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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-15-2002, 08:12 AM
LarryCigar
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I've noticed on the many Impala & Caprice Forums I've logged onto, when the subject of our defective Headlights is posted an immediate "bear to honey" like interest is aroused. If you took a "what do I hate the most survey" about our cars, I believe Our Headlights would rank #1. This leads me to the question: Has GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION ever reinstated the availability of a discontinued part? If so, what can this Forum do to influence GM to make available the T84 Headlights(Pt#16519237 & 16519238) again(AT A REASONABLE GOOD FAITH PRICE)? I think, if GM realized that there is the potential of selling thousands of these T84's, the 'Supply And Demand' rule would dictate a change in policy. If anyone is motivated by this, please state your ideas. +=+Larry '96 9C1
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-15-2002, 09:44 AM
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Larry,
This is the area that the Impala SS Club of America will shine. I seriously doubt that GM will redo many parts unless they are emissions or vital mechanical parts.

You are very correct about strength in numbers and ISSCA is already having great results in influencing manufactures to produce discontinued parts. One of the most remarkable parts is the seat covers for the SS which are available now by one of our advertisers. (Year One)

If you ever needed a reason or if you are one of those that has to know "what's in it for me?", this is your answer.

Click on the ISSCA logo above and do your part to make "strength in numbers".
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-15-2002, 11:02 AM
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Harvey did you get me email I sent you a week ago to your personal email address
 
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-15-2002, 12:08 PM
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Hey Harvey you're right, this isn't a vital mechanical part. its a VITAL SAFE DRIVING PART. To hell with seat covers, I want SAFE DRIVING HEADLIGHTS!!!!!!! Anyone else? Somebody with a little more optimism. +=+Larry '96 9C1
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-15-2002, 02:49 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LarryCigar:
If you took a "what do I hate the most survey" about our cars, I believe Our Headlights would rank #1<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'd be surprised if it made the top 5. Lots of people don't drive at night. Lots of people drive on lighted roads at night.

IMO, windows going off track would be #1 complaint. My personal #2 complaint is the no heat mod (twice in less than 33k) but that is because I live in cold weather country.

As for your original post about the T84s, I've answered you on another thread.

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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-16-2002, 12:07 AM
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Thank you I don't drive at night KC. I would like to hear from Impala/Caprice owners who come out after the sun goes down and are really pissed with the SCARY HEADLIGHTS on these cars. Again, what can be done to convince GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION to make the T84's available again? Am I the only man left that doesn't go to sleep at 5PM??? Ideas Ideas Ideas
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-16-2002, 07:42 AM
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Now we all realize that the T84s are NOT D.O.T. approved? Gm will not make these lights to be sold in the U.S. Of course I want a set on my Wagon, but I don't work for the D.O.T. and can't change the rulings. I think we would be better off finding the manufacturer and convincing him/her to reproduce these. Just my thought, but I don't see any reason to bark at GM when they are not going to willfully break the D.O.T. laws.
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-16-2002, 10:35 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LarryCigar:
Thank you, I don't drive at night KC. I would like to hear from Impala/Caprice owners who come out after the sun goes down and are really pissed with the SCARY HEADLIGHTS on these cars. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I own three sets of T84s so I figured that qualified me as someone who goes out after the sun goes down. I will admit that I don't think the OEM headlights are scary.

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LarryCigar:
Again, what can be done to convince GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION to make the T84's available again? Am I the only man left that doesn't go to sleep at 5PM??? Ideas Ideas Ideas<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here is an idea: Buy enough GM stock so you can run the company.

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LarryCigar:
I think, if GM realized that there is the potential of selling thousands of these T84's, the 'Supply And Demand' rule would dictate a change in policy.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You greatly overestimate the market. Most guys aren't willing to shell out $500 for headlights (plus the cost of redoing the wiring). I own 5 B-bodies but I was only willing to spend the $ to put T84s in two of my cars. Also, don't try to tell me the lights can me done for less than $500. Others on this forum have worked with aftermarket manufacturers and the projected price was much higher.

As I stated to you in a different thread, Street Trends has already said they are getting more T84s manufactured. You have a much better chance of getting something from them vs bugging GM for more.

KC
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-16-2002, 10:37 AM
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Hello ChevmdnSS. You have taken the wind out of my "Get GM to bring back T84's" sail. I was so heated up, I forgot about the lights not being D.O.T. approved. This definitely throws a big monkeywrench on my idea! Oh well, I'm still on the StreetTrends waitting list. Gives me more time to save money up for them. +=+Larry '96 9C1
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-16-2002, 11:11 AM
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Thank you KC. I remember your get on Street Trends watting list post, And I did, shortly afterward. I've been so unhappy with my Headlights and the cost of getting them right that I didn't think this whole thing out. I still think GM screwed up & should have redesigned this very important part of our cars. My blood pressure is back down about 150 now. Sorry for my barking. +=+Larry '96 9C1
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