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Old 11-09-2008, 03:19 PM
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I find the stock headlights on my 2002 XC 70 near worthless - the highbeams are just adequate, the low beams are not near adequate, the fogs are OK.

I recently got this vehcile, and the Buick Rendezvous I had previously had excellent lighting which I need as I drive a lot at night, in Deer country.

What options are there to improve the headlights if any? I know the so called Xenon bulbs you buy at the parts store are really worth buying as they are not much more than a different color light, but really no more wattage or brightness.

Thoughts?
 
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:36 PM
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Go with a HID kit and you will love it.
 
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:44 AM
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With the HID kits, don't you have to change the headlight reflectors/housings too, or do the bulbs and ballasts that come in the kits simply replace the stock 9007 bulbs?
 
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:56 AM
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Some people like to change the lens but I didn't.
You can buy the kits with the replacement bulbs for what you have and they will slide right in there.
 
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:41 AM
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Get HID's. Only mod you have to do it cut a 1 inch hole in the back of the LOW beam caps for the wires to pass through and most kits come with a stopper (round weather cap to cover it up).
 
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SharpHID.com

That is the place to buy them from.
 
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