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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Question: Xenon cts headlight swap, been attempted? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Originally Posted by mr.solodolo Thanks.... What do I need to make the DRL and everything else work? Do I need ...
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    Re: Question: Xenon cts headlight swap, been attempted?

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.solodolo View Post
    Thanks.... What do I need to make the DRL and everything else work? Do I need a new ballast or anything to provide the right power? Would you say it is a simple conversion? Is the conversion worth it or is it a recipe for disaster? I got both the lights but if they wont operate correctly there is no point...
    Like Jeff said the correct DRLs dont work and I havent had the time to look up the pinouts of both headlights to make the corrections to make them work. I would like them to work but the HIDs light up everytime you turn on the car, so essentially you still have DRL just not the smae ones as the CTS V does. You dont need a different ballast or anything, its simple plug and play. It took me about 6 monthes of e-baying to finally end up with a pair of them and now that I finally recieved a passenger side light and swaped the lights out I would say its definitely worth it. It not only makes it look great at night but they look GREAT on my black car . I think total time to swap them out was about a half hour, it was very quick and easy.
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    I don't believe anyone got the DRLs to work on these. The adaptive lighting doesn't work either. Otherwise, it's plug and play.
    If im not mistaken only certain modeles have the AFL correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTS4MATION
    Like Jeff said the correct DRLs dont work and I havent had the time to look up the pinouts of both headlights to make the corrections to make them work. I would like them to work but the HIDs light up everytime you turn on the car, so essentially you still have DRL just not the smae ones as the CTS V does. You dont need a different ballast or anything, its simple plug and play. It took me about 6 monthes of e-baying to finally end up with a pair of them and now that I finally recieved a passenger side light and swaped the lights out I would say its definitely worth it. It not only makes it look great at night but they look GREAT on my black car . I think total time to swap them out was about a half hour, it was very quick and easy.

    If im not mistaken only certain modeles have the AFL correct?
    Unfortunately, yes. Could possibly need extra programming too.

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    Could someone find the wiring diagram for the two lights? I want to make the Drls work. Actually, I am going to make them work. Just need the diagrams to see what pin to run the wire to


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    Re: Question: Xenon cts headlight swap, been attempted?

    Any luck Ajazolino?

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