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Old 01-08-2007, 10:01 PM   #11
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A piece inside the headlamp the the bulb sits in. It'* on the low beam to prevent glare for other drivers I suppose. They took it out of the design after a year or two. If you are mixing and matching lights and brackets, you'll notice a slight difference in the way they attach to eachother as well.
yup here is the shroud

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that is from a 93 100% OEM light

the Set of lights from a 95 that i have are a OEM GM lights and dont have the shield
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that shield is a good thing, IMO.
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I'm guessing that shroud can't be removed without removing the lense? I'd really like to sport my Silverstars in my 99 but the shroud only lets me when the lights are on.
BTW the silverstar low beams I put in my old 98 SSE almost 2.5 yrs ago are still working -found that out today.
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I'm guessing that shroud can't be removed without removing the lense? I'd really like to sport my Silverstars in my 99 but the shroud only lets me when the lights are on.
BTW the silverstar low beams I put in my old 98 SSE almost 2.5 yrs ago are still working -found that out today.
you do NOT want to remove the shroud in a 96-99 head light. the glare is absolutly horrible. I currently have a piece of taillight tint over my driver side low beam (make a long story short) the shroud came out and I sealed the HL back up. I did a 6 hour caravan with a friend and he continuely commented on how bad it was to be infront of me.

PLUS, when I drove through the rain and fog the other night seeing was horrible. there was so much light that bled upwards and to the sides that it made a large wall of light in the rain and fog. which sucked and made visibility like driving with high beams in fog/snow.

Now I only wish I hadn't sealed the HL so well and that I could put the shroud in easier.
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In a 92-95 headlight the shroud and socket collar come out through the back so you don't have to remove the lense.
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Not all 92-95 HL have that though
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As stated further above. The collars with/without shroud are not swappable either. Different screw hole pattern.
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Meanwhile... I don't understand Marty'* off 92-95 topic comment about how he can't put a lightbulb into his 98. Marty... insert and turn... it'* that simple.
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I think he wants to "show it off" and you can't see the bulb as much in the later designed lights.

Getting those styled headlights on my 93 might be one of my projects this summer..
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Kinda late to jump in, but...

There is a difference in beam pattern within 92-95 because i have one replacement and one original, and i cannot aim them to match each other. The replacement has more of a difference in projection angle between beams than the OEM, so if i aim them so that the lows match, then the high beam on the replacement aims higher than the original.
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