Headlight bulb replacement instructions?

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Re: Headlight bulb replacement instructions?

Post by SSpeedracer » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:37 am

lastcall190 wrote:Nice. No passenger side cover eh? I thought so too on mine and went through the same BS as you, ended up getting the high beam cover with the P/N I provided, and didn't want to buy the full size one for 3x the price. My cover was dropped below the headlight and had just been sitting there for what looks like years. Maybe yours is in the same spot :lol:

I purchased damn near the same HID kit as you as well. I put amber markers in however so color matching wasn't as much a priority. Thanks for part numbers and pics of your LEDs, car looks good (I love those reverse LEDs).

-J
Thanks. Thats a very good idea to check the engine bay for a lost cover. I recently found a roll of electric tape I lost a couple of months ago.

I read a post about the Ambers, may have been yours, and I wanted to do the same but the ones I bought were too faint. If I had more time I'd crack open the headlight housing and paint that corner light section. It detracts from the car's appearance.
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Re: Headlight bulb replacement instructions?

Post by lastcall190 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:44 pm

Not sure if it was mine, but I know Garner (9C1Fanatic I believe) did the same, and his post was the inspiration for me changing mine. I agree, they are somewhat faint in anything but dusk and later, but I was inspired by the look of the f-body cars with the amber DRLs (and tons of other GMs of that era) and I wanted to mimic.

I was actually watching Cops last night and there was a PPV that had brilliant white matching markers and low beams which had an HID color. Wonder if modifications were made :lol:
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Re: Headlight bulb replacement instructions?

Post by lastcall190 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:48 pm

Useless update but thank you for the suggestions and pics of your own. I picked these up last week for when my car got back from the dealer for recalls, and these are AWESOME. The reverse lights are very bright which is great considering I get home in the dark, typically back in, and if it's raining, I have a very poor exterior light to help me. My wife wants them for her car now. When I turned the key and shifted to reverse, I saw my backyard light up!

The license plate lights shocked me with how easy they are. One of the sockets has some corrosion on the contacts I have to clean up.

-J
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Re: Headlight bulb replacement instructions?

Post by CrashTestDummy » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:27 pm

SSpeedracer wrote:
lastcall190 wrote:Nice. No passenger side cover eh? I thought so too on mine and went through the same BS as you, ended up getting the high beam cover with the P/N I provided, and didn't want to buy the full size one for 3x the price. My cover was dropped below the headlight and had just been sitting there for what looks like years. Maybe yours is in the same spot :lol:

I purchased damn near the same HID kit as you as well. I put amber markers in however so color matching wasn't as much a priority. Thanks for part numbers and pics of your LEDs, car looks good (I love those reverse LEDs).

-J
Thanks. Thats a very good idea to check the engine bay for a lost cover. I recently found a roll of electric tape I lost a couple of months ago.

I read a post about the Ambers, may have been yours, and I wanted to do the same but the ones I bought were too faint. If I had more time I'd crack open the headlight housing and paint that corner light section. It detracts from the car's appearance.
+1 on checking the engine compartment! Also, check the 'Lower Deflector', that pan under the bumper cover. I dropped one of the driver's side covers, and it slid down a duct into that area. Had to roll the car up on ramps and drop the panel to retrieve that cover!

Nice reverse lights!! What bulbs did you get? Brand/P/N. Thanks.
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Re: Headlight bulb replacement instructions?

Post by lastcall190 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:53 pm

Not OP but here are the exact ones I purchased (going by his description in a prior post):

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-J
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Re: Headlight bulb replacement instructions?

Post by CrashTestDummy » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:07 pm

Cool! Thank you. It looks like those are a bit different than other similar bulbs by having some LED modules pointing straight out the top of the housing. That should increase the amount of light sent straight out of the housing a fair amount.

Time to place an order!!
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Re: Headlight bulb replacement instructions?

Post by v8suprcapric » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:51 pm

Well I successfully changed out my passenger side headlight bulb (and the driver's side at an earlier date) without removing the bumper, I simply moved moved the fuse box over a couple inches and undid a couple wire ties holding cables that were in the way. I'm going to write a post with pics explaining how simple it was. Hopefully no one will pay a dealer to do this!
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