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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, HID fogs in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Just bought an HID kit for the H11 fog light bulbs, anyone have any tips or tricks to installing these ...
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    HID fogs

    Just bought an HID kit for the H11 fog light bulbs, anyone have any tips or tricks to installing these before I dive right in? Does the bumper need to come off?

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    Easy install. No need to pull the bumper. Drop the panel behind the fog and a lil access from the wheel well. Good luck!

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    Re: HID fogs

    Take the wheel off, take the wheel liner off. Nice "shelf" above the fog housing where you can two side tape the ballast above.
    I took some pictures, let me see if I can find them tonight.

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    Pictures would be awesome, thanks.

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    Re: HID fogs

    what a coincidence, i have a spare set of h11's 8k (ddm) from my navigator fogs. and i thought they'd just collect dust on the shelf. =] subscribed.

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    Haha I just picked up a kit with 6k bulbs I'll probably do the install tomorrow after work.

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    Re: HID fogs

    6K and 8K are pretty blue.

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    What's the stock headlight bulbs output?

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    Re: HID fogs

    i would say its in the 4k spectrum.(stock bulbs) i think d3 sells a full kit. just find out what bulb size and order them from ddm too. i'm sure it's a lot cheaper than d3's kit.

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    I figured it was high 4s, 6k was the smallest one he had, I can always change out the bulb if I decide it's too blue, I had 8500k on the Acura TL I owned before my V and those were pretty blue, I think 6k will look alright.

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    Re: HID fogs

    i like the blue vs the pale white spectrum of american stock bulb vehicles. the blue spectrum looks much more high end.(euro) the only draw back is the piping lights on the sides. i dont think there is a conversion for those yet.

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    Re: HID fogs

    8K is ricer blue, and I wouldn't be surprised if it puts out less lumens than the halogens in the fogs now.

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    Re: HID fogs

    Got the kit from D3 on ebay they are the same color as headlights. Look right together

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    What's the output on the d3 kit?

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    Re: HID fogs

    The 8k certainly will yield less usable light than the 6k and then than the 5k...and the 8k from ddm is not BLUE, but it's a little ricey, although if you do the 55w ballasts it tends to whiten it a bit for whatever reason.

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