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Old 09-30-2005, 04:49 PM   #1
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It seems a bit too soon to be doing this (just under 10K miles on my 05 GXP), but one of the fog light bulbs has burned out. I can't find anything in the manual about changing these and at least at a glance it looks like these guys are going to be a bear to get to. Anybody out there done this or can help with some documentation or a description based on experience? Any help will be much appreciated.
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unless you would want to upgrade the lights....take it to the dealer..that is what the areeenty is for
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Yeah, yeah, thanks -- I understand that, and I'll probably wind up doing so, but my point is that I may have to do this myself one day and I'm still curious if anyone knows how to do this.
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It seems a bit too soon to be doing this (just under 10K miles on my 05 GXP), but one of the fog light bulbs has burned out. I can't find anything in the manual about changing these and at least at a glance it looks like these guys are going to be a bear to get to. Anybody out there done this or can help with some documentation or a description based on experience? Any help will be much appreciated.
I think there may be something wrong with the fog bulbs. With only 13000 km'* on my car, BOTH of the fog lights have burnt out. Just got them replaced under warranty two days ago. Now honestly, what are the chances of both lights burning out.
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Default GXP Fog Lamp Replacement

I'm on my THIRD set of replacements at 30K miles. RIDICULOUS! The daler did the first set, but for the last two I attempted it myself going with Silverstar replacement bulbs. There are two ways to get at these elusive lamps.

1. Remove the inner fender by releasing the button clips (7 I think) Turn the front wheels to allow access to the fog lamps. Then remove the connector housing and, release the wire clp holding the bulb in place.

2. Remove the headlamp assemply (3 - 7mm bolts) Then remove the connector housing and, after alot of fumbling because you can't see, release the wire clp holding the bulb in place.

Either way, when replacing, you must thread the attached wire THROUGH THE CLIP before insertng the bulb.

I siliconed the O-ring and atually dried the inside of the housing with a hair dryer before re-assembly. There is obviously a design flaw here as with the front disc brakes...

Good Luck!
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Well, I'm not real happy to hear that you guys have had bad luck with the fog lights, too. I swear GM sometimes just designs/engineers/uses some pretty crappy materials. I'm obviously going to take it to the dealer to get them replaced this time. I really appreciate the step-by-step BUT I hope I don't ever have to do that -- sheesh, what a process, eh? Thanks for sharing it nevertheless.
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I'm on my THIRD set of replacements at 30K miles. RIDICULOUS! The daler did the first set, but for the last two I attempted it myself going with Silverstar replacement bulbs. There are two ways to get at these elusive lamps.

1. Remove the inner fender by releasing the button clips (7 I think) Turn the front wheels to allow access to the fog lamps. Then remove the connector housing and, release the wire clp holding the bulb in place.

I siliconed the O-ring and atually dried the inside of the housing with a hair dryer before re-assembly. There is obviously a design flaw here as with the front disc brakes...

Good Luck!
If going through the inner fenders, it'* much easier and roomier to pull the tire off.
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I have those fog lamps on my 05 SLE, mine better last longer than 10,000 miles! Mine are the same aren't they?
Here they are! Now you tell me there the same right???
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Yep, those look exactly like the ones on my GXP. 1 hour of labor to remove the tire, the inner fender then find a realtively long-armed technician to reach up in there and unclip the light assembly. The service writer at the dealer said that these are a "treat" to replace. Anyway, got it done, but I too hope they last longer than 10K miles. I think the response above mentioning the silicone sealant is probably a very good idea.
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I'm on my THIRD set of replacements at 30K miles. RIDICULOUS! The daler did the first set, but for the last two I attempted it myself going with Silverstar replacement bulbs. There are two ways to get at these elusive lamps.

1. Remove the inner fender by releasing the button clips (7 I think) Turn the front wheels to allow access to the fog lamps. Then remove the connector housing and, release the wire clp holding the bulb in place.

2. Remove the headlamp assemply (3 - 7mm bolts) Then remove the connector housing and, after alot of fumbling because you can't see, release the wire clp holding the bulb in place.

Either way, when replacing, you must thread the attached wire THROUGH THE CLIP before insertng the bulb.

I siliconed the O-ring and atually dried the inside of the housing with a hair dryer before re-assembly. There is obviously a design flaw here as with the front disc brakes...

Good Luck!
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