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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Replacement Headlamp and Passing Lamps

I need to replace the passing lamps on my '05 Silverado. Has anybody tried these (or any of the similar lamps out there)?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRW9QTQ...35QUZS8W&psc=1

The description says it's for Harley's, but the lamp sizes are the same as the stock ones. Will they fit the stock buckets? Any issues to look out for?

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I did those (bottom set in picture) lights on my V-STAR. I replaced incandescent bulbs in a set of aftermarket 4.5" driving lights I had bought prior. These bulbs are considerably deeper than the bulbs I replaced, and I had to buy new buckets (shells) as well. The new bucket studs have non-metric threads that forced me to make a workaround when putting the lights on the light bar. So, two things to look out for . . . Bulb depth and non-metric fasteners (if you buy the "Harley" compatible buckets). Other than that, they're great and much brighter.

One other item on the bulbs. There is a top and a bottom on the bulbs although I don't believe they were marked. If you get them rotated 180 degrees in the wrong position, the lights will be shining up too much.

I did LED headlamp, too. Truk-Light.
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The set in my link (which I already purchased) isn't quite as "plug and play" as I'd hoped. The lamps are just slightly undersized for both the headlamp and passing lamps. They fit, but the bezels that help hold them in barely catch the edges of the lamps. For the passing lamps, I was able to scavenge the rubber seal from the old reflector/lens assembly and trim it so that it holds the lamps centered in the bezel, and they seem to be in there pretty solidly. I think that the headlamp will be okay as it is, though I may see if I can do something similar with it to be sure. Otherwise, they look like they should all wire up pretty easily.
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