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#31 of 79 Re: 1999 GMC HID Headlight Replacement [rdyehl]
Mar 18, 2010 (1:32 pm)
Just wanted to say thanks a million for your post. I had searched and searched for solutions to the Envoy HID problem with no luck. When we bought our 2000 Envoy the passenger-side HID, igniter, and ballast had all been removed already. I used some metal strapping to hold a 9006 bulb in the HID hole, but it was not a good long-term solution.
So I decided to try the two headlight assemblies you listed from Vehicle Interior Parts on Amazon. $35/ea + shipping = not bad. They got here quickly and were well packaged and brand new.
The passenger side was a breeze since the 9006 connector had already been freed from the ballast. The driver's side was tougher. I tried like hell to remove the ballast, but without completely removing the front bumper cover, it seemed impossible. Then I just tried to get the 9006 connector free, which was also a bitch because it was impossible to get my hand into the space where it was connected. I fussed with trying different angles for a good half hour. I finally sent a long flathead screwdriver into the cavity and it pried off really easily (note to self for next time). At this point, the original assembly was now dangling from the ballast. I cut the wire as close to the ballast as I could and was finally free to install the new light. The wires barely reached, but they did.
This is an excellent solution for those of us who prefer regular, easy to find, cheap headlights over proprietary redonkulously expensive HIDs.
#33 of 79 2005 GMC Envoy Intermittent Headlights
Apr 13, 2010 (5:11 pm)
I have a 2005 GMC Envoy. Recently while driving at night, they both turn off. This has happened to me quite often in the past week. I have had to ride the rest of the way to my destination with my high-beams. However, my fog lights still work.
I have replaced the fuses for both headlights and checked the battery, in case a cable was loose.
It turned off on me when the car was on but in park. It has come back on for me once. This was after I hit the top of the fuse box cover to lock it back in place and the lights immediately turned on.
Could anyone tell me what else to check for?
#34 of 79 Re: 1999 ENVOY-Replace the HID HEADLIGHTS [susan72]
May 01, 2010 (6:00 am)
I like your way-BUT can you provide me EXACTLY what you BOUGHT & WHERE
on-line and what your mechanic had to do exactly. That would really help my mechanic who I think will take this job on if its not going to be a nightmare!!
Would appreciate additional info from you-it would really help.
Thanks you much, in advance
#35 of 79 Re: 1999 ENVOY-Replace the HID HEADLIGHTS [susan72]
May 01, 2010 (6:09 am)
susan72 (REPLY #19) Can you please provide additional Info on WHAT YOU BOUGHT On-line and from WHOM on-line and what your mechanic had to do exactly!! That would be of great help if you can do this for me.
Thank you (INADVANCE)
#36 of 79 Re: 1999 GMC HID Headlight Replacement [rdyehl]
May 10, 2010 (11:32 am)
I followed all these instructions except I chose to take the bumper cover and bumper off. The same plug that is in the ballast fits right into the new headlight so no rewiring!
Thank you for the help! Now I'll go sell the good side and the ballast and ignitor for the other. As it turns out, just the bulb was burned out but in the long run, the conversion will be more cost effective.
#37 of 79 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem FIXED (Part1)
May 12, 2010 (12:12 pm)
First of all, thanks to all of you that responded to my cry for HELP, way back when, regarding my 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem. Without your feedback and support the fix would not have been possible, would not have been able to tell my mechanic where to start. Of course, when I called the GMC Dealers (THE EXPERTS) for assistance on changing out the 99 Envoy HID Lights to Conventional Lights, they were flabbercasted and did not know if it was even possible OR they knew what to do, but would not tell you, for it would mean loss of big $$$$ in their pockets....WHATEVER!!! To make a
Long Story Short (PROBLEM FIXED) with a total cost of UNDER-
$ 200.00 to change out BOTH HID HEADLIGHTS to Brand new
CONVENTIONAL HEADLIGHTS (Now can go to any Auto Parts Store and buy a $2.00 blub if one goes bad) WHEW!!!!
***Running out of room (SEE PART-2)
#38 of 79 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem Fixed (PART2)
May 12, 2010 (12:27 pm)
Sorry Bout That..........................
1- Purchased 2 BrandNew Headlights From;
*LEFT (Headlight) Partslink GM2502174 (Part # 14-00535L) $ 64.00
*RIGHT (Headlight) Partslink GM2503174 (Part# 14-00535R) $ 64.00
SHIPPING $ 14.75
ARRIVED 2 days later (Perfect Condition) for TOTAL ( $ 142.75 )
I managed a (No restocking Fee-Return Policy) !!!!!!!!!!
2- My buddy (Did NOT HAVE TO CUT ANY WIRES)
3- Removed Each Assembly (Easy remove clips behind assembly
that pull straight up- the light can be pulled out-dangling)
4- Uplugged the (Harness Plug from Ballast) Ballast located below
Headlights/Behind Bumber). He layed on his back and got under
car with a long screw driver to help unplug the plug from BALLAST.
#39 of 79 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem FIXED (PART3)
May 12, 2010 (12:40 pm)
5- Driver side (EASIER to UNPLUG from BALLAST - BUT- HARDER
to connect HARNESS PLUG to NEW ASSEMBLY)
6- He connected the Harness Plug from EACH BALLAST and
connected the plugs into the NEW L&R ASSEMBLIES.
No wires to Cut. The Drivers Side -Harness Plug after removal from
Ballast had to be maneuvered below AC Lines in order to reach
plug-in on NEW ASSEMBLY. Buddy says the job is DO-ABLE!!!!
7- My PAX SIDE (BALLAST) was bad, dont know about IGNITER.
8-Kept Drivers Side HID ASSEMBLY (Still Good) if you want it Free!!
#40 of 79 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem FIXED (PART4)
May 12, 2010 (12:46 pm)
My E-Mail is goldman3woh.rr.com if I can answer any questions
or if you can use my Old (Drivers Side Headlight Assembly). Its your Free. Also if in the Dayton Ohio area- My good mechanic will change out your HID Headlights for Conventional ones. Thanks again for all
that responded to my earlier request for info on this matter-It really PAID OFF.