||1998 s70 t5m - Stock, future gambler 500 car | 140k? miles
||2001 v70 t5 - IPD Sway bars | Delrin subframe bushings | Transmission cooler & mounted inline filter | Rostra long snout transmission solenoids | IPD catback exhaust & Rolling Motors 3" downpipe | Simota Carbon Charge Intake | Bilstein B4 & Eibach prokit lowering springs | 124k mi
||2003 v70 2.4t - First volvo | SOLD! Still driving around with 190k+ miles.
Absolutely! And drilling a hole in a shunt takes about 10 seconds and is free... and mine has held out for over a year no issues.
04 V70 2.5t Mistral Green
06 Honda S2000 Laguna Blue
The best part of the hole technique is, when a light does go out, it will tell you like it should
2002 Volvo V70XC * Stage 2 Hilton Racing Tune * Custom Exhaust * Custom bi-xenon projector headlights (pampered)
1997 Acura SLX 4wd - 2" lift - Locker - bi-xenon HID headlights - Cerwin Vega speakers (daily driver)
Hopefully someone can help me here. I hit a deer with my 2004 XC70 with factory bi-xenon headlights and I destroyed one of the headlights. The light output always sucked anyways, so I bought a set of halogen headlights with the intention of putting LED H7's in it. For now, I have the factory halogen bulbs in the headlights. I left the auto-levelers plugged in and dangling behind the halogen headlights. I get a warning message that says headlight system failure. I guess that message is because the halogens are drawing more power than the bi-xenons did. If I put LED's in now, will the load be similar to the HID's that were in there and make the system all happy again?
If not, can I just order up a new Volvo shunt (9442190) and put it in my CEM? Then, when I do upgrade to LED, drill a hole in that shunt and everything will be happy still?
By the way, the factory halogens vs the factory bi-xenon headlights...yeah, the halogens are WAY better for seeing at night, especially the high beams. Worst case, I'm going to stick with the halogen housings and put LED's in the lows and just live with the error message. I can't believe I drove around all these years with such crappy lighting from the factory bi-xenons.
Last edited by juddspaintballs; 10-25-2019 at 07:49 PM.