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Old 06-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #1
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Default Alternative Headlight Bulb Replacement

Someone managed to change their headlight bulbs without dropping the front fascia on the vehicle. The video is poorly shot, but he gets the point across:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr9kL7xqFNo

All he did was remove the 10mm bolts on the top cover as well as the 7mm ones pinning the headlight assemblies. After that, he would prop up the the middle with a soda can and then pop the headlight over the fender so he would have enough room to slip his hand in and remove the light bulbs. I hope this comes in handy for someone. I may try it for marker and turn signal replacement. Dropping the front fascia is still a good exercise.

I saw an old post that mentions replacing the H11s with H9s. This person claims a higher lumen output. Is there any truth to this?

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Old 07-04-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: Alternative Headlight Bulb Replacement

I got a set of H11 bulbs from a company called Putco:
- PURE high performance halogen bulbs
- nitro blue, 6000k, 12V, 55W


They cost me $30 or $60, I can't remeber to tell you the truth it's one or the other but they're a good light. I think it was $30 something.
The picture is a comparison to standard lights.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: Alternative Headlight Bulb Replacement

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I got a set of H11 bulbs from a company called Putco:
- PURE high performance halogen bulbs
- nitro blue, 6000k, 12V, 55W


They cost me $30 or $60, I can't remeber to tell you the truth it's one or the other but they're a good light. I think it was $30 something.
The picture is a comparison to standard lights.
I bought those, and they are not safe for driving. They are for auxiliary lighting only as they do not project onto the road as your normal H11s will.

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Old 07-31-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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Default Re: Alternative Headlight Bulb Replacement

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Someone managed to change their headlight bulbs without dropping the front fascia on the vehicle. The video is poorly shot, but he gets the point across:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr9kL7xqFNo

All he did was remove the 10mm bolts on the top cover as well as the 7mm ones pinning the headlight assemblies. After that, he would prop up the the middle with a soda can and then pop the headlight over the fender so he would have enough room to slip his hand in and remove the light bulbs. I hope this comes in handy for someone. I may try it for marker and turn signal replacement. Dropping the front fascia is still a good exercise.

I saw an old post that mentions replacing the H11s with H9s. This person claims a higher lumen output. Is there any truth to this?
I just did the drivers side last night on a 2008 and just found this video. I don't see how he can rotate the light housing since the 3rd bolt beyond the 2 top 7mm ones that holds it to body (10mm) is accessed from below the housing. Has anyone else "popped" it over without removing that bolt?

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Old 07-31-2013, 08:38 PM   #5
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Default Re: Alternative Headlight Bulb Replacement

Yeah, those H9s will out perform any standard wattage H11 by a very far margin. Keep those funky blue lights for the disco, as once the road is wet you won't see squat with them. Just do a google search on H9 conversion and you'll see the light (I had to through that in...).

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Old 07-31-2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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Default Re: Alternative Headlight Bulb Replacement

I call BS on this. The lens is bolted on the bottom corner under the bumper cover:

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=183711

Unless by doing that, you are bending the plastic mounting tab under the cover which is probably not good.

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worked great for me

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