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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; I ordered some new DRL's and had my dealer change them out awhile back. The right headlamp housing started to ...
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    Changed out the DRL's. Before and After Pictures

    I ordered some new DRL's and had my dealer change them out awhile back. The right headlamp housing started to collect condensation so the dealer ordered new one. The ding dong forgot to re-install my new DRL . Now I've got some side by side comparison. Going back tomorrow to get the other reinstalled and have my summer tires put on.

    This is what I ordered:

    5202 H16 CREE LED Plasma Projector Fog Lamp Daytime Running Light DRL WHITE 11W

    I found them on ebay.





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

    How long have you had them installed? I have been dying to get rid of those ugly yellow DRL's, but am worried about the longevity of the aftermarket CREE LED. The stock DRL's are much brighter, but the LED's look sooo good.

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

    I like it a lot. I drive with lights turned manually on all the time for 2 reasons. 1. I hate the look if the factory drl's and 2. My tail lights are blacked out and having the tail lights on keeps the police off my back.

    Looks good. Might have to do that!

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

    I've had them installed since beginning February.

    From the research I've read, it may be the watts that are the issue. The 5 and lower watts appear to burn out in a short period of time. I went with 11 watts.

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

    Wow definitely looks ten times better ! how hard is the install? how much did they charge at the dealership ?

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

    The front bumper has to be removed. There is an excellent write-up somewhere in the forum on how to remove the bumper for the DIY. The dealer did the install for 170.

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    mpouls1,

    Where did you purchase them from and what did the LEDs run you?

    They look amazing and I want to order today haha

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

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    mpouls1,

    Where did you purchase them from and what did the LEDs run you?

    They look amazing and I want to order today haha
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/5202-H16-CRE...d8a651&vxp=mtr

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    Thanks!

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    Wow that looks so much better than the yellow drls

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

    are these as bright as the yellow ones ??

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

    ^doesn't really matter if they're bright as they're DRLs (only for other cars to see you). I think it cleans up the front, I will buy new ones once I get an actual garage to remove the front.

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    What does install entail? Pulling the bumper or just peeling back the wheel well liner?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    What does install entail? Pulling the bumper or just peeling back the wheel well liner?
    If you want to change out your fog's (which I recommend) then all you have to do is pull back the wheel well liner. Need to remove bumper to do the DRL's.

    Here are my before and after of the fogs. Hoen H11 xenonmatch bulbs




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

    Awesome. I'm doing his shortly.

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