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#37 of 77 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem FIXED (Part1)
May 12, 2010 (1:12 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 77 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem Fixed (PART2)
May 12, 2010 (1:27 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 77 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem FIXED (PART3)
May 12, 2010 (1:40 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 77 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem FIXED (PART4)
May 12, 2010 (1:46 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.
#41 of 77 Re: 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem Fixed (PART2) [lasdoug]
May 28, 2010 (4:25 pm)
You are a life saver. I bought a 2000 Envoy in April 2010. The headlight went out and I thought it would be an easy fix. Longer story short the dealer said the part would be $786 for the driver side headlight because it was a H.I.D. Igniter and ballast Headlight. I said there is no way Iím paying that much for 10 year old SUV. So I have been searching high and low for a solution on the net and there you appeared. I called the website you suggested and they have a GMC Jimmy headlight in stock and Kerry the sales associate remembered you and said she is glad everything worked in your favor.
Well have fabulous Memorial Day and I hope everything goes as well for me.
#42 of 77 Re: 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem Fixed (PART2) [cprincess]
May 28, 2010 (5:49 pm)
Best of luck changing out those over priced headlights. Have a good mechanic do it, he'll figure it out, FOR SURE. My mechanic was great and figured everything out by reading past POSTS on this site. Took him about an hour, maximum.That headlight place I purchased the lights at, where great to work with, and I remember KERRY, she sounded like a "BABE" !! Wish I could see her pic !!!
I think I actually like these NEW conventional headlights BETTER, than the original HID, they seem just as bright !!!
GOODLUCK. Shame on you GMC for putting these high priced
headlights on a low priced Vehicle in the first place, it isn't a LEXUS!!
You've caused alot of headaches, to alot of us.
#43 of 77 Re: 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem FIXED (PART3) [lasdoug]
May 31, 2010 (9:32 am)
I,too, am experiencing the vary same situation with my 1999 Envoy. What a shame that a company does this to their customers. It's no wonder people don't trust companies like GM anymore. We can't afford to buy the parts let alone have it fixed.
I am very interested in the drivers side assembly if you still have it. Let me know if it is available. Thanks for your input!
#44 of 77 Re: 1999 Envoy Headlight Problem FIXED (PART3) [robo2023]
Jun 01, 2010 (5:31 am)
I am sorry, I ended up giving the remaining drivers side assembly to a neighbor, who has a friend with the same headlight issue. I tried to convey to the neighbor, how much happier his friend would be to just (CHANGE OUT BOTH HEADLIGHTS) with brand new conventional headlights, but his friend wanted to try this old HID headlight first.
Sorry bout that--and--good luck with your FIX. For less than $200 my belief is you will be happier with a complete changeout to brand new conventional---I was !!!
#45 of 77 Re: 1999 GMC HID Headlight Replacement [rdyehl]
Jun 01, 2010 (10:45 am)
I have a 1999 Envoy. I love this car. Bought it used runs like new but I too have the headlight problem. Your solution sounds great. I even have a mechanic living behind my house who says he would install the conversion kit on both sides. My problem is where to get the parts. We live in Ohio and the only parts places near us are Auto zone and Advanced Auto Parts. I'm not good with all the parts stuff. Any suggestions. I also don't have any credit cards. Any help would be awesome.
#46 of 77 Re: 1999 GMC HID Headlight Replacement [envoylover1]
Jun 06, 2010 (2:12 am)
I see your problem. The only reason I ordered OnLine was because the 3 or 4 Junk Yards/Salvage yards in the Dayton area did not have the Conventional Headlights. Right after I placed the order Online,
one of the local Salvage yards, I think it was RIVERSIDE or Clayton, called me back and said they could get the Conventional Headlights from Online and I could pick them up in person. Try some LOCAL junkyards to you and explain that you need to pay by cash or check, and I'll bet they will order the Headlights for you and have them delivered to their location so you can pick them up. (Give them the number of the place I purchased mine)- you'll see in my prior posts all the information regarding where I purchased mine online. GOODLUCK