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    DarkN1gh7 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Question 2009 CTS Foot Well Ambient Lighting

    Hey all, did not get the ambient lighting on my 09 CTS some how but I have read that the 09' still includes the plugs under the seat for them.

    My only issue is I have not found anywhere on the site a reference to the plugs. Can someone post me a pic of where to look for the plugs before I order the OEM kit. Also, I've read that some people have the plugs but don't have power to them.

    If I order this kit:http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results...umber=19170640

    Will it just plug in under the seats and work? If so where do they mount to? Just looking for the information that's missing from the other threads I was in.

    Thanks everyone!

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    Re: 2009 CTS Foot Well Ambient Lighting

    There is another thread in the General Discussions area that discusses this very well. I believe it states the lights are connected through the lower dash area. Do a search in that section and you should find all you need to do this upgrade.

    Also update your info so we know you have a 2nd gen CTS instead of your 05 CTS.

    Marv

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    Re: 2009 CTS Foot Well Ambient Lighting

    You are referencing the rear lighting kit. If you want the fronts its another $50 and they are very easy to install. It took me about 5 minutes total.

    My 2009 had the front plugs and they have power.

    The rears are a different story, a little more complicated and not just plug and play. You have to remove the center console, pull wires, etc.

    I don't think I will even bother with the rears.

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    Re: 2009 CTS Foot Well Ambient Lighting

    Hammerhead do you have any pics of the install on the front lights. I have popped both of the footwells before to swap the bulbs with LEDs, is this same location I should find the plugs?

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    Re: 2009 CTS Foot Well Ambient Lighting

    another topic that has been covered adnausium. There are so many threads covering this for this year as well as others.

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    Re: 2009 CTS Foot Well Ambient Lighting

    Hammerhead100 is absolutely right: on the 2009, if you already have the front lighting, the rear kit is all you need. Unfortunately, it *is* difficult because you have to remove the console and run the wires under the carpet, then over the "hump" to the passenger side. Like everyone said, there are lots of threads that discuss the installation process.

    I gave up (because I was afraid I'd break something or tear the carpet) and took mine to the dealer to be installed. The (careless?) mechanic ended up breaking the plastic piece at the base of the back of the driver's seat and had remove the whole seat to replace what he broke. Long story short, it's a neat option that I wish would have continued to be installed from the factory, but it doesn't seem worth the hassle to add it after the fact unless you really have a lot of people riding in your back seat who you want to impress.

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    Re: 2009 CTS Foot Well Ambient Lighting

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkN1gh7 View Post
    Hammerhead do you have any pics of the install on the front lights. I have popped both of the footwells before to swap the bulbs with LEDs, is this same location I should find the plugs?
    This thread has the pictures you want:
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...hlight=ambient

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