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    Cool Replacing Headlight Assembly

    I did a search, and read content. Also watched about an hour of YouTube vids.

    I want to replace my 2008 G8 GT headlight assemblies with NEW ones. Something that has a nice new clear face.

    Rumor has it, you MUST remove the front bumper. Ok, ugh, but it doesn't seem so bad really. Worth it I think.

    Any recommendations on new assemblies? I'd like something cool, but not obnoxious.

    Also, any tips for the swap are much appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Replaced mine years ago - no need to remove bumper.

    JAM

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    When I did mine, I had to remove the bumper cover. There are a couple bolts on the bottom/front. Can you get to them from underneath?
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    The aftermarket ones with the LED stuff leak. Spyders leak or the LEDs fail. Ebay ones - leak.

    I wouldn't replace them for anything other than stock. My $.02
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    I put in TYC brand stock style replacements and they have been good. But I know at least 1 other that used the same ones and had condensation issues, so it can be a crapshoot.
    09 G8 GT SRM Premium Sport Sunroof



    HSV GTS Triple Gauge Pod, GXP Rear Sway Bar and Diffuser, HSV SuperSport Steering wheel, SOLO axle-backs, Magnaflow cats, Red Hot Shift Knob, Auto-dim Mirror, Hood Vent Mod, Removed Intake Cover, Rotofab CAI, Cortex, Infinity door speakers, MTX Re-Q5, Pioneer Amp & RF Sub, LED lows & fogs, Spyder tails, Power Slot rotors, Wagner Thermoquiet pads, Chrome lug covers, Glovebox light,

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