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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; So the front fascia removal requires drilling out 4 rivets. What do you use in place of them when you ...
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    Re: Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures

    So the front fascia removal requires drilling out 4 rivets. What do you use in place of them when you reinstall?

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    Re: Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures

    thanks to nathan at the other 'site.' can't do direct link. The write up includes bumper removal.

    w w w.cadillacowners.com/forum/showthread.php/2424-Blacked-Out-Headlight-Mod

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    Thanks. Fogs changed. Much better. Waiting on my DRL LEDs to arrive.

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    Swapped the DRLs yesterday. Look great and bright enough especially when really necessary at dusk. Replacing the bumper is kind of a pain when reassembling the brake ducting but not impossible.

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    Re: Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    Swapped the DRLs yesterday. Look great and bright enough especially when really necessary at dusk. Replacing the bumper is kind of a pain when reassembling the brake ducting but not impossible.
    so what type of LED's did you use? if you ordered from the same guy they come from Hong Kong and it took around 2 weeks for me to receive.

    And don't forget to post pic's.

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    Re: Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures

    I did the same as you. The 11W bulbs from HK. Seem like nice products.

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    For what it's worth, you can change the drivers side bulbs by removing the airbox. Not sure how hard it is to remove/move the fuse and relays on the passenger side though.

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    Re: Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures

    So, this weekend I installed the LED lights from that ebay link and I would seriously recommend going with a different brand.

    I spent half an hour trimming excess plastic off the bulb so the connector could plug in. When I finally got it installed, the lights are barely bright enough to be seen. They are visible only at certain angles but 90% of the time, it looks like the lights are off.

    I love the look of mpouls1's DRL but mine don't look anything like that, I dont know if I got into a bad batch of them or something.

    I found some 360 degree LED's that I'm gonna try next so we'll see what happens.

    BUT, the Hoen Xenonmatch's look great!!!

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    Re: Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures

    If I could understand the packaging (from Hong Kong) we could possibly be able to compare. Man that sucks. Please let us know how these new lights work out and of course pictures.

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    Re: Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures

    After a bunch of emailing, found out that I screwed up! The bulbs I ordered were 7W, but the seller (cortse) is replacing them for free. Turns out they have several different wattage bulbs so she is fixing my screw up for free with some 16W bulbs instead! OEM is 19W so I'm thinking the 16W should be good. Still a little nervous about how the connector is gonna plug into the bulb but I cant complain after they took care of this for me. But definitely will post some pics when I get them in.

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    Re: Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures

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


    IMG_20130818_190920_296.jpg

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    Re: Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures

    Thanks for this. I ordered a set of LEDs...

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    I've noticed my right LED sporadically stops working. Sometimes it's on, other times it's off when it should be on. The left side always works fine. Any ideas?

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    Re: Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures

    Bueller?

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    Re: Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures

    I noticed the same thing on our '08 last week! I only noticed it once on the left side. Hasn't happened since so I chalked it up to a loose connection. Now you've got me wondering if it's a product defect or something.

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