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Are the headlight bulbs on the 2013 Volt both High and Low beam together? Trying to find the correct replacement.
I see Advanced Auto has the Sylvania 9012 XtraVision Halogen, Pack of 2 for $46.99 and if order online you get a 15% discount (D71) and pick up in the store. My question really is will the pack of 2 be could to replace both sides of is this just for one side? Thanks!
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p...-P?navigationPath=L1*14920|L2*15004|L3*15644#
 

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Gen 1 Volt has only one headlight bulb on each side. The same single filament bulb is used both for low and high beam. A mechanical shutter lifts up to make the bulb operate in high beam mode.
 

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I am running these LED headlights in my 2013 Volt

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/9012-16000LM...2a72916&pid=100005&rk=1&rkt=6&sd=371892916470

9012 by led-producer on Ebay

I was running HID headlights, they had cold start issues and poor beam pattern issues.

These LEDs produce the correct beam pattern equal or better than the original Volt headlight bulbs and
produce four times the light.

My HIDs caused other drivers to flash me due to the bad beam pattern, not with these lights

Order two sets like I did, so I have a spare set, at the low prices offered by the seller
 

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I am running these LED headlights in my 2013 Volt

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/9012-16000LM...2a72916&pid=100005&rk=1&rkt=6&sd=371892916470

9012 by led-producer on Ebay

I was running HID headlights, they had cold start issues and poor beam pattern issues.

These LEDs produce the correct beam pattern equal or better than the original Volt headlight bulbs and
produce four times the light.

My HIDs caused other drivers to flash me due to the bad beam pattern, not with these lights

Order two sets like I did, so I have a spare set, at the low prices offered by the seller
Thanks for the link. Maybe I will try them next time I change my bulbs.

I guess you could say my experience was different. I replaced my factory HIRs with Morimoto HIDs a few months after I bought my Volt, in 2013. Excellent performance, beam pattern and absolutely no alignment issues. Never got flashed. No issues firing up even in subzero temperatures. After two years, one of the lights started flickering. Instead of bothering to diagnose the issue, I replaced them with a set of 2012 CREE based LEDs I bought from some website I do not immediately recall. While the light output was good, beam pattern, focus, throw and diffusion were not up to the mark.

I switched back to a different HID KIT, this time from Amazon (Innovited). This kit has been doing great on my Volt ... no flashing, and arguably better than the more expensive Morimoto kit. I know LED technology is improving exponentially, and so are HIDs -- though not as drastically. I will definitely try LEDs next time I replace my headlight bulbs but a good HID kit should be just as good (though installation is more complicated). I definitely give it to LEDs for ease of installation.

BTW, I like warmer colors (4300K is my favorite). I find them better in rainy and foggy conditions. I see that most LEDs tend to be cooler (> 5000K)
 

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I am running these LED headlights in my 2013 Volt

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/9012-16000LM...2a72916&pid=100005&rk=1&rkt=6&sd=371892916470

9012 by led-producer on Ebay

I was running HID headlights, they had cold start issues and poor beam pattern issues.

These LEDs produce the correct beam pattern equal or better than the original Volt headlight bulbs and
produce four times the light.

My HIDs caused other drivers to flash me due to the bad beam pattern, not with these lights

Order two sets like I did, so I have a spare set, at the low prices offered by the seller
This says conversion kit, what other work needs to be done. Is this just plug and play?
 

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These bulbs have a high speed cooling fan. I think with a quiet EV you'd want a fanless bulb.

The last $20 LED headlights I bought on eBay for my wife's car went very quickly in the trash.
 

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All of my headlight conversion information can be found here [LED headlight review] (also for a 2013).

HOWEVER, please note that this was done a couple of years ago and a lot has changed/improved since then so you might also want to look at these threads....

http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread...-9006-HB4-LED-Headlight-Conversion-Kit-Review

gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?279665-Morimoto-2Stroke-LED-Headlights-(install-guide-and-pics)

Also...
on aiming the shutters
http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?284882-How-to-aim-Volt-headlights

Finally,
There are some (like me) who find the new gen LED arrangements good enough. Other still want more in which case I think even now you are still talking HID territory. I'm pretty sure that HID is still more powerful than even the latest generation LED, but there are drawbacks to HID. I think that this recent write up is a pretty fair comparison between the two options.
 

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Don't waste your time/money with LED bulbs. They won't, and can't shine as far or light up as good as a upgraded halogen bulb or a HID installation.

If anyone says otherwise they had a cheap HID kit and expected a perfect expedience.

A TRS HID kit is what you want. Make sure to use their relay harness.
 
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