Bunk lights, looking for LED lights

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  1. Alex6999

    Alex6999 Member

    Looking to replace bunk lights in volvo vnl670, 2007.
    I replaced everything excent main bunk lights. It's 3 lights, 24w each, 6amps.
    With webasto lights drain battery in couple hours.

    I want to replace them, but cannot find similar chineese led. I cannot even found this lights

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  2. GAnthony

    GAnthony Well-Known Member

    if the truck is yours, as in, you own it, your options are NOT limited.

    you can got to any auto parts store, and get an LED light fixture, like for instance, a dome light fixture, and simply cut the wires from that set up now, and wire in the new dome light.

    then you can easily get LLED replacement bulbs.

    you may have to leave off the dome cover, as it'll be frosted,not clear, and not enough light from the LED will get thru.

    you "might" be able to use this one, you can "loop it" around those connectors you have now.>????

    43mm 561 211-2 Rigid Loop LED Bulbs For Door Lights, Trunk Lights

  3. mndriver

    mndriver curmudgeon extraordinare Staff Member Supporter

    First thing you do is sell the Volvo and go buy a real truck...

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  4. Alex6999

    Alex6999 Member

    211-2 good for another lamps. But not top main lamp.

    Another truck? Volvo is the best truck inside the cab. My truck have 1.2 megamiles and I will not change it to new freightliner
    Outside cab? Only waterpump in last year.

    I like comfort, luxury comfort.
    I have audi a8, other car does not have enough options for me. Maybe bmw7, or mb s-class
    Volvo not even close to this cars, but it best truck.

    I spoke with owner of small company of 30 trucks and he said, now hard to find company driver with 3 years experience and no records for non-volvo truck.
  5. GAnthony

    GAnthony Well-Known Member

    then buy a generic dome light like i mentioned earlier, wire it in, done deal.
  6. mndriver

    mndriver curmudgeon extraordinare Staff Member Supporter

    Why is Freightliner a better truck than Volvo, peterbilt or kenworth?.....

    Because you can go damn near anyplace and get just about any part for it at any time of the day.

    It's a generic truck built with generic parts. A lot of them even available at your local automotive parts dealer.

    So while it was initially a few comment made in jest, there's a bit more truth to it in the US market.

    Having a specialized light bulb that is European standard doesn't do you diddly good on this side of the pond.

    So you'd likely have to find a way of sourcing that out of the EU or else accept the fact you're in a US market with a European truck and because of that, you will have to share tree mechanic what you want into that precious boat anchor.
  7. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    Know why they keep so many Shaker parts in stock?
    Because they have to.

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  8. mndriver

    mndriver curmudgeon extraordinare Staff Member Supporter

    Been finding most of those "shaker" parts...

    Can also be had at a GM dealership as well.

    My ABS problem was fixed by buying a fuel pump relay from an S10 pickup. Cost me $27 at the dealer. Cost $11 at the parts house. It was labelled "HELLA LIGHTS". That's what got me chasing someplace else for it other than the dealer.

    Same thing can be said for the electrical connections as well.
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  9. Alex6999

    Alex6999 Member

    same relays used in volvo, and lots of generic parts in volvo too.
    all lamps in volvo same as in freightliner. except top bunk lights. it was surprise for me.

    let me ask you, what car do you have to move yourself from home to truck yard?
    I think it cheap, easy to fix car. No, it can be new and cost more than my 10 years old A8
    Freightliner drivers looks in my eyes as real strong MAN, cause it really hard to drive it.

    Lets talk from position of company driver.
    here is one answer: volvo and only volvo and i-shift

    You want to save couple bucks to reduce you comfort - its your choice
    i prefer comfort. and ready to pay for it.
    Last time i repair my truck more thar 1 year ago, was water pump and tires
    This year i replaced brakes and 5th wheel
    Did i pay extra money for comfort?

    long nose peterbilt lovers - absolutely different story
  10. mndriver

    mndriver curmudgeon extraordinare Staff Member Supporter

    They're very low maintenance.
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  11. Alex6999

    Alex6999 Member

    low maintenance, yes, but what is total operation cost per mile?
    And dont forget to buy a food
  12. mndriver

    mndriver curmudgeon extraordinare Staff Member Supporter

    I'm an independent.

    I park my truck in my backyard.

    I don't doubt that a Volvo is a nice truck.

    I actually considered buying one in 2012.

    The availability of a dealer though scared me away from them.

    Some of this was supposed to be good clean banter. The internet coldness I think blocked that.

    Back to your original post......

    I have never seen a bulb like that. Ever. In one form or another, I've been around semi's since 1990. To me, it's just another reason to take Volvo off my list for my next truck.

    Sitting and having to special order parts like that is a big turn off.

    To put in lights like you want, again. Start scrounging on European places for stuff like this for a foreign truck parts. Especially since it's a European brand. Or deal with the fact you will just have to find a light you like and then just shade-tree mechanic ( backyard modify) it into the truck like you'd like.
  13. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    ...or maybe try someplace like Platt Electric or Batteries and Bulbs +.
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    dchawk81 Well-Known Member

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