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Old 05-27-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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Question HID Bulbs for 2010 Camaro NON-PROJECTOR Headlights?

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Does anyone know a good place to buy an HID kit for a 2010 Camaro NON-RS regular halogen headlights?

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:33 PM   #2
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Don't do it. HID are not meant for regular halogen housing. The beam will produce lots of glare for the other drivers. Leave HIDs for HID housings. There are however two types of HIDs. Reflector based and Projector based. Projectors are like the type on the RS. Reflector versions are like the ones in the Envoy. Even those housings were designed for HID use.

Plus at least in Alaska they are illegal.

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Old 05-27-2009, 11:02 PM   #3
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Yeah I hear ya, fortunately it's not for me and I'm just posting asking for a friend of a friend. I guess more importantly - what bulbs are used in the halogen headlights?
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I guess more importantly - what bulbs are used in the halogen headlights?
I am no expert, but I am gonna have to say halogen .
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:45 PM   #5
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I am no expert, but I am gonna have to say halogen .
LOL....I'm guessing he meant part#......ie..9004, 9005, 9006
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:05 AM   #6
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no It could not be 9005 for 9006 cause those are single beam. Im sure its 9008 like in my yukon which is duel beam.

Also Just to clarify. HIDS run cooler than halogen, But the glare and beam padder are crap when added to stock halogen housings.
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:09 AM   #7
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.....ya, I was making a point....not giving accurate part#s
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:13 AM   #8
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I am no expert, but I am gonna have to say halogen .
Thank you captain obvious!

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LOL....I'm guessing he meant part#......ie..9004, 9005, 9006
Si senor - thank you for pointing that out.

9006 is what my trailblazer and 4th gen use but as stated it's a single beam. Anyone know what bulbs the new Camaro uses? And yes, I mean bulb #.


Trust me guys - I am totally against the idea but regardless I'm still just trying to help a friend of a friend. Anyone know?
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9008 is what i have read
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Don't do it. HID are not meant for regular halogen housing. HIDs will be hotter and the beam will produce lots of glare for the other drivers. Leave HIDs for HID housings. There are however two types of HIDs. Reflector based and Projector based. Projectors are like the type on the RS. Reflector versions are like the ones in the Envoy. Even those housings were designed for HID use.

Plus at least in Alaska they are illegal.
envoys never had hids. stock.
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:35 AM   #11
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:45 AM   #12
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I'm 99% sure HID uses less wattage and runs cooler than Halogen, my halogen headlights used to melt the ice off my headlamp in the winter, now with HID conv kit it barely makes a hole in the ice on the headlamp.


here is a site I found in forums before and bookmarked.

http://www.bfxenon.com/Camaro_Xenon_...t_kit_s/48.htm
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envoys never had hids. stock.
Envoy's had HID as an option in the mid-90's. It was GM Truck's first HID lamp.

The Camaro halogen uses an H13. You can probably find kits on ebay, but like everyone said, they might cause issues. It will put a lot of light out though! Just maybe not where you want it.

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Old 05-28-2009, 11:27 AM   #14
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Thanks guys. I'll forward the information along and reiterate that HIDs in a halogen housing cause problems.
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just to clarify. h13 and 9008 are the same thing. So when looking at kits, dont get confused.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:22 PM   #16
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Envoy's had HID as an option in the mid-90's. It was GM Truck's first HID lamp.

The Camaro halogen uses an H13. You can probably find kits on ebay, but like everyone said, they might cause issues. It will put a lot of light out though! Just maybe not where you want it.

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envoys didnt come out until 98, and according to sylvania, used 9006, same as the 09 envoy. I think your thinking of the Oldsmobile Suv.
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envoys didnt come out until 98, and according to sylvania, used 9006, same as the 09 envoy. I think your thinking of the Oldsmobile Suv.
May have been late 90's. They had them though.

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envoys didnt come out until 98, and according to sylvania, used 9006, same as the 09 envoy. I think your thinking of the Oldsmobile Suv.
I'm 90% sure that the Envoy came factory stock with HID's in 1998 and 1999, because my parents own a 1999 Envoy. In 2000, when the more recent body style came out, the dumped the HID for normal Halogen lights. I'll search to be sure, and post pics later if need be...

EDIT: I am sorry Rollin Thunder, you were completely correct. The headlights on the Envoy are halogens. I even checked the owners manual and took a picture of the headlight and page in the manual. The sure as hell don't seem like Halogens though. Again, Rollin Thunder, I'm sorry

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread. Sorry for the thread-jacking.
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Old 05-30-2009, 08:40 AM   #20
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Yeah I hear ya, fortunately it's not for me and I'm just posting asking for a friend of a friend. I guess more importantly - what bulbs are used in the halogen headlights?
Yes, it is the H13 bulb. Now, anyone on here have any expearence of anyone using the Philips X-Treme Power headlight bulbs? It is supposed to be the brightest halogen available.
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Yes they did.

http://autos.yahoo.com/1999_gmc_envo..._4wd-features/

Looks like a standard feature to me.
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no It could not be 9005 for 9006 cause those are single beam. Im sure its 9008 like in my yukon which is duel beam.

Also Just to clarify. HIDS run cooler than halogen, But the glare and beam padder are crap when added to stock halogen housings.
Yes. I completely agree. It must have been a long day.
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Yes they did.

http://autos.yahoo.com/1999_gmc_envo..._4wd-features/

Looks like a standard feature to me.
Thank you. I knew I wasn't crazy.

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