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Old 03-29-2005, 10:05 AM   #11
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Got some Cool Blues last night and am pretty satisfied. They were only $25 a pair at Advance Auto so I ended up getting the 9006s and 9005s. They were actually easier to install than I thought they were (prior experience with a 98 Monte Carlo) except for the passenger side high beam. The bulb inserts directly in front of the radiator cap and AC lines so I had to cram my hands into a tiny space and use the tips of my fingers. I accidently dropped the old bulb down in the crevice and haven't been able to retrieve it yet .

I saw the Silverstars but they were $15 more a pair so I went with the cheaper ones. I could definately tell the difference as soon as I changed them in appearance as well as visibility. All in all I am very satisfied.
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kl, I did the same originally. I had the Cool Blues in the high and low, and liked them. When one of my lows crapped on me, I went for the SilverStars. I now LOVE the Silver Stars. They're more of a step above the Cool Blues than the Blues were over stock.

I'm running SS lows, Cool Blue highs, and 100W H3'* in my aftermarket fogs with the override so they stay on with the brights. I love the combination. Best lighting I've ever owned in any vehicle.
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I want to upgrade the fog lights next, but am not sure how.... Does the whole thing come out like old headlights, or do you just change the bulb? Also, where do I look for the kind/size that would fit correctly? I'm pretty sure both of our cars have the same original fog lights so whatever you used or would work on yours would fit on mine...
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I want to upgrade the fog lights next, but am not sure how.... Does the whole thing come out like old headlights, or do you just change the bulb? Also, where do I look for the kind/size that would fit correctly? I'm pretty sure both of our cars have the same original fog lights so whatever you used or would work on yours would fit on mine...
im pretty sure its just the bulb on the 00+. the factory bulb is an 880. soem also run the 893 bulb (it has like five more watts) but it can melt the foglight assembly.
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I just want something more of a white as opposed to a yellow light to go with the high/low beams. Is 883 like the part # (like 9005 & 9006) so I could just search for it?

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Ok, just found the 880ST (silverstar?) so that answers my question. All I'm finding is the Silverstars, do they make Cool Blue 880? I guess I'll get the Silverstars if they don't exist. I haven't even looked at the fog lights yet so if anyone has changed them and has any information/tips it would be appreciated...
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Some of us use Angel Eyes, others use Cyber Whites.... Both seem to have good results... We are all happy with what we have chosen...lol

Here is the stock fog lamp... Pitted and looking not so good...



What the replacement looked like..



This is how they looked after dark...


There should be a few threads on the Angel Eyes and the Cyber Whites floating around...

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DO the Angle Eyes if you can afford them

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and they look cool
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Yes they do

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Those do look great, but I'd rather just change bulbs rather than the whole assembly/wiring harness etc. if that is possible. Has anyone here changed just the bulb, and if so how difficult is it?
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the bulb is easy to change...DO NOT BUY SILVERSTAR FOG LIGHT BULBS....there is your warning....we have had many members buy them and blow them out really fast.

I didnt change any wiring, used the stock switch and used my stock brackets for he driving light part
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