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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Recall Reminder Campaign #:2011055 LOW BEAM HEADLAMP INOPERATIVE-REPLACE CONNECTOR Did Anyone Else get this aparently it on my car but ...
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    2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    Recall Reminder
    Campaign #:2011055
    LOW BEAM HEADLAMP INOPERATIVE-REPLACE CONNECTOR

    Did Anyone Else get this aparently it on my car but i seem to have no problems thusfar

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    Re: 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    I had the recall done this past Monday while getting an oil change at the dealer.

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    I also had this recall notice for my 08 CTS. Had it done with the oil change and the dealer loaned me an 11 CTS for the day as the recall takes over 2 hours to perform.

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    Re: 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    got the same recall notice for my 2010, no issues with the headlamps. Getting the work done next week....

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    Re: 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    For those 08s getting recalled, what are the build-dates on those vehicles? Mine is one of the early ones actually built in late 07. I haven't seen the recall yet. My headlamps have been fine [knock on wood] although both of my fog-lights have gone out at different times in the last year.

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    Re: 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    got the recall letter in December for my base CTS 2009. Build date 03/09. I'm having the recall performed tomorrow morning. Thus far, no issue with the headlamps. Interestingly, while the recall applies to the headlamps, I seem to have loose contacts with my license plate lights. When I close the trunk, one light sometimes shuts off, the other time the other will shut off, sometimes both. Open and close trunk again, and both can be working again. Anyone experiencing anything like that?

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    Re: 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    Hello! I apologize for your frustrations. Since you have an appointment tomorrow morning I would have them check out the license plate lights as well. It may be an easy fix. Keep us updated.
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    Re: 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    My very early production run 2008 cts passenger side headlight just stopped working today. Any updates on this? How long is the fix and what does it involve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by like2drive
    got the recall letter in December for my base CTS 2009. Build date 03/09. I'm having the recall performed tomorrow morning. Thus far, no issue with the headlamps. Interestingly, while the recall applies to the headlamps, I seem to have loose contacts with my license plate lights. When I close the trunk, one light sometimes shuts off, the other time the other will shut off, sometimes both. Open and close trunk again, and both can be working again. Anyone experiencing anything like that?
    Did they find anything wrong with your license plate lights? Mine where doing the same thing so I replaced both bulbs and haven't noticed them out since.

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    Re: 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    Does anyone have more info on this?
    Model years and vins?

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    Re: 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    Quote Originally Posted by Merge View Post
    Does anyone have more info on this?
    Model years and vins?
    We would be happy to look into your vehicle's information to see if there are any open recalls on it; please send us a private message with the last 8 digits of your VIN and we'll get that information to you.
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    Re: 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    Quote Originally Posted by thavil View Post
    Did they find anything wrong with your license plate lights? Mine where doing the same thing so I replaced both bulbs and haven't noticed them out since.
    I looked at the repair summary and it says both license plate bulbs were replaced. So far so good...
    Parts replaced under guaranty: 20901147 & 20901148

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    Re: 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    Clean the contacts in the bulb holders. Also bend the metal contacts inside so that there is more firm contact with the bulb. http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Elect...ed=0CF4QrQMwBg RX3200. This is what ended up fixing it for me but it's a little fancy of a recommendation. A good scrub with rubbing alcohol might do it. No flickering since.

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    Re: 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    Is the headlamp recall for the HID or the Halogen lamps?

    I have 2008 CTS with HID lamp and I didn't get any recall yet.

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    Re: 2008 CTS Headlamp RECALL

    I actually noticed one of my headlamps out a few days ago. I live in Canada but have a US Caddillac CTS, so perhaps this is why I did not get any recall notice? I assume I should just call my local dealer to find out?

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