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  1. HID woes, 20 amp fuse for headlamps?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hello all, I was hoping to get the best possible headlights with as much infrequent bulb replacement as possible. I fell onto GTR lighting and purchased a 55 watt 9012 kit. So I go and install them and they don't light up. At all. I have reversed the polarity to no avail and the HIDs do work...
  2. HID Relay Harness Blows 12v Fuse

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I had a problem with my aftermarket Kensun HID kit. It was occasionally not firing a headlight up and, during a very cold spell, I had a lot of flickering issues. It made sense that these issues were caused by not enough power getting to the ballasts. Therefore, I decided to install a relay...
  3. Diode Dynamics now offers 9012 HID kits!

    Diode Dynamics
    Good news for 2011 - 2015 Volt owners. I am please to let Volt owners know that Diode Dynamics is the first company, I have seen, to offer an HID conversion kit with true 9012 HID lamps. Most other kits use 9006 style lamps that require modification of the lamp base to fit into the Volt's...
  4. HID Install Issues

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Based on some experiences of others on the forum, I picked up a Morimoto HID kit. I finally got around to installing it yesterday, but I ran into some issues and wanted to see if anyone else had experienced similar problems. The installation was actually more difficult than I imagined. The...
  5. Looking to do a proper HID projector retrofit. FX or TL?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I am looking to do a proper HID projector retrofit into my Volt. I am currently deciding on whether to use Infinity FX projectors, or Acura TL projectors. I am hoping to find a used, can even be damaged headlight assembly to test fit each projector option into to determine which would work best...
  6. HID Installation Video

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    For those who might be considering installing aftermarket HID's in their Volt, I have posted a YouTube video of the install on my wife's car. And just to nip this right in the bud: please don't hijack this thread to rant on how aftermarket HID's are dangerous or blinding. This has been...
  7. Front lights makeover: HID & Switchback install experience (pics)

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Complete front light makeover: HID & Switchback install experience (pics) I took the plunge and ordered the Morimoto HID lights, based on glowing reviews in other threads. Earlier the I had already added LED accent lights and rim lights. Up for an extra challenge, I also ordered the white/amber...
  8. Hid the Volt and auto headlights. How to remove light sensor?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    OK I'm gonna do some research and find out what the proper resistor is to keep the headlights from going on and off in a garage and just on and off and on and off and on and off and off I want to trick the auto headlights by making them think there is more daylight than there really...
  9. Color of headlamps and parking lights on this site's banner image

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Why does the Volt in this site's banner image show a non-stock Volt? (see image below) I'm assuming it's not stock because of the color temperature of the headlamps and parking lights (bluish tint). My 2013 lamps don't have that temperature other than on the DRLs. What's the best way to...
  10. Pros and Cons of HID Headlight Conversion Kits

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Several members have installed HID headlight conversion kits and others have expressed interest in doing so. There are pros and cons for use of HID headlights. Among the pros are higher light output, "whiter" light and lower power consumption. Among the cons are that the narrow spectral lines...
  11. Got my HID's installed

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Thanks for all the info again. Got my DDM 35 watt 5000k HID's installed. They look so much better. No more yellow.
  12. LEDs and HIDs - lots of info and links!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hey all, I've been reading and re-reading lots of posts about HIDs and LEDs for my Volt. Finally pulled the trigger this past week/weekend and took care of everything (with the exception of the front turn signals). I'll post two separate threads with pics and links for each as soon as I can...
  13. Advice on adjusting HID HIGH BEAM setting?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I installed HID, and like it very much. 35W 5000k kit, $32 or so... The LOW beam setting is much brighter than stock, with excellent coverage. Color is more white than yellow, which to my eye is superior. The HIGH beam, however, is like a nova that illuminates the entire neighborhood -- far...
  14. Upgrade halogen headlite bulbs

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    After owning a Prius with LED headlights, I find the Volt's headlights somewhat anemic. There have been some posts about LED conversions on this site. Has anyone tried to use a more powerful halogen bulb in the Volt? Does it make a difference? Can the headlight assembly handle more wattage? Will...
  15. Front Headlight Functionality?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Had a quick question for you all out there. The Volt only has 9012 headlight bulb. From my research, this bulb is very similar to a 9006 bulb, and the connector should be the same. The 9006 is a single filament bulb not a dual filament bulb like some bulbs. So my question is how does the...