I was looking around and saw that some people were running HID kits with stock headlights (not bi-xenon). Can you run HID's on MY01 , or do i need to worry about melting important parts? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
Re: Can you install HID's on 01 stock headlights? (CaseJ)
I have been running 6000k h.i.d.'s for about 6 or so months now, no problems. I can't imagine how I drove without them all this time, it is such a great improvement. Becareful of which kit you buy, because most will set off the light sensor's inside because they run at 35 watts insteat of the regular 55 watts. There are ways around this from my understanding, but I just bought a set that was specifically designed not to set off the sensors in a s60.
I actually bought my kit from ebay, link.... <A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/6000K-MTEC-XENON-HID-CONVERSION-KIT-VOLVO-S80-S60_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ36476QQihZ010QQitemZ200003857162QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...ZWDVW</A> it is actually a plug and play kit, I don't remember the bulb type on the s60, but the kit come with the correct type. If you want to know exact bulb go to sylvania.com and find out or someone can pitch it. The buyer also offers the 8000k kit if you ask.
keep in mind that most factory h.i.d.'s are 4300 k. My kit is 6000k which has a slight blue tint to it, however it still looks oem. 8000k, the blue is more noticeable, but it also brighter. For function I would go for 6000k, for looks i like the 8000<br>
To answer your question, yes, HID's will run on the stock headlight assembly for the 2001 models. As for the type of kit to get, there are a couple of choices. First off is the way the kit gets its power. Some kits connect directly to the battery terminal, others run through a relay first and then to the battery terminal(safer in my opinion). As far as the "bulb failure" light goes, you can get rid of it with either kit. Just search the threads and you'll find it. Color wise I wouldn't go any higher than 6000k because you start to lose light output beyond 6000k and it looks more non-factory like.
kits that connect directly from the battery are the worse kit on the market cause your system can be damage any time, believe me i have more than 3 years selling my products to dealers including volvos.
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5Killa</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Color wise I wouldn't go any higher than 6000k because you start to lose light output beyond 6000k and it looks more non-factory like.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Exactly i think light output peaks out at about 5000k, the higher the number, the more white/blue/purple youll get but light output will be less therefore there will be more strain on your eyes.