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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mr. T5:<BR><B>Did anybody buy the aftermarket retrofit xeonons for their s60s? how do they work?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Naah, I went the cheap way...changed all my lightbulbs (as an experiment) with xenon <I>filled</I> lighbulbs; cost me $18 (wholesale) per lightbulb. If I did the whole kit, I would have to shell out about $550 (and about $50 for my tech to install the whole kit), I would rather spend the money elsewhere. I am saving up for both a sport exhaust and the new Nav system.<P>The xenon filled lightbulbs are OK. Just a bit brighter but not huge difference as the OEM lightbulbs were very good. The light is slightly "bluer", but nothing extraordinary. I just ordered new PIAA White plasma bulbs for my fogs. See how they perform...<P><BR>Yannis<P><P>
 

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Wow, $18 for each bulb? And are they obvious bluer and distinguishable from the stock lights? Is it hard to install them? You'd have to take off the cover and do wiring and a lot of stuff?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bfavre4:<BR><B>Wow, $18 for each bulb? And are they obvious bluer and distinguishable from the stock lights? Is it hard to install them? You'd have to take off the cover and do wiring and a lot of stuff?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Don't forget...I work for a Volvo Retailer so I can get things a lot cheaper! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>They were not particularly hard to install...just the high beam lightbulbs were a bit of a pain in the a$$. No wiring...just unplug the old ones (which I kept) amd plug in the new bulbs.<P>The light produced is not particularly blue...perhaps a very faint blue. And it takes about 3 seconds (if they are cold) for them to reach their peak...kinda like the real HIDs.<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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Well I really want the bi-xenon ones from volvo but they only have it in UK. Aren't the new nav system around $3000?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mr. T5:<BR><B>Well I really want the bi-xenon ones from volvo but they only have it in UK. Aren't the new nav system around $3000?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I hear that the bi-xenons will be available for all 2003 models sometime during that model year.<P>The new Navigation system lists for $1,895, ordered from the factory.<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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Do you know where can I find the new nav system at that price? cuz last time I quoted from my dealer was 3000 dollars with installation
 

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For the xenons, do yuo think 2001 and 2002 models can be converted with the new bi-xenon lights?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mr. T5:<BR><B>For the xenons, do yuo think 2001 and 2002 models can be converted with the new bi-xenon lights?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I am sure they could. You will definitely need more work as far as installing a ballast, a starter, etc., which will probably drive the labor costs up.<P>The $3,000 price that you have been quoted is actually right and a pretty good number. That is for a dealer-installed system, our price is about that. It is pretty ridiculous, when you can get it for under $2k from the factory.<P>Yannis<P>
 
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