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1. I made the mistake of buying halogen...now I want bi-xenon (imperfect, but still better).<br> Are xenons a drop in replacement? Anyone have a part# or source (other than ebay)? <p>2. Earlier MY07 photos showed the bluetooth controls on the steering wheel (replacing the blank button on the top right), is this in production? It is not on the website options list... if it is in production, is there a part# and is it compatible w/ 03-06 models? <p>Happy Motoring!<p>
 

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Re: Bi-xenon swap and MY07 steering wheel bluetooth (Audi-phile)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Audi-phile</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">1. I made the mistake of buying halogen...now I want bi-xenon (imperfect, but still better).<br> Are xenons a drop in replacement? Anyone have a part# or source (other than ebay)? <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Volvo have been working on a "software patch" for MY03 to MY06 XC90s should one ecide to install OEM bi-xenons (a piece of cake, when it comes to the installation of harware). But, to the best of my knowledge, that has not been achieved yet.<p>As far as Bluetooth, the new stuff are definitely not compatible with your car.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Bi-xenon swap and MY07 steering wheel bluetooth (GrecianVolvo)

Yannis<br>what about the rearview camera, is that able to be retrofitted?
 

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Re: Bi-xenon swap and MY07 steering wheel bluetooth (obiwan)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>obiwan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yannis<br>what about the rearview camera, is that able to be retrofitted?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Unfortunately, no.<p>Yannis
 

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Don't spend your money on the bi-xenons as they are a waste of money. Maybe the 2007 xenons are better but not worth the money if you get the 2006 and before in my opinion.
 

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I guess to each, its own.<p>IMHO, the xenons are great. The illumination is much better than the halogens. You can see much better with the xenons than with the halogens.<p>The only "gotcha" is that you may need to adjust them to lift them up a bit from the factory setting. Otherwise, the low beams do not illuminate far enough.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ig_mb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I guess to each, its own.<p>IMHO, the xenons are great. The illumination is much better than the halogens. You can see much better with the xenons than with the halogens.<p>The only "gotcha" is that you may need to adjust them to lift them up a bit from the factory setting. Otherwise, the low beams do not illuminate far enough.</TD></TR></TABLE>I agree, the Xenons have been great, we too raised them slightly from factory settngs (against a wall to see how far we went up). We have never been high beamed after the change, so they are not annoying to other drivers, that is more than I can say for factory Xenon systems we had from other makers (such as Acura and Nissan) where people would constantly high beam us and they were still too low to be useful.<p>
 

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I guess my previous post wasn't well written after being up all of the previous night, so I'll try and clear up my previous post. I am happy with my Xenons but Volvo should have been using the projector style in my opinion as I like those much better than the reflector style xenons. So, if you can choose either type I would go with the newer 2007 style xenons as I believe they are the projector type. Maybe one of the sales guys can correct me if I am wrong and have it backwards. I think adjusting them up would help and I should do this as several people seem to be much happier with the results.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>el_guapo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what about my07 bixenons? would these be plug n play in 03-06 models? no sheet metal changes, right?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This has been asked before. The answer is no.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: adjust bi-xenons

<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> ij_mb : how did you adjust your headlights?<br>Can you describe the "process"?<p>Thanks
 

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Re: adjust bi-xenons (Yuri)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Yuri</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> ij_mb : how did you adjust your headlights?<br>Can you describe the "process"?<p>Thanks</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ig_mb was gracious enough to show me how to do this when I got my XC90. Takes only a minute and the results are awesome. The factory setting keeps the beams really low due to which visibility is poor. It was not very confidence inspiring on our first trip. I raised the beams a little higher and the nighttime visibility is much better.<p>I think the complains about 2006 and older Xenons may be partly due to the low factory setup. I know projector type Xenons look cooler but the reflective types are equally functional.<p>You will find white plastic nut like protrusions at the locations indicated by little yellow circles in the picture below. Use a wrench to turn them clockwise/counter-clockwise to set the beams lower/higher. It may be a good idea to mark the starting position with a marker in case you need to undo the changes.<p><br> <IMG SRC="http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/5290/241xc90t6engineej8.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: adjust bi-xenons (Yuri)

Accuview beat me with a very nice picture too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>The only thing I'd add to his description that you probably don't need more than about 1/4 to 1/2 turn either way. If you have to go beyond half a turn, you are probably going too far. Marking the knob before you start allows you to easily gauge how far you've turn them. Adjust and enjoy! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I seem to recall that a 6mm socket was the required size. You can adjust them by turning the socket with your fingers, no ratchet wrench is needed.<p>Throw the socket in the console and raise them 1/4 turn at a time, driving in between adjustments. You will know when you can see much better, but are not blinding oncoming traffice.<p>jack
 

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Few days ago I also change just a little bit broken Bi-xenons on <br>XC90 2.5T VOR 2006 and I try to lift it a little bit like you <br>mention in your post...and I'm happy with result. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>So easy and thanks for nice post. <br>Best regards to all of you from Slovenia. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My is MY07 with halogen, are they the direct replacement (plug and play) with the MY07+ Bi-Xenon headlights assembly? Any software download needs to be done?<p>I don't plan to use the active part which I believe there is another button on the console to for the automatic lens swing function.
 

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Exactly my question only mine is a MY08. Is the wiring already in place or do you lose the Active functionality?<p>Thanks<p>Mike
 

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The active feature is the best with MY07-08 Active Bi-Xenons.
 

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Ya no way are the volvo non xenon better then the xenon. The xenon are much nice looking and much brighter. I work at a volvo dealer and alot of people say i wish i had gotten the xenon. Plus the 07 are even cooler. I have a used 04-06 style xenon part numer 30764401 it's the left side looks good works great. Comes with everything ballast bulbs. Want $250.00 let me know if your interested.<br>
 

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Thanks to everyone on this forum about the lights. I ordered my '08 with HID lights and just as indicated on this thread, from the factory they are aimed way too low. They were also aimed too far apart and too far to the right. Obviously Volvo is very concerned about the brightness issue.<p>The left-right adjustment is down and along the outside of each light. Due to the mechanical advantage of the adjustment you'll need to make a great deal more turns on the adjustment to see any movement in the lights. Pull the bucket out and take a look to see what I mean. <p>I found I needed two to three complete turns for the up and down adjustment and two to three times that much for the left and right adjustment. They are much closer but I still need a little tweeking.<p>FYI, the very best way to adjust your headlights is in a fog, assuming you are lucky enough to live in an area that has it once in awhile. You can get those lights aimed spot on when it's foggy.
 
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