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HID conversion for a 00 s80

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Old 05-29-2006, 02:26 PM
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Hello everyone I recently purchased a 00 volvo s80 and I was just wondering how hard would it be to do an HID conversion kit on my car??
 
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i actaully just bought mine at http://www.cqlight.ca for 220 Us shipped. You need the H7 size. I think that 6500K ( colour intensity) would be just right altough some people go 8000K. Professionals charge about 100 Bux for installation
 
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:41 AM
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Well there is another brand MTEC on ebay, I have this kit its Really nice....It comes with the ballasts, bulbs, AND Voltage balancers. Without the voltage the balancers there will be an errors message...The mtec kit runs for about 380$, but will not cause any errors messages and comes with a 2 year warranty with it. I got the 8000k. The installation I did myself, took me about 60-90 mins and I know very much about cars.
 
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Old 05-30-2006, 03:51 AM
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thank you yeah i heard that an error messege pops up when its not the proper kit or somthing like that and what k would be like more of the purplish look??
 
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oh yeah and one more thing my passenger side light cover is like alll fogged up what would be the easiest way to clean it???
 
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8000k is kick A**

check my car at car domain...

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2188838

if you can dish out the money mtec kit is really great....
 
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My 1995 940 also has the 8000K, amazing lights!!

If you want purple color go 12,000K...Thats purple, and MAYBE 10,000 is kind of purple also
 
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past 8000k its not street legal though...
 
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:45 PM
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so how hard was it to install them the i have put some on my 97 VR-4 but i dont know where to begin on this one, and also did it brighten up the road more than the stock ones?? one more thing i going to order the kit for my fog lights also so do i need the Balancer for the foglight kit also??
 
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:51 PM
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which kit did you decide on? Im not sure how the fig lights will work, maybe you could take one out and c if it causes the message to come on the dash?
 
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Have you had any effects on the lens from the heat? I heard the bulbs are alot hotter which would affect your lenses over some time. What do you all think?
 
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Had them on my mustang. Installed two kits so far on motorcyles as well. They are great, especially bi-xenon kits which will give you HID high beams as well. Install is not really hard at all, it just comes down to where you want to mount the ballasts, run the wiring, etc.

The higher the kelvin, the more deep the colors get. I had a 4500k on my mustang which was a good solide white color. If you want true purple or blue then continue up the kelvin ladder, but there not going to be as bright imo. Check your local laws too because where I live, 8k is even illegal unless installed from factory. Nothing worse then spending all that money and getting a fix it ticket and having to take it all out again.


As far as the lense thing goes, Not sure on the volvo, however the mustang went a good two years with no problems at all.
 
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Hey did the cqlight.ca kit work well? Any error messages??
 
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ORIGINAL: cracker_j

i actaully just bought mine at http://www.cqlight.ca for 220 Us shipped. You need the H7 size. I think that 6500K ( colour intensity) would be just right altough some people go 8000K. Professionals charge about 100 Bux for installation
Thanks for posting that link. I am looking into HID's for my s70 and this helps me out a lot.
 
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:10 AM
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The mtec kit i bought 0 error messages
 
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Originally Posted by gordon368 View Post
past 8000k its not street legal though...
Technically an after-market lighting is not street legal, at least here in Massachusetts. (Although they don't really enforce it.)
 
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