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Nah its not too bad, i've taken mine out a few times. There's three 10mm bolts holding the headlight in with three phillips screws holding two small panel around them. It's pretty simple.
 

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It's optional in the U.S. . If you order daytime running lights they come with a separate light so your not burning the regular lights out. You can program the headlights to stay on as daytime running lights if you didn't order them but I've heard they have a fairly short lifespan.
 

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Any part/manufacturer number for the best headlamp replacement? I like to have spares for every company truck. Glad they are not a nightmare to change.

Prefer aftermarket, brighter white bulbs, not blue (too far) though.
 

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My owners manual says H7LL headlights. Does anyone know the difference between them and plain old H7's? Are the H77LL's the ones to get as spares? I'd also like to have a few spares in the van.
 

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The "LL" of the H7LL just means "long life." They are physically interchangeable.

I'd recommend buying whatever is least expensive (among reputable brands), especially just to keep on hand as spares.
 

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Nobody seems to understand this, but you WANT regular old incandescent bulbs in your vehicles. You DON'T want any kind of LED, or HID, or anything like that.

Why? Cost. The HIDs require a transformer, and I think the LEDs do as well. So when that konks out you are into it for many hundreds of dollars, not to mention the bulbs which can also be several hundred dollars. No. You WANT regular $10 bulbs. If you can't see, add some lights.

Watch this, skip to 5:05
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScT0thDVfoQ
 

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Nobody seems to understand this, but you WANT regular old incandescent bulbs in your vehicles. You DON'T want any kind of LED, or HID, or anything like that.

Why? Cost. The HIDs require a transformer, and I think the LEDs do as well. So when that konks out you are into it for many hundreds of dollars, not to mention the bulbs which can also be several hundred dollars. No. You WANT regular $10 bulbs. If you can't see, add some lights.

Watch this, skip to 5:05
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScT0thDVfoQ
:eek: OUCH!!!!! $3000+ for a head light assembly??? Absolutely nuts! :eek:
 

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The "LL" of the H7LL just means "long life." They are physically interchangeable.

I'd recommend buying whatever is least expensive (among reputable brands), especially just to keep on hand as spares.

Thanks, that's good to know! I agree cheap is better:)
 

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Nobody seems to understand this, but you WANT regular old incandescent bulbs in your vehicles. You DON'T want any kind of LED, or HID, or anything like that.

Why? Cost. The HIDs require a transformer, and I think the LEDs do as well. So when that konks out you are into it for many hundreds of dollars, not to mention the bulbs which can also be several hundred dollars. No. You WANT regular $10 bulbs. If you can't see, add some lights.

Watch this, skip to 5:05
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScT0thDVfoQ
This is Sooooooo inaccurate it's really quite amazing that you would post this. Especially in this day and age when you can simply do a Google search. Hid technology has come down in price immensely. You can get a pair of bulbs and transformers for less then $100 online. Most last quite a while and use less power then an incandescent bulb.

I was referring to aftermarket systems not the factory ones shown in the video.

If you give it sometime you may also compare the led technology to when automotive manufacturers started moving away from sealed beams.
 

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The led bulbs are more efficient and very bright. The bulbs will last forever.
Here is a link for some H-7 bulbs on ebay. 20 watt draw per bulb versus 55 watts or 6 amps less draw for the 2 headlights combined. Change out the other vehicle bulbs and there would another 5 amp savings for a total of 11 amps load reduction on the alternator.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2014-Newest-4800LM-40W-CREE-LED-Headlight-Kit-9005-9006-H7-H8-H9-H11-6000K-/151408647589?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2340a89da5&vxp=mtr
 
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