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Old 05-28-2018, 01:41 PM   #43
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Ordered the claw today and will get it today. My plan is to get the connecting end facing the hole and go straight in and grab it and pull it out.


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Exactly what i will attempt LOL
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:34 PM   #44
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All this for some bulbs


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Old 05-29-2018, 04:15 AM   #45
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You’re a risk taker! Had that piece of double sided tape also gotten caught inside the headlamp assembly...inside the oven the headlamp goes.
Haha, of course I made sure that THAT doesn't happen.


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Which side of the car did you loose the bulb into? Because the drivers side there is little to no room for much to get in there.

I cut my hand pretty good with trying to get it out with a hanger and was like a inch away and it rolled back away each time i had it close due to the design its a tad higher and not lever to just pull the bulb out. I am going to try 2 tools i ordered recently and see which one will do it. Last thing i want to do is take that grille off for something like this LOL. If the flexible spring claw doesn't grip on it i will try this magnet grabber...


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It was actually the passenger side. However, good luck with the tools you ordered.

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Yeah, but the problem is heat will drastically shorten the lifespan of those LED's, unlike halogen bulbs.
True. However, I live in Dubai, where the outside temperature is currently climbing up to 45°C, and even here I haven't had any failures so far.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:35 PM   #46
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Hi Nookz!!,

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Guys, forget about cutting your wires and installing the stupid resistors.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Let me thank you for your tip: I was looking for those LED bulbs with no resistor!! I have received them and I have installed them and.. WOW!.. what a difference it makes!! I used four bulbs: two at the front and the other two at the rear (my car has European specs). THEY ARE SIMPLY PERFECT!!

Thanks again for sharing!!

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Old 05-30-2018, 11:28 AM   #47
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Update... so the Claw gripper i ordered pictured in another post i made here worked on the second try. Used small tiny piece of a coat hanger, positioned it so the connector side was facing back towards the hole and went in the the claw and snagged it straight through. The rubber weatherproofing piece just take the plastic clip off and push it all the way down to the side for a bit easier access. Put LED bulb back in snug and all is good now.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:47 AM   #48
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LED front turn signal

Great news to hear! I’m also happy to report that I mine out too! Jacked the car up on passenger side to keep the bulb from rolling away from the hole, rolled a paper towel up and pushed it in to the far corner to lessen movement and got the connector end facing the hole. I used a 8” tweezers and grabbed it and pulled it out.
It’s all good in my neighborhood!




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Old 05-30-2018, 11:51 PM   #49
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Pinch me in a heartbeat. Got these earlier today, installed them and voilá, they do work. Ran them as hazards for two minutes, then as turn signals for one minute each, no hyperflash, and the bulbs didn't get hot to the touch, they were just slightly warm.

The car is now 100% halogen bulb free, yay---LED side markers, trunk light, license plate lights, reverse lights, and now front turn signals.

(...but I did keep all the OEM halogens anyway, just to be on the safe side )
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:02 AM   #50
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Definitely great upgrade and bright and crisp as they should be now. Appreciate all the posts on the thread!
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:11 AM   #51
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If I may make a suggestion, a strip of electrical tape at the base of the bulb and the socket to prevent bulb from fallen inside as a precautionary. The OEMs are super snug and hard to pull out, at least mine were and the LEDs are not as tight. I believe my drivers side fell in pulling it out to seat it. The tape will prevent the drop.
Glad I was able to fish mine out.

The bulbs are much brighter and cleaner when on. Nice upgrade.......


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Old 05-31-2018, 12:11 PM   #52
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The posted link for bulbs says no longer available anyone find another working bulb that doesn't require external resistors?

what about these?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KG5BQMBR&psc=1

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Old 05-31-2018, 07:57 PM   #53
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They should work, they say built in resistor, no hyper flashing


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Old 08-08-2018, 04:06 PM   #54
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I picked up these to replace my last pair:

LASFIT 7440 W21W WY21W LED Turn Signal Light Blinker Bulbs, Build-in CANBUS Anti Hyper Flash, No Load Resistor Need, Plug & Play, 24W 2400LM Extremely Bright Amber Yellow-1 Yr Warranty (Pack of 2) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CMSD8CS..._PR1ABb75CABB4

These have the heat sink, and presumably, the resistor built into the tip as opposed to the base. This design would lessen the impact to the wiring, socket and headlamp housing if it were to overheat. Vastly superior design IMO.

Also made in the US
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:17 PM   #55
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I'd rather have the resistor external than in the bulb, where it's getting no air circulation but meh. to each their own.


Ideally, i'd rather reprogram the stupid BCM to register the new current draw without resistors at all as "good" like lots of other cars used to be able to do back when they introduced this "helpful" bulb out detection but chevy has no interest in being helpful to diy'ers.

going on 2 years with led everywhere and no failures. Though, i've never really had an issue with LED bulbs in my previous cars either.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:06 PM   #56
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I’d prefer a cleaner look. It’s not like incandescent bulbs burn cool either. In any case, I’ve experienced no failure with the previous bulb either.


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