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Old 01-29-2004, 11:16 AM   #11
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i'd go for the silverstar replacements or the 880LL (long life) bulbs
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Well, I bought 2 Silverstar 880'* at lunch today. Weather permitting, I'll install them this weekend. Hopefully not to difficult to remove the plastic cowling.
OEM wattage = 27.0
Silverstar = 27.0

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have fun re-aiming!
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Is it hard to change the foglight bulbs? I need to do this real soon.
And can the lens be removed? Cause like Jay said, high wattage
bulb will melt the lens.
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Changing the bulbs is not difficult. You may have to remove the front air deflector on the SE to gain access. The lens can't be removed as a seperate component. The fog lamp is one integral assembly (lens, housing, mounting brackets), that may be removed from the bumper fascia to facilitate installation of aftermarket fog lamps.
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Is it hard to change the foglight bulbs? I need to do this real soon.
And can the lens be removed? Cause like Jay said, high wattage
bulb will melt the lens.
I agree to a certain extent, 50w WILL start to melt your lenses over time, If your like "J" an myself and run your foglights all the time don't use them, if U just use your foglights every once in awhile U'll be fine,
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I agree! Go with the 880ST bulbs. Their very bright white. I put the 9006ST'* on and their great! Only problem it makes my fogs, and high'* look dingy. Sound like a Tide commercial.
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er- your right their not 55w they got to be less. Then again I got them in my '94 and the lens are glass. I know the PN is the same for the 2K. I did not realise the lenses are plastic in the 2K.
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Does anyone use #893 bulbs in place of the #880'*. They are only slightly higher wattage 37 watts I think. Is another 10 watts enough to melt the plastic housings of the stock lamps?
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I tried some 893 '* in the fogs and they were brighter but the plastic housing was WAY HOTTER than the stock 880 bulb. Tried one of each to compare.
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