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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Put in LED DRLs and fogs in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Originally Posted by Slee_Stack Any picture of the 10mm bolt in the wheel well to remove? I couldn't find it ...
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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Slee_Stack View Post
    Any picture of the 10mm bolt in the wheel well to remove? I couldn't find it when I went to swap my DRLs.

    I like all your mods, but be wary that blue (or red) lights on a vehicle front are illegal. Its limited to emergency vehicles. Hopefully you won't be harassed.
    I wasnt aware that it was illegal thanks for the info! and the 10mm bolt in the wheel well is above the upper clip that you took out. Once you peel back the inner plastic there its pointing straight down at the ground.

    Ill be dropping my bumper here again shortly because I just noticed my actual headlight isnt coming on. I think I burnt it out with the hair dryer when I was removing the condensation.. What was I thinking..? So I will take pictures and post them when I do that. Ill take pics of all the clips and bolts.

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    I like the painted grill a lot. Especially how you left the vertical chrome accents. Gives it that little POP of bright in contrast to the black. Very tasteful. I want to do that to mine now.

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    I like the painted grill a lot. Especially how you left the vertical chrome accents. Gives it that little POP of bright in contrast to the black. Very tasteful. I want to do that to mine now.
    Thanks! Yeah that was a timely project the way I did it because I taped everything off cause I didnt feel like picking off extra plastidip. I also cleared the plasti dip to make it less of a matte black and to make it match the car more.

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    looks great, nice work

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    Thanks man.

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Slee_Stack View Post
    Any picture of the 10mm bolt in the wheel well to remove? I couldn't find it when I went to swap my DRLs.

    I like all your mods, but be wary that blue (or red) lights on a vehicle front are illegal. Its limited to emergency vehicles. Hopefully you won't be harassed.
    heres that pic for you. if you follow the crack between your bumper and grill to the wheel well that is where it is at.

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    Thanks for the picture. That should help me alot. I'll be away this weekend, but will give the bulb swap another try the weekend after.

    I was looking way off where I thought the bolt would be....

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    not a problem if you need any more help let me know! it took me a while to find that bolt too.

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    Does anyone have details (info and pics) after the headlight assembly is off/out - to show what it looks like; to show the OEM bulb in and or out (a pic of the bulb)??? This is one of "many" that pop up when researching a replacement bulb: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tchlink:top:en

    LED seems a better upgrade 'replacement' choice but having never seen the original bulb and the receptacle it resides, I have no idea how to validate if these bulbs will work. I'm also concerned about staying within normal operating voltage and wattage etc. And the over-arching bottom line is that having to take off the bumper, I want to make sure when I do take it off, I have the correct equipment to replace the bulbs!! Only one is out, but I'm inclined to replace both while I'm in there. Thanks for info.

    p.s. I only see a few posts about here and googling keeps taking me to the CTS-V Forum...which should be similar however I believe those folks are doing different things to their Vs...lol

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    TSoup,

    I ended up taking my blue DRLs out seeing as I could be pulled over for that. I replaced them with the white ones that you have in that link right there. Those are the exact same ones that I used, and they will fit. The OEM bulb that comes out looks like a regular incandescent bulb attached to the base you see there in the pic. The bulb really doesnt matter its more of the base so it is a plug and play fit. The link you have in your previous post will fit the DRL, but will not fit the fog lights.

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    Am I reading that link right? A 50Watt LED?

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    there are multiple leds. I used 35w.

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    blkillac,

    thx for the info. Now to find a similar one in the USA...just notice that one is from Hong Kong!! There's more on Ebay than my 1st choice of purchasing Amazon...and the one's on Amazon has some mixed reviews. So I'm trying to sort all that out. Nobody wants to take off a bumper just to replace a bulb that might go bad less than a year later!!

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    Here is the link to the ones I bought

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/809...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Re: Put in LED DRLs and fogs

    Hmmm...no reviews on it...

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