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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Clear Tail Lamps pics included in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Thanks for the compliments guys. Endo--Great Photoshop job. I am still not sure if I am going to smoke 'em. ...
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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    Thanks for the compliments guys.

    Endo--Great Photoshop job. I am still not sure if I am going to smoke 'em. I might wait a few months to see how I like the clear lamps. So far, I have no desire to touch them.

    StormCaddy--I'll post profile pics tomorrow.

    Mac 141--I only yelled once during the install which is pretty good for me. Here's a quick overview:

    TAIL LAMPS
    -Remove black trim piece inside the trunk and just above the bumper
    -Unscrew the 4 high mounted plastic nuts on the side walls inside the trunk
    -Grab the end of the gray felt trim piece that rides along the inside of the driver's rear quarter panel; pull it gently toward the center of the trunk; be careful not to break the clips that hold it in place; no need to remove it entirely; repeat on passenger's side
    -Use a socket or wrench to undo the 3 nuts that hold the lamp in place
    -Grab the lamp from the outside and gently lift it out; be careful not to break the plastic piece that sits beneath the lip of the bumper
    -Disconnect the wire harness
    -Connect the new lamp and put everything back

    CYCLOPS EYE
    -Remove the black rubber stopper on the underside of the trunk lid; you may also have to remove the inside trunk handle and trim piece around the latch; then grab an end (near hinge) of the gray felt trim piece under the truck lid; pull it back until you can see where the lamp is secured to the lid
    -Use a socket to remove the 4 nuts; be careful not to drop the nuts inside the trunk lid
    -From the inside, squeeze the the plastic clips and push out; I pulled the lamp from the outside and ended up breaking the clips
    -Disconnect wire harness
    -Connect new lamp and put everything back

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    This is great info! Thanks for the detailed instructions. I will be adding it to my archives for future reference.

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    By request, here are a few additional photos taken at different angles.
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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    Badazz! They look great. Do you have any shots with the full profile so we can see the clear heads and clear tails together? Thanks for the new pics! - John

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    if you're taking more pics anyway..... how about one at night or in the garage with the lights on. I'm curious about the light bar.

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    Wow...You should get a paycheck after these requests. We should sign you up with the CTS Press Corp. Just kidding gang! Very cool! Thanks for the pics.

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    Quote Originally Posted by Black08CTS View Post
    My clear tail lamp package arrived today. I couldn't wait any longer, so I changed them out right away. See before and after pics below. It's a pretty easy install...took about 1 1/2 hrs. If you decide on this mod, I would be happy to walk you through the install. The kit was purchased from Lindsay for about $650 including shipping. Great price! Thanks Luke!
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    congrats on your upgrade.
    If You are going to sell Your stock lamps, I'll be interesting.

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    Workaholic...Here's some night pics. They look much better in person. I actually had somone pull up to me the other night and give me a nice compliment.

    StormCaddy--I'll take the full profile shot tomorrow during the day.
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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    DANG!!
    they look better than I thought. Now I am gonna have to seriously consider it.
    BAD black08cts! LOL

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    StormCaddy...here are the full profile pics...
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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    Any other pic requests before I retire the camera

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    They are clear but why are they still red? Can that be fixed? Would look great completely white.

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    This is what I'm talking about...



    Hot linked for your pleasure!

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    Personal preference, but I don't like all white.
    I'd seen the all white before and its the fact that black08cts' are still red that got my attention.
    Although on a lighter car the all white might look better, mine is black and it just doesn't seem right to me.

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamps pics included

    They look super-badass. I am fully jealous.

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