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Old Dec 2nd, 2019, 21:28   #51
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I bought the volvo xennon headlights for my v40
Wouldn't go back to anything else
And bought a different set of bulbs and now have hid fog lohhts
Are xexons a straight swap or is there wiring to change for car to take them ?
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Old Dec 3rd, 2019, 15:07   #52
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Are xexons a straight swap or is there wiring to change for car to take them ?
Depends on what version of lights you have now, single reflector, dual reflector, 4 pin or 5 pin plug/socket.

If dual reflector (ie phase 2) with same plug then they are plug/play but officially you should have the height setting done by sensor on rear axle and not the adjuster next to light switch.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2019, 16:13   #53
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Thanks for your reply will take a look hoping it's straight swap no idea if phase 1 or 2 is 2001 1.6 only got it as a run around but headlights do worry me as roads here not lit at night so would prefer upgrading with least hassle not sure if I could fit hid with enough confidence for them not to be blinding folk ......swapping is easy I used to swap my old V40 left hand to right hand back in the day lol.
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An 01 will be phase 2, although you'll need to buy the whole hid unit from a scrappy or somewhere as you obviously can't just stick an HID bulb in a light meant for normal halogens.
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Going to make this simple HID / LED can be used in projector headlights halogen in either reflector or projector lights . HID /LED in reflector lights is going to get you a fail come MOT time

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mot-insp...#section-4-1-4

fail is 4-1-4-c
Very few cars had HID in reflector lights ( lexus is the main one )

And I'm a current MOT tester , failing these weekly for the given reason
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That's great to know thanks will keep it in mind when I finally decide on a route ....👍
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Thanks for your reply will take a look hoping it's straight swap no idea if phase 1 or 2 is 2001 1.6 only got it as a run around but headlights do worry me as roads here not lit at night so would prefer upgrading with least hassle not sure if I could fit hid with enough confidence for them not to be blinding folk ......swapping is easy I used to swap my old V40 left hand to right hand back in the day lol.
I collected quite a few parts for s/v40 including OEM HID headlights to upgrade my old S40 and then wnet and bought a V40 ready fitted

I've still got the parts (now not needed as after 4 years and on 250k miles the V40 has been replaced by a V50)

There isn't a complete set of HID headlight but i do have a pair of dual reflector headlights plus other parts and a complete set of HID reflectors, ballasts, bulbs which you should be able to build up into a HID set.

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PM me an offer, headlights seem to go for upwards of 25 each on ebay, postage would be at cost probably 20.
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I collected quite a few parts for s/v40 including OEM HID headlights to upgrade my old S40 and then wnet and bought a V40 ready fitted

I've still got the parts (now not needed as after 4 years and on 250k miles the V40 has been replaced by a V50)

There isn't a complete set of HID headlight but i do have a pair of dual reflector headlights plus other parts and a complete set of HID reflectors, ballasts, bulbs which you should be able to build up into a HID set.

See photos

PM me an offer, headlights seem to go for upwards of 25 each on ebay, postage would be at cost probably 20.
That's a great offer and many thanks for it but have gone for the osram nighrbreaker laser option arriving in morning ....
Yet again thank you for the offer and sorry not to be taking you up on it .
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Well swapped bulbs h7 out for new osram nighrbreaker laser look much brighter than those I removed and looking forwards to seeing how they are at night .....🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
Will update in the morning fingers crossed.
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And the difference to originals is like night and day we'll impressed 34 (Amazon deal ) well spent .👍👍👍👍
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