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Old 03-21-2003, 01:43 AM   #1
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I can't seem to find any replacement fog lights other than the standard 880 bulb. Anybody have any vendor and part numbers that will fit my 98 SSEi. Looking for something a bit better than the standard 880'*. Thanks for the help.
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How many watts are the 880? 37? Just go to an 885 or 893. One or both should be a direct swap, and they're 50W like the 92-95 Bonnevilles.
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Don't forget to change out the 15 amp fuse with a 20 amp or you'll blow it when you switch! The 880'* are 37 watt and the 885/893 are 50'*. Here'* a good site for bulbs:
http://www.globalpremier.com/xenonbulbs.html
There are combo packs at the bottom that fit our cars...headlights, brights, and driving, all in one box!
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hey will i have a 94 that originally had the 880s

personally, i would replace the whole assembly with blazer 3200 driving lights = 55watt h3 bulb. very nice white BRIGHT appearance

there my thoughts!

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The Blazertech 3200 are definitely the way to go. They have a very "white" light; much better than the older ones.
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The Blazertech 3200 are definitely the way to go. They have a very "white" light; much better than the older ones.
I agree. One additional note on the Blazertech 3200'*. The bulbs in there are better than stock but they aren't the only thing that improves the lighting. The stock glass is not as good with the light as the Blazertechs is. the 3200'* have a speacial blueish tint almost in the glass which helps with the projection of the light. This is part of the reason that people upgrade the whole assembly vs doing just bulb. The cost difference isn't too much between the two options either (depending on what bulbs you would upgrade too).
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i'm considering upgrading to piaa xtreme white plus h3s for the blazers. i've seen they, and they seem incredibly brighter than the blazer factory bulbs. they draw 55w and perform to 85w. i'm pretty sure the wiring for the blazers will be able to accommodate for this!
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I put 880 Xenon blubs in my '96 SSEi and they have melted the stock lens? Where can I get replacement lens? or better lens? Does anyone make an aftermarket fog light that will fit/mount the same as the stock fog light?
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blazer 3200 driving lights are the closest you'll get or the navigator cyber whites
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I run the Navigators. You guys are right, that'* the best path. If you don't have the budget right now, then go 885 or 893 instead of the stock 880. Did the 94 really have the 880'*? That would mean the 93 was the last year at 50w stock.

If the lenses melt, you have to replace the whole assembly. Lenses aren't replaceable individually. Go Blazertech or Navigator. I'd prefer the Navigator simply for ease of installation. The Navigator bracket mounts very easily to the stock bracket. Both of these lights are blue tinted to remove the yellow wavelengths, both have a superior design in the reflector assembly over stock, both are 55w, and both are about the same price. Both are also slightly smaller than the stock diameter light which allows greater airflow to the bottom of the radiator if you have an SSEi, SLE, or SSE.
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