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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 27-04-2016, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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PW19W DRL Bulbs

I have done a quick search on the forum and found very little on these bulbs, I have changed my headlights to Phillips Xtreme Vision Plus 130% for a bargain price of £15.99, now i would like to change the DRL bulbs to something whiter but there is so little information available i was hoping that someone on here would be able to let me know of any alternative bulbs.

Any advice is appreciated
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 27-04-2016, 10:42 AM
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What's your trim level? R-design or else?

V40 D3 R-Design Power Blue - MY2016
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 27-04-2016, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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It is the V40CC SE sorry I should have posted in the opening post
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I have the same issue. I bought these

http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/501...edge-Bulb.html

but can't see how they fit so they are sat in the box still.

I'd be interested in learning of a resolution to this too.
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Hi 01142007,

Are you trying to replace the LED bulbs from the Day Running Lights (which I believe cannot become any whiter) or the front Position/parking lamps front ( also called sidelights)? Both the sidelights and the headlights are in the same casing. I suspect it's the later as your headlights are using halogen based bulbs otherwise they would already have been LED based and again they cannot get any whiter than now.

In this case you need something like these: http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/501...ght-Bulbs.html

Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Hi 01142007,

Are you trying to replace the LED bulbs from the Day Running Lights (which I believe cannot become any whiter) or the front Position/parking lamps front ( also called sidelights)? Both the sidelights and the headlights are in the same casing. I suspect it's the later as your headlights are using halogen based bulbs otherwise they would already have been LED based and again they cannot get any whiter than now.
The Daytime Running Lights in some/most V40CCs (the lamps in the lower corners of the bumper) are not the LED units used on the R Design, although they look very similar. They are a conventional reflector-type housing with a halogen bulb inside. Volvo sell an upgrade kit to fit the LED DRL units instead (it's about £240 for the kit), but you have to have a software download at a dealer as well to alter the lamp logic in the CEM to make them work properly (this will cost an extra £100 or so).
http://accessories.volvocars.com/en-...CC-490757/2014

On regard to Mikeyb's query as to how to get access to the units to try his LED bulbs, the first few steps of the fitting instructions for the DRL upgrade show you how to get to the back of the lamp units. You have to put the steering on full lock, remove the screws holding the arch liner to the bumper and then peel the arch liner back to get to the back the lamp units. It doesn't look particularly easy though:
http://accessories.volvocars.com/en-...-445498-3/2014
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Hey buzby,

Thanks for the clarification. They look very similar indeed and I thought they would be the same as in the R-Ds.

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Hi 01142007,

Are you trying to replace the LED bulbs from the Day Running Lights (which I believe cannot become any whiter) or the front Position/parking lamps front ( also called sidelights)? Both the sidelights and the headlights are in the same casing. I suspect it's the later as your headlights are using halogen based bulbs otherwise they would already have been LED based and again they cannot get any whiter than now.

In this case you need something like these: http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/501...ght-Bulbs.html

Correct me if I'm wrong.
As mentioned unfortunately they are not led type lights or bulbs, I will keep looking to see what I can find
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I have the same issue. I bought these

http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/501...edge-Bulb.html

but can't see how they fit so they are sat in the box still.

I'd be interested in learning of a resolution to this too.
Would like to know if these fit and work OK, if so I might invest in some
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I have the same issue. I bought these

http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/501...edge-Bulb.html

but can't see how they fit so they are sat in the box still.

I'd be interested in learning of a resolution to this too.
Also just thought, to replace bulbs only under the front bumper is a square trap door, slowly prise open with a screwdriver and gives you access to change the bulb only
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