Originally Posted by 1993 SLE
all headlights and brackets should be the same92-95 except the 92'* have the word Pontiac on the drivers headlight
I've got some more questions about this, I hope not too far off topic, since they are about headlight swapping. I have a '95 and I wanted to have the Pontiac on the drivers headlight. So eventually I managed to pick up a '92 driver side headlight with Pontiac off ebay, but it'* different from my '95 headlights in a couple ways, first the '92 has the black around most of the edge of the lens (the '95 has clear edge), second, the '92 has a metal shield around the low beam bulb, I don't think it'* a cap, more like a cylinder (the '95 doesn't have any shield)
I want my headlights to match, and since my passenger side has a small crack in it, I figured I'd wait until I could pick up a matching '92 passenger side and then swap both sides. So I recently found a passenger side on ebay, seller said it was from a '92, picture in ebay listing showed black edge around lens, it arrived yesterday, and it DOESN'T have the bulb shield. I think it'* OEM, not aftermarket, it says GM and has GM part number on the back. So I went next door to check out my neighbor'*, he owns a '93 SE, and the headlights on his bonny have the clear edges like my '95 headlights, but HAVE the low beam shields.
So now is seems there'* 4 different styles for '92-'95 headlights:
a) black edge with low beam shield
b) black edge with no shield
c) clear edge with low beam shield
d) clear edge with no shield
So now I have to decide should I just do the swap, and end up with one headlight with a shield and one without, or do I keep searching for a passenger side headlight with shield, so my questions are:
a) which year(*)/model(*) came with which styles?
b) is there any headlight performance benefit with the black edge, if so, why don't they all have it, if not, why is it there?
c) is there any headlight performance benefit with the low beam shield, if so, why don't they all have it, if not, why is it there?