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Kinda want to know if changing the front turning signals will be easy or difficult for the Envision? And second, I want to know if anyone has taken their Envision to the snow? If so how does it do?
 

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By the looks of it, it shouldn't be that difficult and easily accessible from the engine bay. Just wondering, why changing them out?
 

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By the looks of it, it shouldn't be that difficult and easily accessible from the engine bay. Just wondering, why changing them out?
It's definitely one of those just in case when the bulbs goes out. I know some vehicles like the first gen SRX they do want you to take out the whole bumper out to replace the turning signal light bulb or if your LED tailights are out you have to pry out the pieces of the interior panels of the back to get the light out
 

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Oh lord I know exactly what you mean. Having to help friends change bulbs, you deal with vehicles where you have to disassembled the whole front end in order to remove the headlight just so you can get to one bulb. So ridiculously pointless. Way to turn an easy job into a time eating, tedious task.
 

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Oh lord I know exactly what you mean. Having to help friends change bulbs, you deal with vehicles where you have to disassembled the whole front end in order to remove the headlight just so you can get to one bulb. So ridiculously pointless. Way to turn an easy job into a time eating, tedious task.
Had the first gen SRX V8 before. While the car is fun, but having to disassemble the whole front end to change a **** turning signal bulb and disassemble the back bumper as well as pry out the interior plastic pieces to change the LED tailight was something that I do not miss as all. So that is why I'm here asking if the Envision's lights would be easy to change?
 

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Had the first gen SRX V8 before. While the car is fun, but having to disassemble the whole front end to change a **** turning signal bulb and disassemble the back bumper as well as pry out the interior plastic pieces to change the LED tailight was something that I do not miss as all. So that is why I'm here asking if the Envision's lights would be easy to change?
Just imagine what the dealer would charge to perform that service once warranty is over.

Unfortunately this is just the beginning, car makers want to make it harder and harder for individuals and independent shops to work on new cars.

5-10 years from now we might be happy of what we're dealing with currently!
 

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As it is on the higher end vehicles, other than having to take off grills and bumpers to remove complete headlight assemblies to change a bulb, some cars require a diagnostic tool from the dealer to clear the system of the fault and program the headlight system again. That is going to become the norm.
 

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That might be the problem with advanced LED lights like the ones bimmers merc or Audi has. Still looking to test drive the Envision with the 2.0T and trying to save my Terrain from bad drivers who drives like an idiot and scratched my car.
 

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Those advanced lights, at some point when they fail, it'll be complete lighting assemblies that'll need to be replaced and that isn't going to be cheap at all.

But trying to keep it away from idiots on the road... you're gonna have to take an uber lol.
 

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It just seems like lots of automakers are making lots of difficult changes on lights. Like right now the back up lights and the twilight turning signals for the Kia Sportage as well as the RAV4 are all on the bumper. One could say it'll be a easy change but it just seems like you have to take the whole back bumper out.
 

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But now what comes into question is how easy/hard it is to remove that bumper? I removed about a dozen bumpers and its not that hard, even for a first timer. It's probably the easiest and most forgiving thing you can work on, much unlike an actual functioning part.
 

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The difficulty to remove it will vary but can be done with simple hand tools and enough time. The only problem is, due to the addition of more work, it'll shy a lot of people away from getting in there and getting it done. People are afraid to break clips and the likes that could leave a bumper ill-fitting.
 

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I think that's how it is for the new colorado as Chevy says it is easy to get the air dam away but then that also means you have to get the bumpers off
 

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I keep trying to search and find like a bulb installation guide or something for the Envision but nothing is out as of yet.
 

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At this stage its just a matter of doing it yourself, taking things apart and figuring it out, or go to a shop that's good at doing that sort of stuff without a manual. There are always general practices and general ways of doing things in the industry here.
 

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Honestly still kind of waiting for one of the websites that shows you how to change out the bulbs on cars. While looking at how other cars were done it also seems like the Kia Optima were kinda hard for some reason
 

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If it doesn't have to change now you don't have anything to worry about and you can spend your time researching for as long as you have. If the bulb were blown and you didn't really have a choice, then I would say dive into it and figure it out
 

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True.... right now I pretty much have 4 cars in my list. First is the Envision, second is Terrain, third is the Regal TourX, then the next gen Terrain. Just got to look and see all the specs and stuff and how everything gets replaced
 
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