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Old 02-16-2008, 08:23 AM
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Headlight Replacement help needed

I purchased a set of Sylvania Silverstar high performance headlamps for my new 08 Expedition. The manual has us removing 2 bolts and a small tab to open the compartment. I cannot get the housing to slide out to access the bulbs. There must be a trick to get to these bulbs.

By the way, I put these bulbs in my Excursion and they gave me about a 35% boost in light power. Great for seeing the deer on my way up to the cottage in Northern Michigan! They cost about $50 pair and worth it. Street legal.

Thanks for any help!

08 Tri color white, limited, with everything! Love it!
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:31 PM
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I have been looking for the 9008 everywhere but no dice. I guess I should start looking again. Thanks for the kick in the tail!!
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:54 AM
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I have been looking for the 9008 everywhere but no dice. I guess I should start looking again. Thanks for the kick in the tail!!

look for h13, not 9008....most autozones carry them in stock
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:36 AM
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The Silverstars have shorter life, so get used to taking the headlamps out regularly.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:33 AM
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I tried both the 9008 and h13...but no luck. I have no idea if Cali has put some heat on retailers but no one I talk to has seen them except online...I'll just wait.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:15 PM
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9008/H-13 had been available since the last F-150 update four years ago. Maybe you are looking in the wrong stores?
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:26 PM
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Wal-mart,Kragen,Autozone,Napa,Target,Summit,Jegs, MAPCO...any others I missed? None of them carry the blub.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:03 PM
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I purchased my lights right off of the Sylvania website.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:52 PM
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That was the only way I found to so it as well.
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That seems rather short-sighted of Sylvania to constrain its market that way.
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