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Hey guys,<P>I'm having this problem lately where the headlights flicker up and down rapidly when I'm driving along, (it's not a smooth road mind you). Anyways, is there something in the headlight housing I should check out like the adjustment mechanism or something? I'm guessing it's my shocks, since I'm at 107K and am still running on the originals. TIA.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mike_c70:<BR><B>Hey guys,<P>I'm having this problem lately where the headlights flicker up and down rapidly when I'm driving along, (it's not a smooth road mind you). Anyways, is there something in the headlight housing I should check out like the adjustment mechanism or something? I'm guessing it's my shocks, since I'm at 107K and am still running on the originals. TIA.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>i would think its a headlight problem that volvo has recalled. there is a connector or sumthing that is not fitted well or sumthing. not sure. i THINK this might be your problem. <BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GShyneDM:<BR><B> i would think its a headlight problem that volvo has recalled. there is a connector or sumthing that is not fitted well or sumthing. not sure. i THINK this might be your problem. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Cool. THanks. So there should be TSB on it somewhere right?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mike_c70:<BR><B> Cool. THanks. So there should be TSB on it somewhere right?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>TSB??<P>here is where i found the info<BR> <A HREF="http://www.partsamerica.com/RecallDetail.asp?RecordID=35487&Year=1998&Make=VOLVO&Model=C70&CarCode=21967" TARGET=_blank>http://www.partsamerica.com/RecallDetail.asp?RecordID=35487&Year=1998&Make=VOLVO&Model=C70&CarCode=21967</A>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GShyneDM:<BR><B> TSB??<P>here is where i found the info<BR> <A HREF="http://www.partsamerica.com/RecallDetail.asp?RecordID=35487&Year=1998&Make=VOLVO&Model=C70&CarCode=21967" TARGET=_blank>http://www.partsamerica.com/RecallDetail.asp?RecordID=35487&Year=1998& Make=VOLVO&Model=C70&CarCode=21967</A> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Technical Service Bulletin. I checked your link, that's not it. My problem has nothing to do with the lights flickering (as in dimming). It's bouncing up and down. I found the TSB though. Here's the link: <A HREF="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/tsb/index.cfm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/tsb/index.cfm</A> <BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mike_c70:<BR><B>Hey guys,<P>I'm having this problem lately where the headlights flicker up and down rapidly when I'm driving along, (it's not a smooth road mind you). Anyways, is there something in the headlight housing I should check out like the adjustment mechanism or something? I'm guessing it's my shocks, since I'm at 107K and am still running on the originals. TIA.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Do a visual inspection of the clip that holds the bulb in place 90 percent of the time that is the cause of the flicker. I had the same problem on a S40 and that was the problem. <P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ijahman:<BR><B> Do a visual inspection of the clip that holds the bulb in place 90 percent of the time that is the cause of the flicker. I had the same problem on a S40 and that was the problem. <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks. I'll check that out. I'm still gonna check out that TSB though.<BR>
 

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UPDATE: Looks like something is loose. My advisor (who is now the service manager <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">) said that they are just going to swap the headlights for new ones. HID install postponed once again <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mike_c70:<BR><B>HID install postponed once again <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Argghhh...when are you ever going to get that installed?! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> We got people left and right showing off their HID upgrades...need to post some pics of C70 with HID lights to show them what's up. <P>I just procrastinate like a pig..never go snap few shots of the E-code with the 5500K HID....man..are those lights blinding or what. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B>...man..are those lights blinding or what. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yes! They look bright in the daytime, but I wouldn't want to see them coming at me at night.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B> Argghhh...when are you ever going to get that installed?! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> We got people left and right showing off their HID upgrades...need to post some pics of C70 with HID lights to show them what's up. <P>I just procrastinate like a pig..never go snap few shots of the E-code with the 5500K HID....man..are those lights blinding or what. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I know!!! I've been saying this for months now. Hopefully, once they get it fixed Friday, I'll be able to hook it up during the weekend and snap some shots. Here's a preview of just the E-code: (bandwidth warning)<P>img src="http://www.geocities.com/mike_c70/HID/Ecode/P0000732.txt"<BR><p>[This message has been edited by mike_c70 (edited 07-02-2002).]
 

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Originally posted by mike_c70:<BR> I know!!! I've been saying this for months now. Hopefully, once they get it fixed Friday, I'll be able to hook it up during the weekend and snap some shots. Here's a preview of just the E-code: (bandwidth warning)<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mike_c70:<BR><B>
Originally posted by mike_c70:<BR> I know!!! I've been saying this for months now. Hopefully, once they get it fixed Friday, I'll be able to hook it up during the weekend and snap some shots. Here's a preview of just the E-code: (bandwidth warning)<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mike_c70:<BR><B> <BR>&$^%$!!!!! What the heck am I doing wrong?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.geocities.com/mike_c70/HID/Ecode/P0000732.txt"> that? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GShyneDM:<BR><B> that? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yep, that'll do. Now imagine that extremely white (bling bling - this weekend)
 
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