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    Lightbulb just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    2 things i noticed about the XTS in person that would be great on a cts.

    LED interior lights. Ive never seen them in person, but want them in my CTS real bad!

    The light piping by the headlights is 20 times brighter than our piping. Can we swap out brighter LEDS in the piping?


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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    would these work for the interior lights?

    http://www.amazon.com/2825-5-SMD-Whi...xgy_01_03_t_lh

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    Yea those will work. Im running 2 different types of bulbs in my interior...... I have those in the doors and in the footwells, and a projector type in the map lights. It makes the interior look 100Xs better. I have a video on youtube about it.... I think its one of the only ones on there haha.

    I also swapped the LEDs in the headlights as well using those exact bulbs you have listed..... theyre not bright at all but it does get rid of that crappy amber/brown light. I do plan on replacing them with good LEDs but I dont feel like spending $30 an a set of wedge bulbs at the moment .

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    Just got my LEDs in the mail and it took about 30 minutes to install all in the interior. Looks great! Trying to figure out what to do about the license plate bulbs, the lens is sealed....

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    did you havto take the bumper off to get to the headlight bulbs?

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by rockryno View Post
    Just got my LEDs in the mail and it took about 30 minutes to install all in the interior. Looks great! Trying to figure out what to do about the license plate bulbs, the lens is sealed....
    The lense isnt sealed. When you look at it there is a small slot big enough to fit a snall flathead screwdriver in it. Once the screwdrivers in just pry it to the side and it will pop right out.
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    did you havto take the bumper off to get to the headlight bulbs?
    You dont have to take it completely off but it does need to be dropped a bit.

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    Just be careful not to pry too much on the tabs to the license plate light covers broke one on accident and had to wedge n a small wood screw to hold it in can't notice and still holding up I used a set of led bulbs from a website called autolumination.com

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    I'm very interested inmaking the Light Piping BRIGHTER.... any information on this?

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mamas.Pearl View Post
    I'm very interested inmaking the Light Piping BRIGHTER.... any information on this?
    Buy a good set of 194 wedge bulbs. like "VLED"s

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    got the whole car done. broke the license plate light tab of course....those things are fragile!

    are the light pipe bulbs easily accessible? i dont want to remove the bumper just yet....

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by rockryno View Post
    got the whole car done. broke the license plate light tab of course....those things are fragile!

    are the light pipe bulbs easily accessible? i dont want to remove the bumper just yet....
    You have to take the headlight out to put them in...... You dont need to completely remove the front bumper but you have to drop it down.

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    Do you have any pictures or codes for what led's you used and where?

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    Can u post instruction with some photos? Where did you buy them and what are the part numbers?

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by danoh123 View Post
    Can u post instruction with some photos? Where did you buy them and what are the part numbers?
    Would like to know this as well.

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    Re: just saw the XTS in person...ideas for CTS

    I love my new LED lights. Unfortunately in the process one of the rear map LED light is not working. The one next to it works fine. So I opened up again and replaced it another new LED light and still did not work. Is it a fuse or the housing that might be problem? Any guess anyone?

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