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Replacing HIGH-BEAM bulbs

Hey guys,
I'm trying to replace my high-beam lights with some brighter bulbs..but im having a hard time removing them, it seems i dont have enough room and im wondering if there is anything i might need to remove that i am able to remove the bulbs. If anyone has any suggestions or has done, i would welcome your help.

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Reading Topic: Replacing HIGH-BEAM bulbs

The easiest way to get enough room to change the bulbs is by removing the bumper and then taking the healight off the car, then going from there. It's not that hard as I've done it like 5 times :P Just do a search and you'll find the insructions you need.
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lower the facia on the ground and remove the headlight assemblies...if your swapping in some silverstars or hotter burning bulbs, might as well get accustomed to this since you'll be doing it every 6 months or so.

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or just fork out the money and have someone put them in
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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...
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Reading Topic: Replacing HIGH-BEAM bulbs

Eduartejr...it's not that at all. I think it took me like 45 minutes the first time I did it because there were no write-ups. I think I was the first one to do it since I had it off within the first week I bought me car, back in November of 2002 :P All you really do is remove like 25 - 30 screws/bolts and un-clip a few parts. Anyways, now it takes me like 20 minutes to get the bumper off and headlights out and like another 15 to put it all back together. If you dont need to replace a bulb, I'd just wait until it gets warmer, unless you have a garage :)
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i have a garage..but its still freezing here in the northeast...i think i'll wait a little longer...
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Removing the bumper? Take the airbox out then remove the parking lamp/high beam covers and pop'em out. Takes me about 5 minutes to take out old bulbs and put new ones in.

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Reading Topic: Replacing HIGH-BEAM bulbs

High beams are easy as hell, all I ever did was just remove the air box lid maximum. It would be easier to remove the entire box on that side, but hey I am lazy.

Only time to drop the bumper is for low beams guys.

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* * * * * * *High beams are easy as hell, all I ever did was just remove the air box lid maximum. It would be easier to remove the entire box on that side, but hey I am lazy.

Only time to drop the bumper is for low beams guys.

You dropped the bumper for low beams? Hell no man. Those are the easiest. Just a screw/snap-back on them.

For replacing my fogs, highs or LED's I didn't even need to take the airbox off.
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