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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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2010 3s GT Stock Xenon Bulb Swap

I have a 2010 3s GT with the stock bixenon, auto leveling headlights. I am not a fan of the color temperature of the stock xenons. I purchased a set of D2S bulbs to swap out with the stock bulbs, but for the life of me cannot get enough room behind the headlights to change the bulbs. Has anyone been able to replace the stock xenon bulbs, if so how was it done.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 03:33 PM
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Re: 2010 3s GT Stock Xenon Bulb Swap

If there isn't room then I'm pretty you have to take off the bumper and remove the entire headlight unit.

Also, there's a reason for the lack of room, so people won't be messing around with lights which can be irritating to other drivers if it ain't done right. And what's wrong with the stock bulbs, it's as much light as you'll ever get...
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Re: 2010 3s GT Stock Xenon Bulb Swap

I find it to be a lot easier to remove the bumper to do it.... I know it sounds stupid, but it actually saves time.



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Re: 2010 3s GT Stock Xenon Bulb Swap

i change mine without but I scratch the crap out of my knuckles.It can be done without the bumper removal but the job is actually less painfull if you take bumper off
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Re: 2010 3s GT Stock Xenon Bulb Swap

Just swapped my stock HID bulbs with a pair of 6000K Philips bulbs... I took the bumper off and removed each headlight assembly. Sounds bad, but the whole thing took about an hour. Bumper is actually pretty easy to remove.

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Re: 2010 3s GT Stock Xenon Bulb Swap

[quote author=jankyboy link=topic=180635.msg3829990#msg3829990 date=1287246233]
Just swapped my stock HID bulbs with a pair of 6000K Philips bulbs... I took the bumper off and removed each headlight assembly. Sounds bad, but the whole thing took about an hour. Bumper is actually pretty easy to remove.
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What he said unless you have a high tolerance to pain


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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-02-2010, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 2010 3s GT Stock Xenon Bulb Swap

Thanks for the feedback guys. Now i just need to look around for a good walkthrough for the bumper removal.
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Bumper removal

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Re: 2010 3s GT Stock Xenon Bulb Swap

Post some pics when your done!

I just ordered some 6000K HID's for my foglights, and may want to match to stock HID's if I like the color at night.


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