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Hi Guys!

My left side low beam is burnt, and after checking past threads about it I believe it's not a simple task... so I decided that while I am in there I should upgrade those crappy bulbs (non-xenon). By the way, why would someone order a GS without xenon headlights???

In the past threads about bulbs people talk about Sylvania and PIAA blue bulbs, so my question is, aren't they going to show blue through the lenses?

Do the high and low beams use the same type of bulb (H1)?

Which one you guys think is the best?

So far that's what I found:

Blue:

PIAA 4000k Extreme

PIAA 8000k


White:

PIAA 4100k


OSRAM Night Braker

Sylvania Silverstar

Thank you all in advance!

Del.
 

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I think they are not xenon, but "normal" bulbs with xenon gas inside.. At least the sellers say you can swap them...
 

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Do the high and low beam use the same kind of bulb, H1?
 

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Job done. Easily!

Ok, I needed the car for tonight, so I decided to go Kragen Auto Parts and see what they had. So I bought the Sylvania Silverstar, for $23 each.

I started on the driver's side, removed the wheel, the inner layer of the fender and replaced the bulb very easily.

Then I decided to do the passenger's side without removing the wheel and... piece-of-cake!

I don't know if my car (2005 GS) is different from others, but you definetly don't have to remove the wheel to replace the bulbs. At least not the low beams.

Also, there's a velcro in the fender's inner layer (housing?) right behind the headlight, so you don't even have to use any tool!

The whole job, both sides, can be done in less then 20 min.

Obs. You don't have to remove the wheels, but you do need to lift the car up, so the wheel will move down giving you more space to reach the area.

Thank you all for your input! I'll let you know after I drive it tonight if there's any improvement in terms of visibility, compared to the OEM bulb.
 

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Great Improvement!

What a difference the Silverstar bulbs make! I was always very disappointed with my GS' headlights (before it I had a car with xenon), but now I'm very happy!

I definetly recommend it to everybody with a non-xenon car, especially now that I know the replacement takes only a few minutes.
 
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