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How difficult to replace low beam bulbs?

The stock low beam bulbs (and reflector) are pretty crappy. Some of my hand held flashlights put 'em to shame. Kind of surprising, considering how good the lights are in my P5.

OK, looks like the Sylvania's are the choice of the forum. What does it take to put them in? Estimated time for the first install? Have to remove anything that breaks easy and costs a lot to replace? Hidden, secret screws or brackets? Worth the time and money to replace?
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I just replaced my lowbeams, fogs and turn signals this weekend with Sylvania's. It's kind of a bitch but not impossible. You will have to move the coolant overflow reservoir on the passenger side (only 3X 10mm bolts) to get access to the lowbeams and turn signals. On the driver's side you have to remove the entire airbox assembly to access anything. The lowbeams just have a round cap you unscrew and remove. Next unhook the wire connection, release the tension spring/clip that holds the bulb in place and remove the bulb. Install new bulb and reverse the process. It is very tight and you will have no knuckles left when your done but I think it was worth it.
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I invested in a pair of Mechanix gloves, so maybe the knuckles will survive. Thanks for the tips. How much better are the bulbs over stock?
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Its definitely whiter than stock, instead of yellowish. But I always have my fogs on too so I have never had an visibility problems (except when people are flashing me). I'd say its worth the $35.
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Reading Topic: How difficult to replace low beam bulbs?

Hey don't get those Silvestar - they are junk. I got the PIAA Super White for low and high beams and soon will be getting the ion crystal amber/yellow for fog. The fog should be different from the low/high beams because the purpose of a fog is the have visibility in crappy weather and the ion crystal bulbs have less light eliminating so they can cut through the fog. Yeah you are going to pay $200 for all, but well worth it and beside PIAA warrantly is life long.
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