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The H1 bulbs that go into the stock front fog lamps are held by a plastic bayonet type fitting. One of the bayonet fittings on the driver's side lamp broke, and now the bulb doesnt "seat" tightly creating a poor ground which has done two things:<br>1.) totally toasted the wiring harness from the plug (that attaches to the fog lamp) All carboned up and melted down a bit from shorting i'd guess<br>2.) the fog lamps won't stay on, or more like it, don't come on until I giggle the wiring harness and "seat" the lamp better in the bayonet fitting.<p>I need to fix <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> /replace the drivers side fog lamp. What should I do? stay stock by ordering a new lamp, and if so, where's the best (cheapest) place to do this? or b.) should I try to fit something aftermarket down in there?<p>looking for advise.<p>regards,<p>dcg
 

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Re: 98 V70 XC Fog Light Issue (dave g)

Hey Dave,<br>You may want to try an track down a wrecked XC and see if you can pull the parts-- maybe an online recycler of Volvo parts. You could also try volvoparts.com , I think that's the name, and get a price from them. You may want to price from the dealer as a comparison to a set of aftermarket lights which could range from $30 on up to pricey Hella fogs. Staying stock may require less fuss - a set of aftermarket lights may require a relay setup for the install, no biggie just more time consuming.<p>Are the H1 bulbs that were in the stock fog lamps rated at the same wattage as stock bulbs...or are they still stock bulbs? I'm not sure what the wiring is rated for, but if the bulbs are drawing more power the wiring may have been overloaded and caused the meltdown-- just a thought. <p>I see in you sig that you have an 01 S4 Avant. I had an 01 Imola S4 Avant w/ Tip for six months, then I lost my job in the telcom sector. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> I still miss the ShortBus. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 98 V70 XC Fog Light Issue (83caddy16v)

thanks for the heads up on going to the "junk yard". I've been thinking about doing that, and staying stock would be easier. I still have H1 55 watts, but they are the Philips "weathervision". Their answer to the ion bulb over at piaa. got 'em out of england, <A HREF="http://www.autolamps-online.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autolamps-online.com</a>. work great. have them in the fogs' on the S4 Avant too. Went with the philips "visionplus" H7s for the v70 low beams, and s4 high beams. still 55 watts, but 50% brigher?? <p>Here's the v70 from a pic on ipd's garage sale 2 years ago:<br><A HREF="http://www.adayandalife.com/images/wagons122andxc2.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.adayandalife.com/images/wagons122andxc2.jpg</a><p>some pics of the s4 in snow, some buried while snow cat skiing in Southern Oregon Jan 02.<br><A HREF="http://www.adayandalife.com/new_page_7.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.adayandalife.com/new_page_7.htm</a><p>yeah, the s4 is basically the most fun car i've ever driven. period, full stop!<br>
 

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Re: 98 V70 XC Fog Light Issue (dave g)

I had this problem - and it originates with corrosion in the connection. (Corrosion increases reistance, which causes heat.) I had to replace the gray connector and the bayonet mount (because they melted). My dealer actually had the parts I needed in stock, so I did both sides for $20 total. Now I put tri-flo (an electrically conductive synthetic lubricant) on the connections and wrapped them with one winding of electrical tape.<p>seatback<p><br>[Modified by seatback, 9:44 PM 12-3-2002]<BR><BR>
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Re: 98 V70 XC Fog Light Issue (seatback)

thanks for info, for $20 you must not have replaced the whole fog assemble. In fact, just last night I was reading about a electrical grease that you are refering to. I have to look into it. My Bayonet mount is broken and is what i believe caused the connector problem, don't really know however.
 
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