Wait so, I thought the only difference is the bulb/housing/inside design of the projector headlamps on the LTZ models? I didn't think the whole headlight assembly was that much larger or sat that much differently at the front bumper...verses a non-projector setup on a stock vehicle? Is this the same for the Equinox? Unless I read your post incorrectly... What I'm getting at is that deep in the back of my mind I envisioned swapping out the headlights for stock projectors some day (and rewiring everything), but that dream is effectively shattered if they'll sit all wrong on the bumper...?OnxBear said:If this is for a Terrain application, for both headlamps, removing the front bumper saves alot of grief.
I believe, it is also the recommended removal procedure from GM.
The bottom leading edge of the headlamp, approx. 1 inch or so, is actually covered by the bumper.
Of course, it has been done, I've seen what happens, but I wouldn't recommend it. Very small, to no tolerances between headlamp and bumper. Paint and damage to edge of bumper may occur.
Ok so I read it wrong then, good. As long as it's possible I can keep my dreams alive thanks.MOCHANOX said:How "they sit" in the front facia is the same between projector and non projector...
How you remove and install can be done two different ways...
Remove the facia for a clean R & R...(which in itself is time consuming)
Or try to sneak it out with damaging results...(because about an inch of the housing is "inside"/beneath the facia)