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My drivers side ballast has gone bad and needs replacing. What would be the best way to go about fixing it? Should I buy a new kit form offline? Any recommendations are welcomed!<p>Thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Ballast Replacing (12188s60)

I think it cost me $700 a couple years ago to have that and the bulb replaced. The ballast blew the bulb, they said it got water in it somehow and shorted out. If you can get it and install it yourself you can save a bit of coin! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Ballast Replacing (dave_n_ruth)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dave_n_ruth</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think it cost me $700 a couple years ago to have that and the bulb replaced. The ballast blew the bulb, they said it got water in it somehow and shorted out. If you can get it and install it yourself you can save a bit of coin! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Jesus.. go to sharphid.com he specializes in Volvo I think you can get slim line ballasts plug and play for $80 shipped? Bulb included.
 

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Re: Ballast Replacing (badams1897)

For the HID bulb? Hell of a deal considering it retails around $200 each.<br>Edit: Ok, maybe $200 a pair.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dave_n_ruth</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">For the HID bulb? Hell of a deal considering it retails around $200 each.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes.. that is a complete rip off. You can buy 4300k HID bulbs from John Sharp way cheaper. They are just like OEM if not better. The kits he sells are Apexcone and come with a lifetime warranty bulb is covered as well. 100% the best source for all HID
 

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Re: Ballast Replacing (badams1897)

I'll need to keep that in mind next time one goes out.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dave_n_ruth</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'll need to keep that in mind next time one goes out.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah Email John directly he is a volvospeed member and I think sweedespeed as well. His email is on the website. Actually I am not sure if he can help with the S60R or not.. I would email him directly and ask. However this URL is from previous post you want a D2R bulb I believe from here.. still cheap<p> <A HREF="http://www.suvlights.com/index.php" TARGET="_blank">http://www.suvlights.com/index.php</A>
 
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