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04-17-2005, 02:47 PM
Hello all, one of my headlights blew out recently for the first time since I had the car, so I decided I would switch to SilverStars. I used the instructions that you guys had up here which worked awesome but to my surprise not one but both headlight retaining rings were broken already before I even took the bulbs out of the lights. So now I need to replace these. Does anyone know a good site for these?? I checked a few but couldnt find the retaining ring, just the bulbs and/or the whole headlight. Maybe I should just go down to the dealer. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Guys! :metal:

04-17-2005, 02:52 PM
I believe you can get one at the dealer fairly cheap.

04-17-2005, 04:11 PM
One of mine broke when I put my Silverstars in...went to my local Pontiac dealer... in stock and around $11 if I remember correctly.

04-19-2005, 08:25 AM
**** $11 bucks for one? Damn Dealers.... Anyway Thanks guys.. :boogie:

04-19-2005, 09:39 AM
They are made better now so these S/B the last ones you buy.

04-19-2005, 09:50 AM

part # 16524656


04-19-2005, 08:13 PM
They are made better now so these S/B the last ones you buy.

Really, at the dealer where I bought mine they told me the one with the 3 fragile tabs is the new design. The one on my driver's side headlight is the better design that you couldn't break if you tried.

Anyone tried using a headlight O-ring for 9004 bulbs?? The base is almost the same, don't see why it wouldn't fit. They are only ~$4 at Pep Boys.

04-19-2005, 09:00 PM
should work, the 9004 and 9007 bulbs are the same, the difference is the wattage of the bulbs. I think the 9004 are brighter. The harnesses are the exact same and interchange. I work at Autozone and we don't stock the slim style that the GA's have, just a longer one that wouldn't fit. I bought one for my drivers side at the dealer for $11 and went later to buy another for a buddy's GA in my work uniform and they sold it for $7...guess they thought it was for resale or something, i'm not complaining

10-23-2005, 08:06 AM

part # 16524656


Holy Crap...they charge $9.95 to ship a piece of plastic that maybe weights 2 oz!

09-25-2008, 04:47 PM
how do u install them im having trouble...i got 2 packeges with 2 pieces in each...ones a bigger retainer and a smaller one...how do u install them?

09-26-2008, 06:18 PM

09-27-2008, 09:45 AM
the smaller one is the only one you need.

09-27-2008, 10:00 AM
how do u do it?

09-27-2008, 10:10 AM
take the bulb out. put the clip around the bulb.put the clip and bulb in the headlight.

i need to replace one of mine. if your lucky i might post pics, if i remember.

09-27-2008, 07:28 PM
figured it out

09-27-2008, 08:33 PM
thank god newb

09-27-2008, 09:25 PM
newb to this site not grand ams...first time replacing headlights with these god damns