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Old 05-25-2007, 11:15 PM   #1
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Does anybody here know the bulb number for fog lights on a 2005 GXP? Everywhere I look says that I need H11'* for the fog lights on a 2005 but the 2004 GXP uses 880'*. I just took my car into the dealership and had the wiring harness for the fog lights replaced and had a set of aftermarket H11'* for them to put in and they didn't fit.
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Didn't fit? that'* probably because they actually take 880'* I dont' even know what H11'* are? give me a minute and I'll find out. It'* very doubtful they'd just up and change bulbs like that after like 18 years or so (including intoduction of the SSE back in 89? used 880'* for the foglamp bulbs)

O.K this is a photo of an "H11"
very similar to the 881 curved base. I believ H11 are used in high end luxury cars Like BMW, Mecedes and such. The bulb looks more like an headlamp bulb more than a foglamp one, I'm pretty sure pontiac didn't go this route just for one year. (I do believe GM only uses the 880 series type bulb 880,881,893 ect. I could be wrong though,
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That'* what I got for sure. I went ahead and ordered the 880'* and now I have to try to get a refund for the H11'*. If you check out this link you can see where Sylvania says to use the H11'* for the 05 GXP http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...RG-Results.htm
and this is the one for the 04 GXP
http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...RG-Results.htm

I guess they need to change their guide so that people like me that take their word for part numbers don't spend time and money on the wrong stuff.
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Just went through this myself. The 880 is for the SE and the '04 SLE. The GXP uses H3'*. Just installed the SilverStar H3 ST two days ago. I have yet to find any auto parts store with the correct listing.
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Well then that sucks because I just ordered a set of 880'*. I guess I will be getting a set of H3'* now also.
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Well then that sucks because I just ordered a set of 880'*. I guess I will be getting a set of H3'* now also.
The one store I went to showed an H1. Bought a set, got the car on the hoist, removed the lower panel so I could access everything and SURPRISE, wrong bulb! Went back, the guy looked it up again and said it was an H11. Never having seen one before I looked but was clearly the wrong bulb. Then he checked another book and came up with the 880. Having put a set of these in my '02 SE I knew they weren't the ones. Had to look around the shelves myself. The H3 matched perfectly (base, keying, shape, wire attached, etc).

What'* interesting is when I checked the ACDelco website. I pulled up the '04 and '05 GXP and for each they show both the H3 and the 880 as a fog/driving light.
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Well then that sucks because I just ordered a set of 880'*. I guess I will be getting a set of H3'* now also.
How are those fog lights coming? Finally got a chance to snap a photo for you. This is the OEM fog light from my '04 GXP. It should be the same for the '05 GXP and I suspect the '05 SLE (since the SLE body style changed in '05 to be the same as the GXP).

I replaced them with Sylvania H3 ST and they were an exact fit.

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Ah yes, the fog lights are not going well for me. I just got the 880'* in and as you know they are not the right ones. I have ordered the H3'* so now that I am on my 3rd set of lights without ever putting any in I should have it right once they come in. Thanks for the help pointing me in the right direction. Now I just have to get them in once they show up. This is just one more example as to how helpful this site can be. Everybody here is so helpful, I just couldn't imagine being a Bonneville owner without it!!!
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wow, shocked the hell outta me to bad our'* never got these, they're way better as far as light out put.
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I finally got the right bulbs in the mail today. Unfortunately it'* been raining all day so I will have to wait until tomorrow after work to put them in. I will gets pics for everybody in case anybody needs a reference for the future.
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