SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010)

DIY HID bulb replacment??

Old 11-27-15, 03:06 PM
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Talwang, thanks for th instructions and pics. I have an '08 SC430, driver's side low beam headlamp bulb needed replacement. For my car, your method is the way to go. Not that hard, just a bit time consuming, and of course it's all about how to put it back together, what bolt goes where.

I will add to this - there are upward oriented retaining tabs on the car where it meets the bumper cover under the headlight, on the side. It's a good idea to lift up on the bumper cover as much as possible when pulling it off in order not to crack the top part of the bumper cover during removal. This happened to me, unfortunately. Or it might have been done before doing the same thing by somone else. Bottom line is the glue is drying right now. Fortunately it's barely noticeable.

Also, someone said there are a few more bolts to be removed than depicted in the instructions - for my '08, this was true. Pretty obvious what needs to come off though. And the trim bit that mates the fender flare to the wheel well plastic had to be removed on my car.

Hope these comments help the next guy. Thanks again Talwang!!!

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Old 03-22-19, 01:12 PM
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Thank s for this post
wanted to change out the bulbs in the headlights
work great 👍
​​​​​​there is no way I could change the bulbs with out removing the bumper
now i a issue with the bulbs which I'll post for the issue

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