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Headlight stinks!!

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Old 09-13-2016, 03:22 PM
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Default Headlight stinks!!

I had this dim headlight problem since I bought the car years ago and I then purchased hids and its better but still stinks. The lenses are fog free and in great condition and that is why I don't know what else to do.
 
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:55 AM
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In car headlights, all the light has to go backward and bounce off the reflector. In this case, when the reflector is the problem, bulbs don't really make much difference.

I tried this and I'm very pleased with it, but it's certainly not high class:
https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...ght-fix-88159/

New headlights are reasonably affordable, but I thought it would be more fun to try something innovative. I read some online reports from folks who tried different reflective paints and compared the results, but of course what you really need is a mirror.
 
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Old 09-17-2016, 12:11 PM
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Thanks firebird, I have been looking for an aftermarket light with a clearer lenses but they are crazy. $200 a side????
 
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My lenses are glass, clearness isn't an issue.
 
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:51 PM
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I have glass as well. That is why its a problem. There isnt anything I can do unless I get a different lenses or the whole light bucket. I see some but 1, they are too expensive and 2 led want to be.
 
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So you don't think it would be fun to fix the mirror, which is the bad part?
 
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:49 PM
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I finally fixed the lighting and a must for all of use Volvo owners. I took off the glass lenses, I used scotch-bright to smooth the plastic deflector surface, cleaned and used crylon chrome and let dry and I have super bright lights now. I would have never believed it would have worked but I was wrong.
 
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