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Lights for Dummies

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I apologize in advance for the 1001 questions.

I'm in desperate need of someone with ALOT of patience. I can figure out what's necessary to keep my car running, but that's as far as my "car skills" go.

I'm wanting to change all of the dull factory lights on my 2013 SS/RS with nice bright white ones (I say "nice bright white ones" because the HID/xenon/LED/plasma/halogen/whatever stuff confuses the hell out of me. I don't know what's what & compatible with my car). That's where your patience comes in! I need someone to point me in the right direction. I may make myself look like an idiot, but I've spent days trying to figure this out on my own, & read many of the forum posts, & it's just not clicking. ANY help is appreciated..links, part numbers..ANYTHING.

Here goes..
I saw the P13 bulbs available for the foglights, but they don't completely match the halo & headlight. I know it's hard to get them to match perfectly, but I'm OCD so it can't hurt to ask for suggestions to fix that. I also saw the different colored halos (for headlight & foglights). I would love to have blue halos on both, but that makes me wonder if I'd still have to replace the bulbs to brighter ones (like originally planned) to go with the colored halos, or do the halos replace them? Also, is there a way to switch from the normal white lights to the colored ones when I want? I understand there's a harness to make the DRLs run as foglights, but I'm confused as to what will run in..foglights with just the halo on, or do they just come on when the headlights kick on? A switch to run it? I'm confusing myself more trying to put this into words!

Next are the front turning signals. 2nd ugliest lights on there. I want white instead of amber, but which ones will match the other ones determined by my previous paragraph?

Tail lights/brake lights/reverse lights..same thing.

Still with me? That's all I have for now. Again, ANY help on any or all my questions is greatly appreciated!
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As for headlights, what lights do you already have? HIDs or Halogens?

And for the turn signals, might wanna check local laws, but I'm pretty sure most every state out there says you must have an amber colored bulb in your turn signal, or it must emit and amber colored light.

And what do you plan to do to your taillights and reverse lights?

The brake lights can only be red. And the reverse lights are already white.
If that's the case, good luck finding any headlights to work in the factory HID setup, I tried for a brighter bulb awhile back and all my searching brought up nothing.
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