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Re: Aftermarket HID Data - If you have installed a kit read this (theshadow27)

35W Kaixen 5000K's installed (purchased via SS GB last fall) in the 08 C70 in December 2009. DRL's disabled. Absolutely no problems or issues (no harness, no BOW).

Mrs. T's 05 V50 has the factory HID's (35W 5000K?). Can't really see a difference between the 2 cars now.

I replaced the stock halogen High Beam H11's with 65W Toshiba HIR 9011's from [email protected] about a month ago. Really like the 'whiter' light and 'throw' of these vs. the stock halogen High Beams. You can also buy these at http://store.candlepower.com/9011.html (better price?)

I also replaced the "City Lights" with LED's from eBay. Really like the whiter light/look of the LED's.
 

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Re: Aftermarket HID Data - If you have installed a kit read this (theshadow27)

First time used the battery harness, BOW message displayed on 35W @ 8,000k kit

Tried using these to eliminate bow and fried the wwm with the same 35w kit


tried the Sharphid bow harness with the same 35w kit and worked with no bow message for about a year

upgraded to a 55w kit for low beams and moved 35w kit to fog lights, one side only lighted, so i just took the bow harness off and put the halogens back on until i ordered another one from sharphid, but your stuff fell from heaven lol
 

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Re: Aftermarket HID Data - If you have installed a kit read this (heico2.4i)

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35W @ 8,000k kit

Do you remember the brand?
 

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Shadow-forgot to mention that I have my drl's disabled, but my sister's car does not. Just for more info for the file.
 

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Re: Aftermarket HID Data - If you have installed a kit read this (theshadow27)

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Do you remember the brand?

Tech one
 

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Quote, originally posted by Veefifty T5AWD »
Shadow-forgot to mention that I have my drl's disabled, but my sister's car does not. Just for more info for the file.
Got it http://********************/smile/emthup.gif So you have 35w Kaixen's w/DRL disabled in your V50 and your sister has 35w Kaixen's w/o DRLs disabled in her S40.

Quote, originally posted by heico2.4i »
Tech one
Thanks


Quote, originally posted by genjy »

Yeah. I have a set of Raptors waiting to be installed... I don't mind the size, as long as they are durable and reliable.
I don't have experience with the Rapotrs, but so far we have about 9.1 years of success with DDM slim 55w between us.
 

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Quote, originally posted by theshadow27 »

Got it http://********************/smile/emthup.gif So you have 35w Kaixen's w/DRL disabled in your V50 and your sister has 35w Kaixen's w/o DRLs disabled in her S40.

http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Aftermarket HID Data - If you have installed a kit read this (theshadow27)

(1) A few Months ago

(2) 35w 8000k brand http://www.euroefx.com/

(3) just the ballast plug and play "Low beam failure" only displayed when my lights where in the auto position due to 2 low of wattage so i just got my Volvo dealer to flash my system to make it an off switch instead of auto

i have not had to replace my wiper motor (WMM) after installing your HID kit
 

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Guys, please save me a search(I'm a bit pressed for time ATM too). I have an 05 s40 t5 with bi-xenons and I'm looking to get some low beam HID kits (6000k I guess). Can anybody give me a link to where I can order from and a recommendation of what I should be ordering? I would appreciate the help!
 

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Quote, originally posted by jbassett30 »
(1) A few Months ago

(2) 35w 8000k brand http://www.euroefx.com/

(3) just the ballast plug and play "Low beam failure" only displayed when my lights where in the auto position due to 2 low of wattage so i just got my Volvo dealer to flash my system to make it an off switch instead of auto

i have not had to replace my wiper motor (WMM) after installing your HID kit

I can't find a HID kit on that website (http://www.euroefx.com). Did you install a HID kit (bulbs, ballasts, requires drilling a hole in the headlight housing) in place of the halogen capsules?

Or are you referring to these halogen incandescent bulbs that are not HID (High Intensity Discharge)?

