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#1 User is offline   boiii4 

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 11:15 AM

how to change the headlight bulbs? any ideas? thanks

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 04:33 PM

surprisingly i haven't had to change out the bulbs yet...
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 09:39 PM

haven't attempted to change my bulbs yet, but i have on my other cars.

the only thing different for the S, i think you have to remove the front bumper to get to the headlights, could be wrong.I did read about it somewhere on this forum, search it.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 01:30 AM

^^You're doing it wrong...


You should be able to reach behind the headlights through holes in the engine compartment...
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 10:59 AM

Neutered Sputniks, on Jan 1 2009, 10:30 PM, said:

^^You're doing it wrong...


You should be able to reach behind the headlights through holes in the engine compartment...

dont you have to unscrew the something or just turn the socket?

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:37 PM

Neutered Sputniks, on Jan 1 2009, 10:30 PM, said:

^^You're doing it wrong...


You should be able to reach behind the headlights through holes in the engine compartment...

like i said i never changed my bulbs in the S yet. In my other cars i know it's just a simple twist of the bulb, pop-out , and replace.

when i was reading about changing the bulbs in the S, i kept reading that the front bumper had to be removed.

i am thinking of getting 5000k or 6000k bulbs though, anyone got any good prices?

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:24 PM

You do have to remove your front bumper or try to go through the fender liner..

you will need a 25m torx to unscrew the bolt to replace the HID bulb.

I would uninstall the front bumper to be safe and to prevent you from not seeing what u are doing. Its time consuming but very easy.

Hope this helps.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 10:11 PM

mr_grand_prix, on Jan 3 2009, 01:24 PM, said:

You do have to remove your front bumper or try to go through the fender liner..

you will need a 25m torx to unscrew the bolt to replace the HID bulb.

I would uninstall the front bumper to be safe and to prevent you from not seeing what u are doing. Its time consuming but very easy.

Hope this helps.

Funny...I managed to replace both turn signal bulbs without removing the bumper or liner. I'd imagine that since the turn signals are further into the fender than the headlights I could change the headlight bulbs without removing the bumper or liner. Oh well, what do I know, I've been wrong before :hello:

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 01:42 AM

I just changed my headlight bulbs. The security screw is a T25 Torx tamperproof screw. So I didn't have a short bit of that size. All I had was a screwdriver, so it was too long to stick into access hole from the engine compartment.

I ended up taking off my front wheels and pulling back the fender liners to access the bulbs. It wasn't that bad. Just a bit tedious removing all those clips and bolts. But the end result was worth it. 6000K bulbs look much better than the OEM 4300K. :D
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 11:43 AM

same as above. replaced them with 8000K bulbs for more of a hint of blue but still bright without any visability loss. just took off the wheels and fender liners.
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 10:06 PM

I have Ignited performance 8000k bulbs.I think i paid $120 for the pair.The visibility is almost as good as stock.

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