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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Headlights in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Which HID ones do you guys replace your bulbs with? I have to take off my bumper and radiator out ...
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    Which HID ones do you guys replace your bulbs with? I have to take off my bumper and radiator out to install my cam, so when I do that, I'll switch em out.


    Also, any good instructions/tips on removing the bumper? It looks hard, but isn't it just a few bolts and you just lift it off a certain way?

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    Re: Headlights

    removing the bumper is actually really easy, iam down to ten minutes top now.
    there is 4 nuts, 2 on each side that will become visiable once you have the splash shields taken out. i think they are 3/8
    then all you do it use a trim tool and pop all the clips out, unhook the fog light harness, and your ready to pull the bumper cover right off.

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    Re: Headlights

    The faq's instructions are good - http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answe...val/index.html

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    Re: Headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    Which HID ones do you guys replace your bulbs with? I have to take off my bumper and radiator out to install my cam, so when I do that, I'll switch em out.


    Also, any good instructions/tips on removing the bumper? It looks hard, but isn't it just a few bolts and you just lift it off a certain way?
    The bulb is a D1s in the headlamps. I bought mine locally, paid about 100 bux for both bulbs. You dont want anything any cheaper than that, if not you have to do them again......pain in the arse.....trust me. I did my fogs HID 6k and my headlamps too also did the headlamp corner bulb with an LED. Dramatic diff in the way the car looks.....6k is a clear white light that looks classy and mean on the V.

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    Re: Headlights

    Ok, so where should I get 6k HID headlights?

    I have the bumper off while I'm doing my heads/cam/intake/TB install....so now's the time!

    I already did my fogs.

    Do I need a new ballast to run HID headlights? Or can I just plug and play? The search engine on this forum is pathetic.

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    Re: Headlights

    http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DDM-HID-Kit-D1SR-35W

    I found this......what color should I get to get a hint of blue? 6k?

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    Re: Headlights

    low beams are just plug n play, i ordered mine off ebay... $30, its been a year now and no complaints. I went 8k because I wanted a light blue tint

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    Re: Headlights

    ddm tuning is cheap stuff and hit or miss. I've done a lot of business with them because they are cheap. If they last more than a few months you're probably go to go, but I've replaced a couple bulbs and ballasts between my lows and fogs on my altima.

    Do NOT go anything more than 6k unless you just want a ricey look, not to mention actual output lumens goes downhill once you go past 5k. Think of driving around with black lights for headlights = 10k. 6k looks great and does perform fairly well but is not picked up by the human eye with as much contrast as 4300k (stock) or 5k (good compromise looks and performance).

    I plan on putting 3k HIDs into the fogs. Bright yellow and looks great on the road / snow!

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    Re: Headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DDM-HID-Kit-D1SR-35W

    I found this......what color should I get to get a hint of blue? 6k?
    Oh, and because your car has factory HIDs with ballasts you'll only need bulbs, not that whole kit with a wiring harness and new ballasts. just in case... http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/HI...lacements-Pair

    While we're at it - what type of bulbs are in the fogs? edit: H10 / 9145

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    Re: Headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by carlson_mn View Post
    Oh, and because your car has factory HIDs with ballasts you'll only need bulbs, not that whole kit with a wiring harness and new ballasts. just in case... http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/HI...lacements-Pair

    While we're at it - what type of bulbs are in the fogs? edit: H10 / 9145
    Thank you Sir!

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