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All for a bulb. Sorry, guys (and gals).
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You have got to be ******** me! Just to change a ****ing bulb?
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It's honestly one of the saddest/funniest things I've yet seen with the C7 design.
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looks like I wont be changing to 6k any time soon smh
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Gee, sounds like a quick job to do in the garage on a slow Saturday. NOT. Don
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Sad, isn't it? I was going to change from 4300K to 5000K as with all of my vehicles, but I will wait until I install my lower grille now.

I thought this was a mistake the first several times I read it until I looked deeper into the exploded views... Nope, no joke.

Dealer time / chargeback for a light bulb change is 2.3 hours. Gotta love it!
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so $500 for a dealer replace if blown bulbUNREAL

Def doing it with my ACS grill comes in as well,

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Sad, isn't it? I was going to change from 4300K to 5000K as with all of my vehicles, but I will wait until I install my lower grille now.

I thought this was a mistake the first several times I read it until I looked deeper into the exploded views... Nope, no joke.

Dealer time / chargeback for a light bulb change is 2.3 hours. Gotta love it!
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I can see all this to replace the entire headlight (headlamp) assembly..
but looks like your should have access to the bulb by simply going thru the wheel well/liner...no?????
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Originally Posted by agapsdiver View Post
I can see all this to replace the entire headlight (headlamp) assembly..
but looks like your should have access to the bulb by simply going thru the wheel well/liner...no?????
That would be "No". I removed the liner to "browse" and found that I needed to remove more stuff to get at the base of the bulb. When I get my headlights I'll sit down in earnest and dig into replacing the bulb. I just couldn't bring myself to go through everything to see what it takes to replace the bulb without a bulb to make the swap in hand. I'm pretty sure that the wheel liner has to come out and there was another layer that I saw that needed to get out of the way to get at the bulb. Still pretty damn stupid nonsense to get the bulb compared to the C6! I'd like to see one of the idiot engineers that did this design have to replace the damn bulb.

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Originally Posted by agapsdiver View Post
I can see all this to replace the entire headlight (headlamp) assembly..
but looks like your should have access to the bulb by simply going thru the wheel well/liner...no?????
Nope - I would certainly have let you know if that was the case.

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