My experience was quite similar to yours, maybe things went a bit quicker since I did have a socket driver instead of a wrench. The difference is indeed significant as the stock backup lamp on the Volt is rather pathetic. Personally I found the HIDs more difficult to install than the backup light, maybe it's just my large hands and sausage fingers though
I didn't remove any screws in the wheel wells though, just on the rear bumper. I didn't get that plastic shroud removed completely, just enough to wedge my hand in between the two pieces of plastic that cover the lamp.
Did you do your front turn signals too?
Last edited by mike1; 12-10-2011 at 06:43 PM.
2012 Volt #C6688 Silver Ice Metallic (GAN), Premium Leather Seats with White trim (AFD), Bose Speakers (UQA)
Placed order June 28 2011, built October 11 2011, drove home November 4 2011