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when you change out headlamp bulbs does the light have to be realigned?

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Old 02-15-2014, 08:35 AM   #1
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Default when you change out headlamp bulbs does the light have to be realigned?

I'm swapping out the OEMS for some sliverstars. if i don't have to do a light alignment I'll do it this afternoon, if i do then I'll wait for it to be a bit darker so i can see where the alignment is now
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You should not need to realign them solely based on changing the bulbs, but it never hurts to check the alignment.

Seating the bulbs properly can be a PITA due to lack of room for your hands, take your time and be sure they are seated properly. If they aren't, you will find the alignment WAY off.

I replaced mine several years ago with PIAA Extreme White Plus headlights and Philips 893 CrystalVision driving lights. They aren't HID's by any means, but a nice upgrade over stock and all I need given the limited night driving I do.

Good luck!
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I'm swapping out the OEMS for some sliverstars. if i don't have to do a light alignment I'll do it this afternoon, if i do then I'll wait for it to be a bit darker so i can see where the alignment is now


They just turn and come out and vise versa to install.
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Here is a link on alignment in case you want to review.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-g...eadlights.html
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No, If they were fine before they should be fine with the new bulbs, If they were fine before and are not fine now the bulbs are not seated correctly.
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There should be no need to realign the headlights based on just a bulb change.
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No, If they were fine before they should be fine with the new bulbs, If they were fine before and are not fine now the bulbs are not seated correctly.
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