2000 GMC Envoy, 159000 miles - I am trying to replace the HID headlight bulb on the upper part of the headlight assembly. I have the bulb, just can't get the original bulb out of the ballast. How does this come out? :( :? :roll
OK - I suppose I should clarify - this is not an original part. Come to find out - this is a Philips Xenon D2S ignitor. I managed to destroy the bulb trying to get it out. A GMC dealer won't touch it...Anyone with any ideas?
Any help is appreciated - getting frustrated!! :x :!:
I am having the same exact issue with my 1998 Envoy. What did you end up doing to resolve the problem?
December, 1, 2008 AT 10:50 AM
I am having the same issue. Can you just replace the bulb? If so how do you get the bulb out. I am able to get to the bulb using a tamper proof bit, but I can't figure out how to replace just the bulb. I would like to try the bulb from the other headlight that is working just to verify that the bulb is indeed bad. I got a quote of $619 for an iginater box and $586 for the ballast, in order to replace the bulb plus labor from a GMC dealer.
January, 22, 2011 AT 4:30 AM
I would just put in gmc jimmy head lights in or you can convert it to a 9006 light bulb. I see this is from 2008 but if you need help I know all about them also if you want to sell the headlights I'll buy them! Email me ****inson. David.5k@gmail. Com
January, 22, 2011 AT 4:09 PM
Hey Guys - surprised that this thread is still active! Anyway, I ended up biting the bullet on this one. $1800 ($900 each). The guy at the shop had pity on me and installed them for no charge. Total PITA. The headlights are now worth more than the entire car, I believe! Approaching 240K miles on this one though. It's a keeper. Good luck - if anyone has other options - please post!
January, 22, 2011 AT 8:51 PM
I'm sorry next time they go out I can fix them way cheaper.
If any one needs help I can set up a ebay exchange to fix them cheaper! I can convert them to a newer H.I.D. Set up or a lights bulbs 9006/9005.
I also can mail off a kit for 40.00 +shipping
you can save a lot of money updating them to a new H.I.D. Or a simple lights bulbs
there is 3 ways of making to a simple/cheaper it's all about what you want to do with it.
The GMC Envoy/gmc jimmy diamond edition headlights where never tested in the real world and all the customers are paying for it and they love selling you high price parts!
With my update you will NOT spend a lot of money
H.I.D.S parts 60. For a set
and if the HID light bulb goes out it will be 15bucks on eBay.
Its F-up the GM is doing this to people and not helping them out
January, 23, 2011 AT 12:08 AM
@david - Hey David - that's a great option, as far as the conversion kits - I shopped around for them when I was having this problem. The issue with the kits is that the mounting screws on the kits don't match the holes on the chassis that the "igniter" sits in, which is then hard-wired to the bulb. So, I think the suggestion about the Jimmy light & housing is probably right on. It would be nice if GM were a little more flexible on the price - but I suppose they need the $$ these days.
February, 19, 2014 AT 10:45 AM
I want to buy this kit to use lamps 9006 on headlight(HID) gmc envoy 1999.
How do I buy that your kit?
Let me know,
July, 17, 2014 AT 12:50 PM
Hi I have a 1999 gmc envoy I just bought and I am finding a few things wrong with it, but thats what I get for the price ($995.00) and as is on a dealership, anyway my headlights assemblies are messed up so now I need the headlight assemblies and the right lights for them which I think are 9006 or 9005 bulbs, the ones that are messed up I think are called diamond editions, please help
October, 11, 2014 AT 1:16 PM
Hi I was trying to get ahold of you about a problem im having with my 1999 gmc jimmy envoy diamond edition headlights, please help
June, 2, 2015 AT 5:33 AM
I have a pair of Jimmy headlights and am about to attempt to swap them into my 1998 Envoy. Can you give me any tips on how to accomplish this? Can I use the existing wire harness or do I need to replace that also? Any help would be greatly appreciated.