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Old 07-17-2007, 08:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I got it! I got tired of waiting and decided just to do it! It's not as hard as I originally thought, don't get me wrong it's not like just unsrewing the bulb, but it took me about 30 to 45 mins to do both. I will post pictures and instructions later. It's worth the time, the lights look great!!!

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Old 07-18-2007, 05:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The following is basic instructions on replacing the stock Headlight bulbs with Silverstar Super White bulbs on a 2007 Suzuki XL7. Please note that I am not a professional and any modifications should be done by a qualified and trained technician.

Pictures have two color coded dots, the green represent actual screws that need to be removed with a ratchet, the red are clips that are removed by lifting the top portion with a flat head screw driver and then the bottom portion should follow. Make sure not to loose any of the clips, as they all hold something together.


First step is to remove all clips as noted in picture 1 from the grill. Again these should all remove very quickly.


Second step is to turn your wheels inward in order to acces the wheel well mud guard. You will not have to remove it completely but you will have to remove the clips as shown and a screw towards the top. Please also be aware that there are 3 to 4 more clips at the very bottom facing the ground!


Once removed, you should be able to pull the mud guard back and see the fog light(if equipped) and inside of bumper. There is a screw holding the headlight right above the foglight and the head of the screw should be facing the fender. This must be removed.


Next you will move to the top of the Headlight and remove two screws found near the top corners of the Headlight. Please notice green dots in picture.


This pictures shows a closer look at the screw and clip that need to be removed.


With the 3 screws removed, there is only one more holding the headlight in. This may be the most difficult but made easier if you have a 12" extension for your rachet. In order to see the screw you will have to carefully pull back the grill (remember that the grill is part of the front bumper and to much force will crack your paint). Once visible, place your socket and extension and release the grill so that all the tention is now on the ratchet and extension.



Now that you have the screws off, all you need to do is gently lift on the top corner of the headlight, and make sure it unclips from the fender. As you can see in the picture the Headlight does not need to be completely removed, just lift it so that you can access the bulb.


Turn the bulb and it should come right out! Pull back the red clip and gently remove the factory bulb. (Save it, you could reuse it)


Make sure not to touch your new bulb, reinsert it and push the red clip in.


Put everything back in reverse order, make sure you don't put the grill clips back on until you do the other side! Finish the other side and enjoy!

I hope this helps everyone, please let me know by leaving a comment! Also moderator please sticky this to the top!!!

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Old 07-18-2007, 08:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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horrible engineering.. Glad my 02 XL7 is a 2 minute bulb change..
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yours is ok This starts with the 2007
there are lotof other cahages as well
THIS IS NOT THE SAME VEHICLE
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Sounds ok to change them when your parked ot hpme bu what if you are in the middle of nowhere and its pitch black.
I dont like to drive with just ONE light.
My 2003 XL7 about a minute to chage the bulb..
Did it five times.
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Old 07-19-2007, 05:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Sounds ok to change them when your parked ot hpme bu what if you are in the middle of nowhere and its pitch black.
I dont like to drive with just ONE light.
My 2003 XL7 about a minute to chage the bulb..
Did it five times.
Maybe that's why they offer the roadside assistance for free
I thought the same thing, I actually called Suzuki and spoke to a guy that told me I could replace them myself at first, then he looked at the manual and said no, it would have to be taken in to a dealer! Either way, i hope they don't go out when I am on the road!
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hey, I have not tried to change any of my 2007 bulbs, but don't forget that you have to pull off the headlight assemblies on the 2001 through 2004 XL-7s. Not sure about the 2005 and 2006. Everytime I have had to change a turn signal or marker bulb, I took the most caution to not break the grill. I have replaced my markers with LEDs. I will probably do the same with the turn signal bulbs.

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Old 07-29-2007, 05:13 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I bought the silvania silver stars and they work less than great but are very little better than stock . But I will be doing HID's as soon as I save all my pennies. Also FYI you can find all the bulb sizes on sylvania's website. Hope this helps OSRAM SYLVANIA - Replacement Guide - Start

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Old 08-01-2007, 03:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I too thought the Silverstars would have been better, I however also adjusted the height of the light beam by raising it a little, this gives you better view at night and also a better look.
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:33 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Nice I might try that. Check this out! [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG] Sorry its BIG I dont really know how to adjust the size derrrrr
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