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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Acadia Bulb Replacement

I emailed Sylvania to find out what size headlamps are need for my 2008 Acadia. They emailed me back model numbers for all the bulbs in the Acadia. I would assume this would apply to all years, but I asked for model year 2008. Hope this helps.

2008 GMC Acadia (With halogen capsule headlamps)

Low beam headlamp
H11
H11ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
H11XV XtraVision Halogen - The Brighter Light

High beam headlamp
9005
9005SU Silverstar ULTRA for Ultra Night Vision - The Whitest and Brightest Halogen
9005ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
9005EB EcoBright - Your Environmental Choice
9005XV XtraVision Halogen - The Brighter Light
9005CB Cool Blue Halogen - The Whiter Light

Parking light
194NA
194NALL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Front turn signal
12272NA

Rear turn signal
LED

Tail light
LED

Stop light
LED

High mount stop light
LED

Fog/Driving light
5202

License plate
194
194LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Back up light
12185

Front sidemarker
194NA
194NALL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Rear sidemarker
194
194LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Glove box
194
194LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Map light
194
194LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Daytime running light
3157LL

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Re: Acadia Bulb Replacement

I'm a little confused. Does the Acadia take three headlight bulbs, high-beam, low-beam and daytime running?

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I'm a little confused. Does the Acadia take three headlight bulbs, high-beam, low-beam and daytime running?
The 3157 DRL bulb would only apply to HID equipped Acadias. Non-HID versions use the H11 low beam as DRLs.

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Good timing on this thread since I noticed I have an H11 out!!! *&$%#^@


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Re: Acadia Bulb Replacement

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Good timing on this thread since I noticed I have an H11 out!!! *&$%#^@

The other day i saw an Acadia with one DRL out. I was going to stop the driver and tell them about it, but by the time I could do that the light was back on!! Don't know if it remains that way. It might be a simple thing like a loose connector and a well-placed bump in the road repaired the problem!!

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Re: Acadia Bulb Replacement

you can go to sylvanias website (the auto site) as they also have home stuff....
in there you can find the bulbs by entering yr make model....
and yes- they now make the H11 silverstar--- as im running them on my 2010 Traverse.

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The other day i saw an Acadia with one DRL out. I was going to stop the driver and tell them about it, but by the time I could do that the light was back on!! Don't know if it remains that way. It might be a simple thing like a loose connector and a well-placed bump in the road repaired the problem!!
Whoa! That sounds like under my passenger seat where the airbag connector comes loose every once in awhile. I'll go look for a rocky back road and see if I can fix that light.

Definitely some nice stuff at the Sylvania site rbarrios. If that rocky road doesn't work I may revisit it.

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Good timing on this thread since I noticed I have an H11 out!!! *&$%#^@

I read yesterday that the bulb was covered by the 3/36 warranty. Do an all forum search for headlight replacement.
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you can go to sylvanias website (the auto site) as they also have home stuff....
in there you can find the bulbs by entering yr make model....
and yes- they now make the H11 silverstar--- as im running them on my 2010 Traverse.
rbarrios - Could you see a big difference with the Silverstar over the stock bulb? The stock non HID headlight does a very good job so am just curious.

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Re: Acadia Bulb Replacement

I like the light that the silverstar puts out... IS it HID? no.
does it look better than the yellow halogen- yes.
Im just not interested in the aftermarket HID's that simply shine light all over the place- blinding oncoming drivers.....

Silverstars...
I used them all the time in my 2003 Trailblazer. (on the trailblazers they were known for lasting less than a year).
But- I bought mine on ebay- and always carried a spare set.- and I didnt want to go the route of the aftermarket HID.....
as soon as Sylvania confirmed that the H11 was out- I popped them in my 2010 Traverse and my 2007 Impala.
I just like thats its a whiter light..... for me- the lights is also a little more concentrated.
the vehicle headlights look good too when the light is white- and not yellowish (my personnal opinion).

But some people just like HID.
I prefer to use Silverstars since theres no hacking of parts involved.
When I installed the lights--- it was sundown- and the sun was behind me-- the pics below sort of show the difference in the silverstar and factory light.... the whiteness was not as apparent because of the yellowing from sundown.
Hopefully you can see a difference in the pics- I can tell-- everynight when I pull in-- my fence is white- and I can see it look whitish blue-- and not yellowish...
the images are--- the new H11 and the cover removed.
the factory bulb on the left and silverstar on the right- low beams.
factory high+low on the left---- on the right are silverstar HIGH+LOW beam bulbs....



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