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Old 01-21-2007, 11:07   #1 (permalink)
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looking to change headlights on GM 2000

Would like to have Halogen bulbs.
Find that country roads at cottage would warrant this.

Is this an easy process. I mean, removing headlight unit should be easy, using cotton gloves to replace.

Can get the 9007 model bulbs from Canadian Tire.

Which is better :Mastercraft (CTC) brand or Sylvania?

Not much different in price.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: looking to change headlights on GM 2000

A fellow Canadian - welcome to the forum.

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I believe by 2000, most cars (if not all?) had halogen bulbs & lamps. Regardless, even if your car did have halogen bulbs, they won't be as bright as they once were. You'll find both lights to be much brighter when replaced with new ones. If Canadian Tire has several options, go with the halogen bulbs. I don't think there is much difference in what brand you choose. One of the major bulb manufacturers has to be making the Canadian Tire bulb. Could be GE, or similar.

You might want to check to see if those "blue" bulbs are available for your car. They are very bright, and quite expensive. Not available for all makes & models, though. Some people like them, some don't.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:11   #3 (permalink)
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Re: looking to change headlights on GM 2000

Oh, one more thing - don't remove the headlight. The bulbs are secured to the back of the headlight unit by a locking mechanism of some sort. Removing the headlights will result in improperly aimed headlights. Sometimes you can't get to the bulbs because some components in the engine bay (such as battery) block your path. It is sometimes necessary to remove the "stuff" to get to the bulb.
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:40   #4 (permalink)
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Re: looking to change headlights on GM 2000

Thanks Lambykin.

Talked to my mechanic.
Will order them for me, and replace at a "reasonable rate".

There is something about disconnecting the battery lead first, before touching the headlight units.
Due to safety bag deployment if not done properly?
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:51   #5 (permalink)
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Re: looking to change headlights on GM 2000

That's a safety precaution you'll find listed in most manuals when working on a vehicle that has an airbag. It's actually good practice to either disconnect the negative battery cable, or to follow procedures to disable the airbag whenever there is a need to work on anything electric. Chances are good you can replace the bulbs without the airbags being triggered, but if deployed, the airbags cost a lot of money to replace. That, or if you're working close to the airbag while working on the inside of the vehicle, would you want one to take your head off? For either reason, it makes sense to temporarily disable the airbags...
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:42   #6 (permalink)
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Re: looking to change headlights on GM 2000

Replacing the GM headlight can improve both the car's performance and style. Try a good quality of it... You must consult you mechanic sice you have one
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