Quote, originally posted by ProBoner »
Guys, please save me a search(I'm a bit pressed for time ATM too). I have an 05 s40 t5 with bi-xenons and I'm looking to get some low beam HID kits (6000k I guess).
If you have factory bi-xenon why do you need an HID kit? This really doesn't belong in this thread. But FYI with the stock bi-xenon the bulb is a D2S. You can find this info in the online factory manual, linked to from the short cut thread stickied at the top of this forum.
 

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Quote, originally posted by theshadow27 »


I can't find a HID kit on that website (http://www.euroefx.com). Did you install a HID kit (bulbs, ballasts, requires drilling a hole in the headlight housing) in place of the halogen capsules?

Or are you referring to these halogen incandescent bulbs that are not HID (High Intensity Discharge)?

If you have factory bi-xenon why do you need an HID kit? This really doesn't belong in this thread. But FYI with the stock bi-xenon the bulb is a D2S. You can find this info in the online factory manual, linked to from the short cut thread stickied at the top of this forum.

Sorry bro didn't realize they must have took down the info from there web page ...I got the HID Kit at the La auto show for $80 but not sure what they go for normally

here is some pix's of it with info in case you wana call them and see if they still offer the kits

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Re: Aftermarket HID Data - If you have installed a kit read this (theshadow27)

Three questions:
(1) When you installed the kit (approximately, like a year ago, a month ago, etc...)
I installed the Kit Dec 2009.
(2) If the kit is 35w or 55w (if you're not sure it's probably 35w), and the brand if you remember.
Its a 35W 5000K system. It was Kaixen (through the group buy)
See Herehttp://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=125013 and Here http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=124833
(3) If a battery harness, BOW eliminator, etc... was required for the kit to work, and if so, is the "Low beam failure" message still displayed.
I simply connected the plug and play setup into the cars current power wiring harness for the bulb. I have had only one Low Beam Failure message and that was bc my car started with a SSS (and one of the ballasts didn't fully fire the bulb, turned the car off removed key and it has been fine ever since)
This was a really great kit and the visual difference was amazing, (I would have gone with the 55w kit but they ran out).
 

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Re: (Zarb)

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Do the raptors need BOW eliminators?

Maybe, but just because someone did it doesn't make it a good idea. As I've said before:

Quote, originally posted by theshadow27 »


Yes it's possible for an aftermarket HID kit to work without a warning. Certainly there are some kits that work out of the box.

No it's not possible for an aftermarket HID kit to function normally.

Here's the analogy: Take a bunch of cars (BMW, Volvo, Honda, Ford, etc..) and fill up the tank with 9 gallons of fuel and 1 gallon of water. Is it possible for for some of them to run without a warning? Sure. Will some refuse to start? Absolutely. Is it good for any of them? No.

Just because it works doesn't mean it's good for the ballast or the electrical system. One, or both, will fail much sooner than otherwise because neither is running under design spec conditions.
 

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Here goes nothing ...

As mentioned previously, the right head lamp shares ground "GND" with the wiper motor. That ground wire is bolted on to the right strut tower.



If your HIDs take out your wipers, you needn't replace the whole wiper motor for $$$ just to get them going again. From under the cowl, dismount the wiper motor and take it apart.
Take out the circuit board, and with a tester, test both chips that are circled in red "see pic below" It's almost always the one closer to the edge of the board "in the bigger circle"





Remove using a soldering iron, then solder a new one in it's place.

This has been accomplished and guaranteed 100% to fix the burnt out wiper motor!!
If i only had access to a higher res. pics to read the print on those chips, this post could have been more informative, unfortunately, i do not.

the author finished the job and put everything back in its place before posting those pics, nevertheless, those chips cost him 2$ each.


Special thanks to Frenkie and Wrbics from the Czech Volvo forums for solving this one http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

In case anyone needs to know the OE number of the wiper motor, it's: 30699344
 

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Re: Aftermarket HID Data - If you have installed a kit read this (Zarb)

DDM Slims from SharpHID
35w 7000k w/BOW-3
Installed ~2 years ago - No problems

Now only one bulb fires (been that way for ~4 months).
 
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