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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Door projectors in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I saw these door projectors that are mounted underneath the doors and replace the factory courtesy lights. The auto tinting ...
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    Door projectors

    I saw these door projectors that are mounted underneath the doors and
    replace the factory courtesy lights. The auto tinting place nearby charges $100 per door.
    I found them on E-you know where for $20 and it took me just under an hour to install.
    They are nice solidly built aluminum body led projectors.


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    Projectors with hole saw

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    Door courtesy light

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    Installed

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    End result

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    Re: Door projectors

    Clever. How is the logo created? Does it come built into the light assembly?

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    Re: Door projectors

    Yes, it is inside almost like a laser pointer, you can't see the logo by looking into the lens.
    you can only see it projected when it's turned on.

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    Re: Door projectors

    That looks cool. Care to do a more detailed writeup? Do you just take out the original lights, hog out the hole and wire these in? I can't tell by the pics. That holesaw looks huge in the picture.

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    Re: Door projectors

    I agree more detail please.Do you have to pull the door panel? I have such bad luck with door panels it seems,but I do think they are awesome!
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    Re: Door projectors

    Very interesting... Here is a link to some nice ones

    http://www.automotivelightstore.com/...MP=1017GUQH9DK

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    Re: Door projectors

    I'm looking for directions or pics on how they are installed I will buy mine of E--- Any idea where I can find that?

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    Re: Door projectors

    I will be glad to make a more detailed write up when I can spend some time
    at my desktop. I took pictures of every step.
    The hole saw and leds are only about 3/4 inch diameter so it is just a small hole. I
    drilled and mounted them about 4" away from the courtesy lights. They come with like 4 foot long cables
    so I just spliced and wired them into the courtesy light wires (blue is negative and black is positive) silly GM color code.
    l then wrapped up the excess and tucked it neatly in the door panes. Also I didn't even need to remove the panels
    I just pulled the bottom of the door panels away easily with my fingers just far enough to screw the nuts on the back of
    the lights. since the doors just have those push fasteners it was simple. I just disconnected the plugs from the courtesy
    light bulbs so if I want them on I just plug them back in. everything on the bottom of
    the doors looks clean and stock. I just searched Ebay for door projectors.
    They also have sports teams and superhero emblems available, I'm installing the Bulls logo ones on my brother's
    Nissan and Gmc ones on my dad's
    Denali this weekend and my nephew has a set of autobots ones on order.

    They are full color and the details on the projected image are very clear and they are well built, they actually are built like
    small Mag light flashlights. I've had alot of people ask me what they are and where to get them.

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    Re: Door projectors

    $100? You can get these on ebay for much less. I have them installed on my '12 coupe and yes they are the same ones. If anyone is going to order them make sure you get the 4th or 5th generation ones. Those look like the older ones which large and long which makes them more difficult to install.

    Here is a shot of it installed.
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    Re: Door projectors

    [QUOTE=Cuest;3252576]$100? You can get these on ebay for much less. I have them installed on my '12 coupe and yes they are the same ones. If anyone is going to order them make sure you get the 4th or 5th generation ones. Those look like the older ones which large and long which makes them more difficult to install.

    They wanted $100 per door. I got mine for I think $25 for both sides. They do attract alot of attention.

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    Re: Door projectors

    If you look them up on ebay, they direct you to the detailed instruction steps. The door panels do need to come off.

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    Re: Door projectors

    I never took off the door panels. They do not need to come off. Total installation for me was about 45min for both sides. Just pop off the bottom clips so that you can just fit your hand in the door panel. It really is simple.

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    Re: Door projectors

    I did some looking over the weekend...there are apparently different quality levels with these lights. One I saw was a comparison video of GTR Lighting vs one of the cheapo ones on ebay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGcsL8gNfUc It is interesting the quality difference in the Corvette logo that he shows in the video. So now I'm on a quest for good quality at the best price possible. After seeing the comparison he did, I'm kinda scared of any of the $25 ones I see online.

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    Re: Door projectors

    Yes, Cuest is right I've done my Cts, a Denali, and an Altima. I didn't need to remove any of the
    door panels, although the Denali took a few minutes longer because I had to remove 2 screws.
    My car and the Altima had the newer generation projectors but the Denali was 1st generation. He got those for $15
    They were a little bigger and I didn't like that the lenses were all sloppy inside and the logo would
    move around when tapped on. I took some modeling glue and glued the lenses and logo in place. They are good now.
    This was aggravating and time consuming. Spend the 5 or 10 dollars more and get the newer generation ones.

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    Re: Door projectors

    Those are pretty cool.

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