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2004 xc70 hid xenon bulb & ballast

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Old 02-14-2012, 08:52 PM
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I have a 2004 XC70 with 286,000 miles. I have factory installed HID Xenon head lamps. The driver side bulb just burned out, so I replaced it with a new D2R that cost $100. It worked for minutes or hours and then burned out. I took it back to the parts store and they told me I probably had a bad ballast and that if I replaced the bulb again it would just blow again. Where is the ballast, how much does it cost, and how to replace it.
 
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:07 PM
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I hope its not too late to tell you where to find the parts for MUCH less than the dealership or parts houses. HIDconcepts.com has the ballast for $85 or so as opposed to Volvo's IDENTICAL part for $300! Look on eBay for bulbs too. I've had mine in for over a year and paid a fraction of the cost. All brands are there too.
 
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:09 PM
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BTW: The ballast is behind the front bumper! There's one for each bulb. So much for efficient Swedish engineering!
 
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:09 PM
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Does this mean the front bumper has to come off as another reply indicated??
 
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:36 AM
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Yes. To get at the ballast resistor, the bumper needs to be removed.
 
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