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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of install) in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Thanks for posting....
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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    Thanks for posting.

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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    Quote Originally Posted by MSOsr View Post
    Kudos and thanks to the Captain! I ran into a snag doing my map lights and he talked me through the problem. I now have LED map lights, under dash lights and door lights! They look great.

    One clarification: after you unscrew the module on the map lights, you lift up and pull back on the tab to unplug the module. I broke a thumbnail and index finger nail trying to get the thing unplugged. Even after I figured out you had to lift up on the tab a little (and got the left one unplugged), I still couldn't get the right (passenger) side unplugged. You can actually remove the lens and the original bulb and plug in the new one (as the Captain instructed) without unplugging the module.

    Anyway, both sides are done and they look terrific. Thanks to the Captain, I have Plasti-dipped front grills and LED interior lights...what's next, Captain?

    Mike
    Lol, I think next is wiring up an LED strip in the trunk to get more light, the stock bulb is WEAK.... I'll have a walkthrough shortly

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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    These flank style bulbs work great in the under door puddle light position, glove box, and license plate. V-LEDs Part number 194_6F_W_6K

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    I used these direct bulbs in the map lights (front and back) and under the dash in the footwells. V-LEDs Part number 194_HP_W_6K

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    I've used this particular bulb for three plus years on my previous car without any failures.

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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain McFunk View Post
    Lol, I think next is wiring up an LED strip in the trunk to get more light, the stock bulb is WEAK.... I'll have a walkthrough shortly
    The weekend is fast approaching....will I be able to do the trunk then?

    Mike

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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    Quote Originally Posted by MSOsr View Post
    The weekend is fast approaching....will I be able to do the trunk then?

    Mike
    Yup, the trunk is easy. Do you already have LED strips?

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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    I'm obviously a total Klutz if I injured myself following your video on the map lights! I need to see how to do it before I can even THINK about trying it myself.

    Mike (just pulled a muscle typing)

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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    Can you describe to me/show me how to do the trunk and recommend where to get the LEDs?

    Mike (will wear a cup while doing modifications)

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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    Quote Originally Posted by MSOsr View Post
    Can you describe to me/show me how to do the trunk and recommend where to get the LEDs?

    Mike (will wear a cup while doing modifications)
    Something like this:
    http://www.v-leds.com/Strip-Lights-L...-p9747088.html

    Any length you want. I"m going to use 12", you just pull out the stock light housing in the trunk, and there is a red and black wire. You strip the red and black wire back, and wrap the red and black from the LED strip around the red and black strip from the factory harness. Pretty easy. Or you can get T-taps, and just press them onto the corresponding factory wiring. If you don't want to cut your factory wiring (no one will EVERRR see this), you can buy a light specifically for the socket that converts to an LED strip, but i'm going to have to do some searching to see what size festoon bulb the trunk is.

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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    Looking forward to the further information and some pics/videos!

    Mike (will try this one also)

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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    Quote Originally Posted by MSOsr View Post
    Looking forward to the further information and some pics/videos!

    Mike (will try this one also)
    Alright, looks like my previous method isn't going to work. For some reason, these bulbs hold a charge at all times. The incandescent bulb doesn't light up, but the LED's flicker when the trunk light is "off"......this might work, but i'm not willing to test it. I'm going to buy the correct bulb for the factory socket: http://www.v-leds.com/Interior-LED-B...68526-1-2.html

    And just plug it in. Should work.

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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    I am going to attempt the 13 bulb mod tomorrow Captain.....do you know of anyone that has done the in-dash accent lighting at all? The newer CTSs (10-12) have white ambient lights that run along the dash and doors, along with an illuminated kick plate in the doors.......

    Thanks in advance-
    Rob

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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    - ^^^ - Note that the posts from Captain are over a year old now, and I don't remember seeing him post at all on this forum recently. He may have moved to the, "other", forum ... ?

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by rromain View Post
    I am going to attempt the 13 bulb mod tomorrow Captain.....do you know of anyone that has done the in-dash accent lighting at all? The newer CTSs (10-12) have white ambient lights that run along the dash and doors, along with an illuminated kick plate in the doors.......

    Thanks in advance-
    Rob
    Hey Rob,I haven't seen anyone do the other lights. Sorry I can't be of more help.

    Quote Originally Posted by RapidRob View Post
    - ^^^ - Note that the posts from Captain are over a year old now, and I don't remember seeing him post at all on this forum recently. He may have moved to the, "other", forum ... ?

    Rob
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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    I did the footwell ones yesterday. I had to take off the driver side panel, the bulb would not come out (three screws). The passenger side came out easy.
    Will continue the other ones next week - probably license plate is next.
    George

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    Re: How To: Install LEDs in Dome Lights and the rest of the vehicle (Video of instal

    Forgive me. I have been searching this VLED's website and I can't seem to find V-LEDs Part number 194_6F_W_6K. I have searched everywhere

    I would like to change out my license plate bulb. Any help would be appreciated. TIA

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