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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Bulb model for DRLs and Front Turns on CTS w/OEM HID in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Yeah, I like the look of the bulbs in that pic too. Thats what I thought I was getting. your ...
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    Re: Bulb model for DRLs and Front Turns on CTS w/OEM HID

    Yeah, I like the look of the bulbs in that pic too. Thats what I thought I was getting. your 11W should be good, just don't try the 7W! lol

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    Re: Bulb model for DRLs and Front Turns on CTS w/OEM HID

    Quote Originally Posted by Black'10CTS4 View Post
    Yeah, I like the look of the bulbs in that pic too. Thats what I thought I was getting. your 11W should be good, just don't try the 7W! lol
    I have the 11W ones in and they look good! Much better than stock. Now I'll actually use my DRLs instead of turning them off or using my parking lights. I hope they last... Now, unfortunately the fog lights I bought to replace my Hoen's (one burned out after 3+ years) didn't fit for some reason. Gotta address that. Considering going HID for the fogs...

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    Re: Bulb model for DRLs and Front Turns on CTS w/OEM HID

    Success!! 16W LED bulbs are in and they look great, just as bright as the stock bulbs.

    IMG_20130818_190920_296.jpg

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    Buy them ebay by searching bulb number,not car model it charges you more. Make sure you click us. Seller only, will arrive much faster. Paid 9.99 for led bulbs with 68leds each.

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    Re: Bulb model for DRLs and Front Turns on CTS w/OEM HID

    Hi all, I just swapped out my DRL's with CREE 30W LED (H16) and they look fantastic. 2009 CTS sedan with OEM HID's.
    I was prepared to totally remove the bumper, disconnect fog lights, disconnect headlight washer tubing, etc.
    I also wasn't looking forward to removing all of the push pin clips on the bottom side.

    I only removed the upper plastic cover (piece under the hood with the weather strip attached), the two 10mm bolts inside the fender wells (1 in each fender), 2 obvious push pins under the hood, and the two 10mm bolts that attach the bumper brackets to the radiator. The bumper EASILY moves out of the way enough to access the 3 headlight fasteners and remove the headlights. There is no need to touch any of the pins under the car or remove the bumper. This mod is super easy and can be done in about an hour

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    Re: Bulb model for DRLs and Front Turns on CTS w/OEM HID

    Everyone's LEDs still working?
    Anyone know the OEM bulb wattage?

    Thinking about changing to LED since one side died.
    Any recommendations?

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    Re: Bulb model for DRLs and Front Turns on CTS w/OEM HID

    Mine still working fine and looking good. Wish I had done it years ago...

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    Re: Bulb model for DRLs and Front Turns on CTS w/OEM HID

    Negative here. Our '08 has one that goes on and off intermittently. I'm sure its a bad connection because I could tell the plastic wasn't molded correctly when I installed it. Going with a different retailer but only getting one more pair because mine are working fine. Just waiting for the weather to warm up a bit.

    And Merge, the stock wattage is 19W. I wanted to go bright but was concerned about going above the stock wattage. Honestly don't know if it would matter or not but didn't want to burn something up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerhead100
    Hi all, I just swapped out my DRL's with CREE 30W LED (H16) and they look fantastic. 2009 CTS sedan with OEM HID's. I was prepared to totally remove the bumper, disconnect fog lights, disconnect headlight washer tubing, etc. I also wasn't looking forward to removing all of the push pin clips on the bottom side. I only removed the upper plastic cover (piece under the hood with the weather strip attached), the two 10mm bolts inside the fender wells (1 in each fender), 2 obvious push pins under the hood, and the two 10mm bolts that attach the bumper brackets to the radiator. The bumper EASILY moves out of the way enough to access the 3 headlight fasteners and remove the headlights. There is no need to touch any of the pins under the car or remove the bumper. This mod is super easy and can be done in about an hour
    Any further description or pix you could provide? I was able to loosen the top of the bumper cover and remove a total of two headlight bolts. I can't get or even see the third. Thanks.

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    Re: Bulb model for DRLs and Front Turns on CTS w/OEM HID

    Did you get the one in the wheel well? Take a look here:
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...light-mod.html

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    Re: Bulb model for DRLs and Front Turns on CTS w/OEM HID

    Quote Originally Posted by Merge View Post
    Did you get the one in the wheel well? Take a look here:
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...light-mod.html
    Thanks for the link. I wish pictures still were viewable there.

    So..I have to remove '3 clips', pull the wheel well liner back and there will be a 10mm bolt to remove behind it?

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    Re: Bulb model for DRLs and Front Turns on CTS w/OEM HID

    Quote Originally Posted by Slee_Stack View Post

    So..I have to remove '3 clips', pull the wheel well liner back and there will be a 10mm bolt to remove behind it?
    Yes. There are three push pins that hold the inner fender well to the actual fender, once those clips are out, get a flat screwdriver and pry the inner fender well away from the fender, its located kind of behind the headlight. You can only pry it apart about an inch or two but of you get a flashlight, you can see it.

    I did what Hammerhead did and it worked great! Pulled all the pins and bolts from the top of the cover and the fenders but left in all the the clips along the bottome edge by the ground, worked like a charm! I put a wood block down to support the bumper in the middle so the weight wasnt hanging from the clips. much easier than the first time i did it.

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