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    Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    Interested in installing the clear Tail Lamp Package (GM p.n. 19211989) on my ’09 Crystal Red CTS, along with the factory rear spoiler.

    On the Crystal Red car, the tail lights tend to blend in with the body color and the quarter panel, and in essence make the quarter panel look longer. On lighter or darker colored cars the contrast between body color and tail light color allows the rear body line of the quarter to actually show more distinctly, and the car looks better in that area in my opinion. I saw on another thread below where someone said the clear lights were a ‘90’s things and they didn’t seem to like them. Opinions??

    Has anybody installed the clear light package on a Crystal Red car, or even seen one?

    If anyone has pictures of one, PLEASE post if you can. Thanks!!

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    Just to clarify, I meant to say that the "stock red" tail lights tend to blend in with the body color and the quarter panel, and in essence make the quarter panel look longer on a Crystal Red car.

    I'm thinking that the clear tail lights on a Crystal Red car will create that contrast between the end of the quarter and the tail light that you see in say a white car with stock tail lights, and consequently allow that body line and the contour at the rear of the car to show better than it does now.

    Make sense?

    Again, any pictures would be GREATLY appreciated!!

    Thanks!!

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    In red


    Looks bad in black though

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    Hi all
    CTS's with European specs are delivered with clear tail lights.
    Here is mine in 'Gold Mist' at pick up.

    pinkguy
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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    There is also a clear third brake light available in the CTS option package, does anyone know where or if they are standard any where else in the world?

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    Quote Originally Posted by C "T" ess View Post
    There is also a clear third brake light available in the CTS option package, does anyone know where or if they are standard any where else in the world?
    I've seen the clear taillights with clear third brake light on a dealership lot (they were on a black CTS and on a red CTS) Both looked great!
    I think the package with all 3 clear taillights is the way to go----it looks a little odd not to include the brake light

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    Really like the look on the Crystal Red. Has anyone priced these clear taillights?

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    Didn't request these (or the spoiler) when I bought the car, but they've both grown on me a bit. Gives the car a little different look...




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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    Anyone know if there will be a clear pkg. for the wagon? I can really see this looking good on our silver one. I will avoid comment on the spoiler shown above other than to say it is well-named.

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    Quote Originally Posted by Danko View Post
    Anyone know if there will be a clear pkg. for the wagon? I can really see this looking good on our silver one. I will avoid comment on the spoiler shown above other than to say it is well-named.
    i was looking for the same thing but the euro taillights for the wagon are literally the same as the us wagon.

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    My 2008 Black Cherry has the clear lights, as was mentioned earlier all the Euro spec models have them and they are awesome, get it done!

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    Quote Originally Posted by mocts View Post
    i was looking for the same thing but the euro taillights for the wagon are literally the same as the us wagon.
    The euro-spec tail lights for the wagon has clear parts only for the turn signals in the lower part of the tail light assy.

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    How do you get the Euro style Tail lights to work on U.S model and vice versa?? it seems the wiring need to be modified anyone done that before?

    thanx

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    Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    Has anyone figured the wiring on using GM oem euro tail lights on a us car. I found a pair of the tail lights and they have the exact same wire harness and appeared to be plug and play but they didn't work. Not sure if it is wiring or an actual contro unit. GM # 22752227 left side and 22752228 right side. These are Genuine GM part numbers and D.O.T

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    Cool Re: Clear Tail Lamp Package on a Crystal Red car

    Have just purchased a lovely low mileage 2010 CTS RHD here in England . It is a black car with the clear euro tail lights. The euro cars still have the 3rd brake light in red which I reckon would look nicer with a clear lens. The only available accesory option I have so far seen is a complete clear light package. Does anyone know whether a clear 3rd brake light could be purchased on its own?

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