Headlights ?

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tinnerjohn
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Headlights ?

Postby tinnerjohn » Sat Apr 01, 2023 10:44 pm

I need to get a pair of new headlights for the lovely Debbies 08 Trailblazer. My NAPA counterman recommended purchasing online, and stressed that they be certified. Can anyone recommend an online supplier? Also the bulbs. I want to be able to see, but I don't know I want to blind oncoming drivers with aircraft landing lights like some cars I meet! Whatever happened to a good old sealed beam? I must be showing my age. I would appreciate any advice, I'm a little out of touch on the newer technology. John

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Don McCombs
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Re: Headlights ?

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Apr 02, 2023 7:36 am

Chances are, your only choice is going to be halogen. Try RockAuto to compare online prices with local.
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Gary Dotson
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Re: Headlights ?

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Apr 02, 2023 7:47 am

I agree with Don, Rock will have several brands to choose from, all will include bulbs and some will even include the wiring harness. You’ll be surprised how reasonable the price is. You can also find the same ones on EBay, I’ve bought them from both sources and they have always been exactly like the Orem units. And, yes, you’re showing your age!

tinnerjohn
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Posts: 802
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:52 pm
Zip Code: 44491
Tractors Owned: 52 Cub, 42 Farmall H 49 Ford 8N (FIL's tractor) and a yard full of implements for them 51 Chevy 3100 PU
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: West Farmington, OH

Re: Headlights ?

Postby tinnerjohn » Sun Apr 02, 2023 8:01 am

Thanks for the help. I just checked Rock Auto's site and figured out how to find the certified ones. I've never been a huge fan of online purchasing, preferring to use local sources, but then I refuse to use a self checkout! They don't smile back at me. John

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Zip Code: 43358
Tractors Owned: 48 Cub Diesel (Cubota)
53 Cockshutt 20 restored (Shooter)
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47 Leader "B" (Herckie)
49 Leader "D" (Princess)
49 Leader "D" very rough
48 Leader "D" unrestored
Kubota B6200E
Kubota B6200HST
Kubota B8200HST-D
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: OH West Mansfield

Re: Headlights ?

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Apr 02, 2023 8:45 am

Sometimes, the check person doesn’t smile, either! I do a lot of on line buying, the locals never seem to have what I want. It’s all on me to get the right item because returning stuff is a real pain.

tinnerjohn
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Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:52 pm
Zip Code: 44491
Tractors Owned: 52 Cub, 42 Farmall H 49 Ford 8N (FIL's tractor) and a yard full of implements for them 51 Chevy 3100 PU
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: West Farmington, OH

Re: Headlights ?

Postby tinnerjohn » Sun Apr 02, 2023 9:30 am

I've been extremely fortunate with my local guys. To their credit, in the few instances they don't have something in their line, they don't go outside and upcharge me, but can usually recommend an outside vendor. They even have the old parts catalogs under the counter. A couple times they had three open at on time finding a part for me. Plus they get the right part the first time 99.99 % of the time!


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