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Swapping headlight bulbs

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I tried swapping out my stock headlight bulbs for some Silverstars H13s last night in my 09 Escape with my bare hands, to no avail. Bulbs wouldn't twist, and I noticed that the one one the driver's side might be more difficult than originally expected. (I did get the amber bulbs from both sides out though, to look at, before my Silverstar Signals arrive.) Is there actually a way to remove the bulb without breaking fingers, ripping skin off my fingers (which happened last night, :cuss: ), or removing the front bumper? Maybe I am just weak and need to hit the gym.

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Just got my Silverstar H13s today... but I tried to remove the bulbs and they're pretty much stuck. I looked at the manual for a diagram of the bulb casing and I found the pieces where you can use your fingers to push against, but all I ended up doing was cutting off circulation to parts of my finger because I couldn't get the bulb to move. The amber bulbs, no problem (I ordered Silverstar Signals for those already, they are en route to my place)... but the H13s... what will I have to do if I don't have the resources or time to remove the entire front bumper?

I have an 09 Escape, btw.
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honestly you could of bought some eurodesignz on ebay for like 13 bucks with shipping and get a lifetime guarantee and it looks just like hid but D.O.T legal and way better than silverstars I had silver stars in one of my other cars and sent that shit back but in all opinion the most hid look alike bulbs i seen and owned were Luminics titanium in my 70 monte carlo ( converted the lights touse h4) and in h4 mode it was 30 bucks and looked better /brighter than my cousins factory hid in his acura tl in h13 format the luminics are almost 70 dollars and for that price better buy a real hid kit oh I have a fully optioned mariner by the way.
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