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Headlight question

No, this isn't one of those "let's see if your off-road lights are bigger than mine" type questions. I'm looking for something a little more subtle. I want to replace my stock headlamps with something that is bright white (not blue!) and I'm looking for suggestions. I just want to be able to go down to Autozone (Pep Boys, Advanced, etc) and pickup some replacement headlights. Mine are a dull yellow on the road and are making me mad. I have some nice bright white lamps in my Camaro and I love the things. Does anyone have any they've tried that worked well that isn't that same old, dull crappy Philips yellow bulbs? TIA
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Try Sylvania SilverStar Ultra.
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I just got some 6000k HIDs and they are pure white. You cant get em at autozone, but imo they are worth it.
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I've seen the HIDs but I've also heard you can get a ticket sporting those in traffic. I'll check out the SilverStar Ultras. Thanks for the info.
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They only make that large of a difference if your headlamp lenses are clear.... Mine are so messed up, and I can't figure out how to open it up to clean them. And I can't afford to replace.
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I heard about people sticking them in the over just long enough to get the glue hot and pull them apart.
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I can't get them off the truck! Haha. Otherwise I would try the oven tech.
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How DO you get the headlights out of the truck? I haven't looked at mine yet but I've heard the first time is a PITA to figure out. :) The turn signal lights were a breeze. Two screws and it was done!
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look behind your headlights. There should be 3 long screws. These adjust and aim your headlights. Now this is the really really difficult part. I mean seriosly if you havent had like 10+ year experience in removing headlights, I wouldnt even bother.



Just remove them.
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they do make High Intensity Discharge light kits that are white and not blue
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Try Sylvania SilverStar Ultra.
put those in my truck a few days ago
5 stars for silverstars
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How DO you get the headlights out of the truck? I haven't looked at mine yet but I've heard the first time is a PITA to figure out. :) The turn signal lights were a breeze. Two screws and it was done!
PITA? i really hope that was a joke lol, easiest thing to do. This threads shows how to take em out: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...rsion-kit.html
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That thread was wrong. It showed tabs but mine just pulled right out after taking off the screw-on ring. The passenger side was a PITA because the wiring had gotten twisted up underneath another wire and I had to move it around first with a long screwdriver. The Haynes manual told how to do it properly. :)
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Well Jeff, I don't need the attitude, that's for sure.


I have plastic nuts on these metal screws, and have attempted to unscrew them, but they do not budge.

I do not want to break the plastic, cause that is another purchase I would have to make.

I know 'HOW' to take them off, I just can't.

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I do not have tabs to pull up either, Comp.Flake..
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There was supposed to be sarcasm there. Dont take things so seriosly.

But you might have to spray some Liquid Wrench in there. I know when I adjusted mine to took quite a bit to break down the rust in them.
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That thread was wrong. It showed tabs but mine just pulled right out after taking off the screw-on ring. The passenger side was a PITA because the wiring had gotten twisted up underneath another wire and I had to move it around first with a long screwdriver. The Haynes manual told how to do it properly. :)
what year is your truck?
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2000 6cyl XLT.
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put those in my truck a few days ago
5 stars for silverstars
Silverstars are the easiest instant solution to less yellow light. You can clean all the yellow fog crud off your lenses and your regular bulbs will look much better. See the "how to" section for cleaning those headlights up a bit.
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