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Anyone have an idea how to get to the front light assembly to replace bulbs. My right signal blb went out on my CTS.
 

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Piece of cake. You need to jack the side of the car up. Remove the wheel. Remove the front wheel well panel. This exposes the bulbs. You may wanna think about replacing your Fog bulbs with the high beam headlight bulbs. I did that and was pleased. Here a pic of the inside behind that wheel well panel.

You may be able to access this by turning the wheel I'm not sure. But my way gives you lotsa room to work.
 

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RobertCTS said:
You may be able to access this by turning the wheel I'm not sure. But my way gives you lotsa room to work.
Thanks! The manual could sure use some pictures to help with bulb replacement, but it is definitely doable.

I was able to do it just by turning the wheel, like you mention, but I could see that visibility and access would be much better with the wheel off.
 

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RobertCTS said:
Piece of cake. You need to jack the side of the car up. Remove the wheel. Remove the front wheel well panel. This exposes the bulbs. You may wanna think about replacing your Fog bulbs with the high beam headlight bulbs. I did that and was pleased. Here a pic of the inside behind that wheel well panel.

You may be able to access this by turning the wheel I'm not sure. But my way gives you lotsa room to work.
do you replace the fog lamps with regular high beam bulbs:confused:
 

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The silverstars will plug and play and they make one for the amber as well. They look great and throw out a lot more bright white light (the high beam fog not the amber ). The amber just shows a richer color.
 

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Yes.:) It works.
Replacing high-beam bulbs into the fog-lights sounds great, but am I going to be blinding on-coming traffic (like the HIDs seem to be doing based on other threads) and getting high-beamed in return?

Also, I had the dealer replace one of my fog-lights and it's much brigther than the older one on the other side - I don't think it's from dirt inside, so I wonder if there are different intensity bulbs the dealer would be installing? I'm too lazy to buy 2 bulbs and replace them both with the same, but just curious if there was a way to maybe just change the older dimmer one (not referring to myself :) ) to make it more equal...
 

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Anyadike said:
Replacing high-beam bulbs into the fog-lights sounds great, but am I going to be blinding on-coming traffic (like the HIDs seem to be doing based on other threads) and getting high-beamed in return?

Also, I had the dealer replace one of my fog-lights and it's much brigther than the older one on the other side - I don't think it's from dirt inside, so I wonder if there are different intensity bulbs the dealer would be installing? I'm too lazy to buy 2 bulbs and replace them both with the same, but just curious if there was a way to maybe just change the older dimmer one (not referring to myself :) ) to make it more equal...
The reflector in the Fog directs the light downward. The highbeam bulb will project the light no farther. In over a year noone has flashed lights at me. It's an easy job.
 

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Anyadike said:
Also, I had the dealer replace one of my fog-lights and it's much brigther than the older one on the other side - I don't think it's from dirt inside, so I wonder if there are different intensity bulbs the dealer would be installing? I'm too lazy to buy 2 bulbs and replace them both with the same, but just curious if there was a way to maybe just change the older dimmer one (not referring to myself :) ) to make it more equal...
Well, I've figured out why one fog-light is brighter than the other - the lights are not aligned vertically! I didn't know that fog-lights need to be aligned like headlights - how do I do this? I can't find instruction for this anywhere...

It took me a while to figiure this out, because I usually back into parking spaces, so I don't get to see my headlights on the wall. I was in a situation where I was forced to back out of a space and as I drove in, I noticed my headlights nicely aligned, but I could see the two spots for the fog-lights, and one was hitting the wall about 1/2 to 1 foot above the other one! Any suggestions?
 

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So am I correct in saying there are 2 options for the turn signal replacement? The standard 9145, whether its a Silverstar, OEM, etc...or a 9005 bulb (hi beam) from OEM or Sylvania, etc...?
 

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I was going to buy some silverstar but it looked like I needed to take out the bumber to get at the lights according to the faq. Are you saying i can just jack up the car and turn my wheel and i can do a quick change?
 

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Ya don't even need to jack the car. Although itll make it easier.

Just park in your driveway with the wheels turned to full-lock right, and change left bulb. Then vice-versa.
 

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mikesharon said:
I was going to buy some silverstar but it looked like I needed to take out the bumber to get at the lights according to the faq. Are you saying i can just jack up the car and turn my wheel and i can do a quick change?
you can get to the fogs without taking the bumper off, not the headlights
 
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