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GMC Envoy, GMC Envoy XUV, GMC Envoy XL, SUV
#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
#47 of 77 Re: 1999 GMC HID Headlight Replacement [lasdoug]
Jun 19, 2010 (6:53 pm)
If you have factory HID headlights on your Envoy/Bravada and the bulb and ballast go out you find out real quick that the only available replacements are from GM and you have to buy a new ballast/HID Bulb because of design change. The cost from GM is over $1,000 dollars for the set. If you want to keep your factory HID system I have a much lower cost alternative and still be OEM equipment. I have purchased factory Bulb/Ballast to keep my GMC Diamond Edition factory HID lights operational but will never again. Below is what I purchased (Mostly From Ebay)
1. Philips D1S Bulb Xenstart ($50.00 ea) Ebay. 2 ea
2. Philips Xenstart ballast (Cadilac XLR) Same Ballast as what you get from GM. (Price Varies) 2 ea
3. Pair of D1S Bulb Holders. ($30.00)
4. Pair of D1S Cables 49CM (SUV Lights.com) $75.00 for a pair includes shipping. You have to modify the bulb holders to mount to the mounting screw locations of the headlight. You will also have to mount the ballast and connect the ballast to the factory harness. May have to splice the connector in.
If any one wants pics just email me at nolanpacableone.net
#48 of 77 Re: 1999 GMC HID Headlight Replacement [s15jimmy]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 19, 2010 (11:24 pm)
If any one wants pics
Pics would be great - if you post them on your CarSpace page then future visitors won't have to try to track you down for them. Thanks!
#49 of 77 Pics of Envoy HID Headlight
Jun 24, 2010 (5:51 pm)
Posted PIC's in my car space page.
#50 of 77 Aftermarket HID solution
Jun 24, 2010 (6:14 pm)
I also have an after market HID solution. I pulled two 9006 bulb retainers off of 4 headlight (late 90's) GM sedan. I removed the mounting flange from the original bulb and used that to secure the 9006 bulb retaine to the headlight. Now any 9006 bulb will work including 9006 HID conversion kit. I plan on selling this set of hedlights on ebay with the 9006 bulb retainers included. I posted Pics of this modification as well. This would be the least expensive way to keep the HID by using a 9006 conversion kit.
#51 of 77 Re: Aftermarket HID solution [s15jimmy]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 25, 2010 (10:57 am)
Nice! Here's the link.