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I replaced the high beam and front parking bulbs without removing anything except the oblong covers in back of the housings. I did them in the AutoZone parking lot as the sun was setting, I think it took me less than 10 min. They were a tight squeeze, if you have stubby fingers forget it, but it can be done. If you drop anything though, you're screwed! You'll have to remove plenty to find them! WHen I installed my HID's I just removed both front fender wheel wells and unbolted the radiator res and moved it out of the way. Oh yeah, took the resonator completely off to mount the driver side ballast.
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* * * * * * Crap that sounds like a TON of work to do...and since i live in boston...i dont feel like turning into a frozen poptart in my basement..it's cold as hell...
You got your car into your basement?
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Maybe the four-cylinder is different but on the V6 the low-beam section is very busy and very-very cramped.

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I have a 6s. Yes it is busy and cramped but if there's a will there's a way. I try to find the easiest way to do things without removing anything if I don't have to! Now when I replaced my engine on my B2600i, that's another story.
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for the driverside it easier if u removed the airbox.....for the other side oh man what a pain i try so many times until my back started to hurt. while replacing the high beam. i also replaced the fog light and the parking light which toook even longer. :S
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* * * * * * for the driverside it easier if u removed the airbox.....for the other side oh man what a pain i try so many times until my back started to hurt. while replacing the high beam. i also replaced the fog light and the parking light which toook even longer. * *:S
Your back? How about your legs, man? The knees start to kill from being locked and bending over the engine compartment like that. :rant

And sorry to refer to my own posts again but it's easier than trying to type it out. Somewhere on this page you can see where the highbeam is. It's not effortless, but it's not the easiest thing to get to when it's cold out - that's for sure. So no, the bumper definitely need not come off for lows or highs.
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yes knees too :)
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Just get yourself a CAI and at least driver side will be a breeze, ha ha ha
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