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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Not sure what they're actually called, but the LED light strip in the front grill and the side lamps aren't ...
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    Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help...

    Not sure what they're actually called, but the LED light strip in the front grill and the side lamps aren't working on my 09 V. Any thoughts? Is there a separate switch for these? Possibly a relay? Any ideas? Thanks

    Shawn

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    Re: Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help...

    As far as I know, there aren't any LED's in the front grill.

    As for the side lamps, you don't have that gentle purple glow along the very side going from the bottom up?

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    Re: Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help...

    I believe he is talking about the vertical light bars inside the headlights. They are part of the parking lights. If you have the owners Manual check for fuse location for the parking lights.

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    Re: Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help...

    I'm talking about the lights that illuminate the front grill and the side lamps that emit the purple color. All thee other lights work normal. I can't find anything in the owners manual about these specific lights.

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    Re: Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help...

    Quote Originally Posted by sbenso View Post
    I'm talking about the lights that illuminate the front grill and the side lamps that emit the purple color. All thee other lights work normal. I can't find anything in the owners manual about these specific lights.
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    Re: Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help...

    You mean the fog lights and the LED light pipes. On the left hand stalk (used for turn signals), rotate the second switch in forward and backward. Your lights will turn on and off.
    As far as you upper/lower center grilles, no CTS ever came with lights in there.

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    If you've got lights in your grille that's news to me.

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    Re: Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help...

    ok, here are the pics of the 2 areas I'm talking about. I have seen other V's with these lights. Is it not stock on the V's? They are wired together.
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    Whoa those aren't working? Dude you have to take it to the dealer; something is really wrong!

    (jk, whatever you saw was definitely an aftermarket install, there are no lights behind the grills from the factory)

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    Re: Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help...

    Quote Originally Posted by sbenso View Post
    ok, here are the pics of the 2 areas I'm talking about. I have seen other V's with these lights. Is it not stock on the V's? They are wired together.

    well in that case- there are no lights there

    its much clearer now that a picture was posted

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    Re: Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help...

    That is definetly aftermarket. I would guess they were possibly added at Lund Cadillac in Scottsdale, as I've seen them installed on numerous used V's they have for sale.

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    Re: Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help...

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    Re: Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post

    Mwhahaha

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    Re: Night LED lights behind grill and side lamps aren't working, help...

    I did get it at Lund Cadillac. I'll call them to see what info they can give me. Thanks guys.

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    Is this for real?

    It's a $70K luxury car...

    Maybe this 'mod' will be in FnF 7.

    Let it dysfunction...please....

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