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Justin e36
09-26-2004, 08:37 AM
2002 Grand Am GT ... what type of headlight bulbs does it use for low beam and how do I replace them? Any tools necessary?

Also, are the headlight housings metal + glass, or plastic? ... will I run into any problems melting the housing if I run higher wattage xenon-style (i.e. Eurolite) bulbs?

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Justin e36
09-26-2004, 08:47 AM
Still want to know what type of bulbs I need.. and if xenon halogens are ok?

I do know how to replace them now.. (what a PITA!!) ... found this thread here: http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?p=505027&posted=1#post505027

AznGA
09-26-2004, 08:49 AM
We have 9007 for low/high beam.

Justin e36
09-26-2004, 08:50 AM
perfect. is there a problem with putting higher wattage xenon halogen (i.e. silverstars... eurolite... etc. bulbs?)

AznGA
09-26-2004, 09:03 AM
I have Silverstars. A lot of people are happy with it. I don't know the wattage compared to stock, but they work with no problems.

Mike Jung
09-26-2004, 09:51 AM
...Also, are the headlight housings metal + glass, or plastic? ... will I run into any problems melting the housing if I run higher wattage xenon-style (i.e. Eurolite)...

...is there a problem with putting higher wattage xenon halogen (i.e. silverstars... eurolite... etc. bulbs?)
Stock is 55W low beam & 65W high beam.

Don't use any higher wattage bulbs, like 80/100W; or the headlight socket plug/wiring will melt & the headlight housing lenses will get hot & get heat damaged.
The headlight housing is plastic.

Silverstars are fine though.

'01GT
09-26-2004, 09:54 AM
Higher wattage bulbs can melt your headlight housing and wiring. Silverstars are 65/55 watt which is what the OEM bulbs are.

Justin e36
09-28-2004, 11:05 AM
ok.. I put 55w Eurolite's in there... they're bright.. with a blue tint. However Eurolite bulbs get VERY hot... much hotter than stock... although they're the same wattage. Still a problem? Anyone know what size foglight bulbs are?

Justin e36
09-28-2004, 11:05 AM
oh yeah.. and grandam headlights are PITA to change!!!!.. GRRRR.
Messed up the drivers side headlight pretty bad... anyone have one for sale?.. 2002 Grand am GT.

blckgrndam99
09-28-2004, 06:44 PM
try farenhiets, there really good an i as well as other owners are very happy with them

silverstars are a waste of money IMO. my friend had them and through them out for fareheits.

also, to my surprise the Xenon APC bulbs lasted me months with no problems, but i changed them to farehiets for fun.

SC/TGrandAm
09-28-2004, 07:14 PM
blue "xenon" bulbs http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif lol

AznGA
09-28-2004, 08:21 PM
How much are ferenhights?

Rba007
09-28-2004, 08:29 PM
Yessss, silly Halogen people.... So small, misguided... Kinda reminds me of the "lollypop kids" from the wizard of oz scampering about.... :jackson

Rba007
09-28-2004, 08:30 PM
You cant say l-o-l-y-p-o-p without it makeing a smily?? Sheesh./

Justin e36
09-30-2004, 05:22 PM
blue "xenon" bulbs http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif lol

they're actually not bad for fake HID's... here's how they look on my e36...

Justin e36
09-30-2004, 05:23 PM
bump for size of foglight bulbs...

MetaGTP1
09-30-2004, 05:38 PM
You cant say l-o-l-y-p-o-p without it makeing a smily?? Sheesh./When you learn to spell LOLLYPOP. lol

MetaGTP1
09-30-2004, 05:40 PM
bump for size of foglight bulbs...885 :)

SC/TGrandAm
09-30-2004, 05:43 PM
they're actually not bad for fake HID's... here's how they look on my e36...

Ahh gotta love the Angel Eye rings. Did yours not come with factory HID's in the headlights? If not look around on e-bay you can pick up both whole headlight housings with ballasts for pretty cheap. Its a swap plug in and play deal- Neat.

SC/TGrandAm
09-30-2004, 05:44 PM
885 :)

880 is actually factory size but 885 also works and like Kman said is the better size. Just to clarify.

885 is actually like a 50w bulb and 880 is like 25-27 watt if i rememeber correctly. 27w lol thats like a night light.

Molson
09-30-2004, 05:46 PM
All your questions would have been answered if you used the search function. :D

MetaGTP1
09-30-2004, 05:50 PM
880 is actually factory size but 885 also works and like Kman said is the better size. Just to clarify.

885 is actually like a 50w bulb and 880 is like 25-27 watt if i rememeber correctly. 27w lol thats like a night light.In my fog lights, I have EuroLite bulbs(893) and they are 37.5 watts. So I would think that the 885 bulbs are between 30 and 35 watts. :)

SC/TGrandAm
09-30-2004, 05:58 PM
I was curious and looked and the 885 size is infact 50w

http://www.hiperf.com/acatalog/Online_Catalog_Halogen_Bulbs_56.html
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/1701/part_numbers.htm

MetaGTP1
09-30-2004, 06:57 PM
I was curious and looked and the 885 size is infact 50w

http://www.hiperf.com/acatalog/Online_Catalog_Halogen_Bulbs_56.html
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/1701/part_numbers.htmI see. I have 885 sitting in a box. I think that is why I took them out, because of the wattage. Thanks. :)

scorpionhawk
10-23-2005, 03:45 AM
Stock is 55W low beam & 65W high beam.

Don't use any higher wattage bulbs, like 80/100W; or the headlight socket plug/wiring will melt & the headlight housing lenses will get hot & get heat damaged.
The headlight housing is plastic.

Silverstars are fine though.


i just bought two headlight sockets from my friend's job that are designed to handle higher wattage bulbs, and so far they work fine.

scorpionhawk
10-23-2005, 03:45 AM
Stock is 55W low beam & 65W high beam.

Don't use any higher wattage bulbs, like 80/100W; or the headlight socket plug/wiring will melt & the headlight housing lenses will get hot & get heat damaged.
The headlight housing is plastic.

Silverstars are fine though.


i just bought two headlight sockets from my friend's job that are designed to handle higher wattage bulbs, and so far they work fine. my prior sockets are so corroded from use that it was time.