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Old 02-25-2003, 10:53 PM   #1
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Does anyone have experience replacing the Lens'* (sp?) on the driving lamps? Possibly with glass instead of the plastic that was supplied from the factory on my 97 SSE?

What part numbers should I order from GMDirect? (For the lens only hopefully, and glass!)

Thanks for the help.
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Welcome to the club.

I don't know of any replacement parts for the lenses only. You can replace the whole light assemly for around $60 with a lot better aftermarket light setup like the Blazer 3200'*. I replaced mine with aftermarket, It was well worth the money. Do you have a cracked lense or something?

Where in the northern twin cities are you at? It'* good to see this area grow in numbers.
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I agree with SSEi95, it'd be better to replace it with aftermarket lights. Do these gens come with Xenons? If not, they'd be better.

Though, you could look on Ebay; you get lucky sometimes.
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One'* cracked, the other looks like it'* sandblasted to a nice matte finish. The crack is the bigger deal, as it'* been allow water to hit the bulb. (that only works for about 3 milliseconds!)

How tough to get the blazers to fit in the stock location? Does it still look stock? Is $60 the estimated price for the pair or each? And lastly, since you appear to be only a stones throw away, if you picked them up locally, where?

Thanks for the help!

BTW: Why did my post double post the first time? Did I do something wrong?
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The double-post was because you either refreshed, stopped to change something, or accidently pressed the submit button twice.

You could probably get what you need from a GM/Pontiac dealer... like hte Pontiac\GMC dealer somewhere in the Twin Cities... I forget the name...
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You can check out my Blazer 3200'* here (first pic on page 5):

http://www.cardomain.com/member_page...=233428&page=5

The lights actually have a whiter/bluer light to them. They also have a great look to them when they are off. They are just a little smaller than stock so they fit easily into the stock openings. There is a little modding required to get them to mount but nothing to dificult. I can post links to similar installs and get more pics if you like.

The lights go for $59.99 a pair and I have seen them at local parts stores. You can also check with http://www.domesticperformance.com/ and http://angryducktofuracing.com/bonnystore/ to see what they can do.
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Another Twin City-er...I actually work over in Vadnais Heights. I'm familiar with several of the Dealerships you mention, and even live within a couple miles of Thomas Pontiac.

BUT, 1) don't want to pay full price from a dealership 2) don't want another set of plastic lens'*.

Hence, Why I asked for part numbers so I could use GMdirect. I though I had seen similar requests for other parts so though I would give it a try.
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BUT, 1) don't want to pay full price from a dealership
Hence, Why I asked for part numbers so I could use GMdirect. I though I had seen similar requests for other parts so though I would give it a try.
I hear that... my brother and I were repalcing the door hinges on his thirdgen Camaro... $400 from Polar Chev! Were lucky we didn't have to pass side...
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Another Twin City-er...I actually work over in Vadnais Heights. I'm familiar with several of the Dealerships you mention, and even live within a couple miles of Thomas Pontiac.

BUT, 1) don't want to pay full price from a dealership 2) don't want another set of plastic lens'*.

Hence, Why I asked for part numbers so I could use GMdirect. I though I had seen similar requests for other parts so though I would give it a try.
16514760
GM PART # 16514760 *
CATEGORY: Headlamp Housing/Capsule
PACK QTY: 1 CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $67.75
OUR PRICE: $40.65
DESCRIPTION: LAMP

Don't be foolded by the 'headlamp' description. This is a driving light. ONE driving light. Not a pair. They're identical Left or right. I too, have forsaken the GM light god. I'm running Navigator Cyber-white'*. So is Jseabert. Great bluish white tint, and 55 Watts. I paid less than $50 for the pair when my stock lights gave up the ghost. Vast improvement. Either these or the Blazers. The other advantage to a slightly smaller diameter is that it allows more airflow to the lower part of the radiator. Every little bit is critical with these cars.
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