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How To: Change bulbs in '93-'97 headlamps

Old 01-01-2011, 05:39 PM
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Re: How To: Change bulbs in '93-'97 headlamps

As in the HID kits with the ballasts? If so, where did you get them, and how much were they? I gotta do something, my car is like driving with the light of a match.
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:45 PM
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As in the HID kits with the ballasts? If so, where did you get them, and how much were they? I gotta do something, my car is like driving with the light of a match.
Here you go...
http://www.amazon.com/JLM-Conversion...3925334&sr=8-1

$50 shipped & they got here in three days. They come with everything, even extension cords for the factory wires, which allows you to mount the ballasts just about anywhere. I just got back from a "country" drive & they are great!! Much brighter than OEM & even better than the headlights on my 2005 Civic (which has pretty good lighting). It took a while to change them out, but it is totally worth it & pretty easy. Good luck bro!!

EDIT: when I say it took a while, I was referring to tearing the old bulbs apart, getting the new ones in, & letting the silicone cure overnight. It is a really easy process if you follow the above instructions, just time consuming.

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Old 01-01-2011, 06:06 PM
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I've done the bulb replacement before, I just have been wanting to get some sort of lights that work better than the factory ones. I'll give these a shot. Hell, for $50, I'll take my chances. Thanks!
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:08 PM
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I personally think the silverstars suck - especially in the rain. I have tried many different bulbs over the years, PIAAs, cheapy ebay bulbs, and many others. The best I have found right now is the Philips visionplus +50. If you want better light output (nightdriving in the rain), make sure you get bulbs with clear glass only. I use these bulbs in my wagon and my wifes van and am real happy with them. I will also being buying a set to do my Zs lights this spring. Bought them from suvlights.com.

http://www.suvlights.com/product_inf...products_id=99


I just noticed they have +80 bulbs though that would be better in 9006

http://suvlights.com/product_info.php?products_id=100
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:08 PM
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Re: How To: Change bulbs in '93-'97 headlamps

Just for reference, does anybody happen to know the replacement bulb type that is inside the fog lights? I assume the same process could be done on the fogs, but I'm not sure of the bulb type.
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:41 PM
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I think it's just an 880 bulb.
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:04 PM
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93-97 is 885, but you have to use 880 if you go HIDs
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:45 AM
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Thanks guys, good to know
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:59 PM
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Been doing this trick for about 5 years now but I use a Silverstar hi-beam bulb in place of the low-beam (can't remem which # is which right now.) Take a dremel tool and remove the little plastic tab inside by the metal prongs and the connector goes right in. Solves the brightness issue!
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:01 AM
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Re: How To: Change bulbs in '93-'97 headlamps

great write up and it looks great man... you think i could use HID, they are 9006 low beam? i bought them a couple of weeks after i bought my camaro and i didnt know these headlamps on the camaros were sealed. now i cant send them back because they would allow me to and i want to put them to use.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:14 PM
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I would assume that if they fit in the hole and don't require special wiring, then I guess they'd work. I'm not a lighting expert by any means.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:20 AM
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alright well ill try it out and use these your steps and see if it works, i have a good feeling it will work
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:26 AM
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it worked but i hoping the HID's wont blow due to it getting really hot in the housing. or i hope glass on the housing doesn't shatter
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:32 PM
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The HID actually worked in my Camaro and they look great. cant wait till this snow is gone so i can take her out and driver her with the HIDs, i would add a picture of it but i don't know how to do so.

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Re: How To: Change bulbs in '93-'97 headlamps

damn i just bought new headlights. i kept the old ones though so ill give it a shot.
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