Drl bulb holder wanted

Cleaned up the garage, found parts laying around, but it turned out to be a complete Volvo 480? If you want to sell your car (480 only) you can place an advert here.

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Edmundpwb2
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Drl bulb holder wanted

Post by Edmundpwb2 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:43 pm

I have got the DRL's looking good with Joeps lenses and Jiffles choice of leds. But a warped bulb holder now seems to be causing my light to be a bit intermittent. Does anyone have any spare I could buy? I am hoping these are not in the unobtanium range!

Alan 480
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Re: Drl bulb holder wanted

Post by Alan 480 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:26 pm

Edmundpwb2 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:43 pm
I have got the DRL's looking good with Joeps lenses and Jiffles choice of leds. But a warped bulb holder now seems to be causing my light to be a bit intermittent. Does anyone have any spare I could buy? I am hoping these are not in the unobtanium range!
sadly most 'used' will have already been cooked, I am sure that they are still available, mine are just 'fair' and when in daily use for 30-40miles per day it ate the bulbs at a scary pace!!!

now that only used my better half no point in going down the LED route, < 900 miles last year
Alan

480 ES 2litre x 2 (1 x Normal, 1 x 'Celebration' ? ), C30 1.8ES, SS1

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jamescarruthers
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Re: Drl bulb holder wanted

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:42 am

Skandix sell them. I’m afraid they are expensive but I don’t know of any other way to get a new one.

https://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/e ... p/1015190/

29.00EUR each plus postage to the UK.

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If you have replaced your DRL lenses, consider these an good investment in their life as the high resistance in your old corroded holders will be acting as little heaters, as well as the filament bulb if you haven’t gone for LEDs.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Drl bulb holder wanted

Post by Alan 480 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:55 pm

As you are working with LED, then maybe just 'hard-wire' them?

it's not like they will need replaced every few weeks/months?? :hopping:
Alan

480 ES 2litre x 2 (1 x Normal, 1 x 'Celebration' ? ), C30 1.8ES, SS1

Edmundpwb2
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Re: Drl bulb holder wanted

Post by Edmundpwb2 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:30 am

Thanks for replies everyone.
Alan that's an interesting idea. I could solder them in but still have them in the same bulb holders! Might just do that as wouldn't take much to replace even if I needed to. Just one question though, with leds are they an mot pass? They are so much brighter than the pup ups so wasn't sure if it was legal? ! 😂 Although I'm guessing they are fine if other 480 owners use them too.

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Re: Drl bulb holder wanted

Post by jifflemon » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:33 am

The DRL's are bright (21w) when the headlamps are off, and dim (4w) once headlamps are on.

All of my cars run LED' Drl's and pass the MOT just fine.

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