angle you must navigate. At 35W lights are ok but 55W are illegal? HID Here's a Volvo Forum topic with information by those who have put HID/Xenon lights in their Volvos. This was the convention 9 years ago... owners upgrading to HID but running into endless problems of "ballast" and dash lights because the electrical draw was outside of normal parameters. Some owners just lived with the dash light or message center message. BTW, if you're looking for info on replacing various bulbs, see this Volvo bulb lookup chart series. Some owners are buying new housing/reflectors and…
- Replacement/Upgrade Headlight Choices: E-code vs. DOT
There are currently FOUR different types of lights available. 1) E-Code (aka european) "jewel" lights 2) DOT (aka US Department of Transportation approved) "jewel" lights 3) E-Code "fluted" lights 4) DOT "fluted" lights. Clear vs. OEM headlamp lens
- GE Nighthawk Platinum Headlight Bulbs $19
GE 9006NHP/BP2 Nighthawk Platinum Headlight Bulbs (Low Beam), Pack of 2 $18.99 UPDATE: they're back to their usual $30, ugh I have no firsthand experience with these, only Sylvania Silverstars, which I've found to be perfectly adequate. They're about $30 for two. The Amazon ad box to the right is for bulbs that fit 1997 Volvo 850s. Check Amazon's fitment guide to get the right bulbs for your Volvo. And make sure you're buying low-beam bulbs if that's what you want. It's easy to mistake high and low-beam products. If you use that or the Amazon link at the top of MVS Volvo Forum pages it helps this site stay on the Web. The Nighthawk Platinums rate a 3.7 out of 5 stars. To compare apples-apples, my Silverstars rate a 3.6 out of 5 stars at…