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Hey guys, I'm sure there's been lots of posts and i've searched through a bunch . Most of the posts I found however, were not my model year (05 and older) so I'm not sure if I have the right information. I'm pretty much a complete volvo newbie. Anyways, after browsing through the posts, this is what I got (correct me if I'm wrong):

The temperature K is just for color, and I'm hoping for a whiter (not really into the blue) color which is 43k. Also, i know sharphid.com and ddmtuning.com both have kits at affordable prices. I've heard of a lot of "bulb out error" messages being mentioned due to a wattage difference. Now, how can I avoid this message completely without using a relay harness/ having to drill into anything? What kit would I need for that? Also, I'm aware that these won't pass inspection so I'm going to have to switch back and forth before taking it in. Therefore, I was wondering the degree of difficulty of changing back and forth between the two types of headlights. Once again, just looking for any helpful information on HID conversion that would fit the low beam s60 2007 model. Also. on the ddm website, s60 was listed as cars with common problems and may need the relay harness and bow3s? What are bow3s? I haven't seen anything mentioned about those on any of the threads.

in short:

1. whiter color
2. no error messages on bulb out ( guessing I should go with the 55 w but there's not guarantee eh?)
3. information on degree of difficulty for installation
4. no drilling or cutting of any type if possible (plug and play would be ideal!)
5. any other helpful information/tips anyone might have that i should know before buying

Thank you very much in advance for feedback. Much appreciated!
 

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Hey I have an 06 so hopefully I can shed some light. The whitest color you can get is what I have....5000k from DDMtuning. I am using a relay harness and have drls deactivated. I am using the 35 watt kit. I have not tried the error message canceler so I can't say it works. I have no errors because my relay is hooked up to my parking lights so the switch is never in headlight position. Its a pain getting the bulbs in if you don't want to remove stuff ( air box, washer filler neck etc). The good thing about the relay harness is that removing the relay or fuse disables the hids and all u need need do is install stock bulbs and you'll pass inspection. Afterwards put the hid bulbs in connect them to the relay harness and plug in the fuse. Back to hids . Hopefully some of this info helps
 

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Im from canada and i have DRLs. All i needed was a capacitor, no bulb out warning and no flickering.
 

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thanks for the help

one more question, did you need mounting brackets? I got help from John over at SharpHID although I'll probably still go to DDM as the prices are simply cheaper for pretty much identical products. Also, he said I would need a BOW harness which is listed on the SharpHID website, but I'm pretty sure it's the error code eliminator. No relay harness needed he said.
 

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I had the DDM Tuning slim 35W 4500K HID's, which has a nice white non-blue color, installed on my 05 without any BOW (error code eliminator) and had no issues. I did however remove them due to the fact that they really were throwing light all over the place because the housing isn't meant for HID's. I was flashed almost everyday even though I aimed them as low as I could.
 
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