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 ...
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.
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.
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!