Our 98 Volvo S70’s headlights have been very dim, only lighting about 5 feet infront of the car. It is almost the amount of light fog lights would put out - but the car doesn’t have fog lights.
We first replaced the light bulbs with Sylvania Ultra Silverstar bulbs. Didn’t make any difference. Then we took it to our local Volvo dealership and they told us we needed a new alternator. We had a new alternator installed, but no real change.
The lenses are glass and no real signs of fading or anything like that. I did notice some fading of reflective coating to the back of the headlight. Can this be repaired? I have also read on blogs about replacing with “Jewel” headlights or “projector” headlights. I don’t know anything about these.
I don’t have a big budget, but want this car to be safe for my wife to drive. Thanks!