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    Re: HID & LED Headlights

    That's a very nice upgrade!

    Can you tell the likelihood of the LEDs rubbing paint off the edge of the hood? Hopefully when latched the hood can't move side to side over bumps.

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    Re: HID & LED Headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    That's a very nice upgrade!

    Can you tell the likelihood of the LEDs rubbing paint off the edge of the hood? Hopefully when latched the hood can't move side to side over bumps.
    a little strip of clear bra should fix that

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    Re: HID & LED Headlights

    The strip is encased in a very soft rubber for weatherproofing so I don't think I'll have any issues with the paint. Good looking out tho!

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    Oh wow...I think I'm sold. This actually looks awesome. I'm doing this. Post a link to the led you bought.

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    Re: HID & LED Headlights

    The link is below. You'll need 2 of these, one for each headlight. You should also grab a bunch of the connectors they offer for .40c. I went with the natural white but you can get them in other colors. You'll cut them to fit where indicated on the strip and seal the end with a drop of some clear weatherproof caulk. I actually wired mine together and ran the connecting wire through the foam weatherstrip above the engine, just below the windshield (it's hollow). I used butt connectors to wire them to my small parking lights on the bumper next to the wheel (the small orange ones). I accessed the wires by simply taking out 3 of the screws that hold the fabric in the wheel well and pulling it back, I didnt need to remove the fabric completely or take the wheel off, it was actually much easier than I expected. The led's don't come with tape on the back so you'll need to buy a roll of the good (thin) 3m double sided tape to attach to the side of the headlamp. It's tight between the headlamp and bumper so I didn't use tape there, just wedged it in so it was flush with the headlight. Hit me up with any questions, I'll be glad to help. It's actually a really easy install that pretty much anyone should be able to pull off...

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...ght-strip/102/
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    Re: HID & LED Headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by arrachtas View Post
    The link is below. You'll need 2 of these, one for each headlight. You should also grab a bunch of the connectors they offer for .40c. I went with the natural white but you can get them in other colors. You'll cut them to fit where indicated on the strip and seal the end with a drop of some clear weatherproof caulk. I actually wired mine together and ran the connecting wire through the foam weatherstrip above the engine, just below the windshield (it's hollow). I used butt connectors to wire them to my small parking lights on the bumper next to the wheel (the small orange ones). I accessed the wires by simply taking out 3 of the screws that hold the fabric in the wheel well and pulling it back, I didnt need to remove the fabric completely or take the wheel off, it was actually much easier than I expected. The led's don't come with tape on the back so you'll need to buy a roll of the good (thin) 3m double sided tape to attach to the side of the headlamp. It's tight between the headlamp and bumper so I didn't use tape there, just wedged it in so it was flush with the headlight. Hit me up with any questions, I'll be glad to help. It's actually a really easy install that pretty much anyone should be able to pull off...

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...ght-strip/102/
    I think we have a winner for best ATS DIY mod of the year!

    And Cadillac should kiss you because a lot of people who were angry when they found out after the sale that their ATS didn't have LEDs will be putting down their torches and pitchforks.

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    Re: HID & LED Headlights

    Anyone in SOCAL doing this let me know, i'd like to have you do this for me or at minimum help, name your price..... beer, money or combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by pissedoffwookiee View Post
    Anyone in SOCAL doing this let me know, i'd like to have you do this for me or at minimum help, name your price..... beer, money or combo
    What part of so cal you in?

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    Re: HID & LED Headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by donavo View Post
    What part of so cal you in?
    north San Diego

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    Re: HID & LED Headlights

    jst installed my LED DRLs today
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    Re: HID & LED Headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by romanats View Post
    jst installed my LED DRLs today
    looks clean... which fog lights did you use?

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    Re: HID & LED Headlights

    Has anyone tried this company?

    The Retrofit Source

    what do you think?

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    My wife got into a accident and totally the front of my car ... .. Shit happens... Will OEM HID light fit? .. Meaning wiring harness etc.. I have a standard ATS..

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    Re: HID & LED Headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    I think we have a winner for best ATS DIY mod of the year!

    And Cadillac should kiss you because a lot of people who were angry when they found out after the sale that their ATS didn't have LEDs will be putting down their torches and pitchforks.
    they look alright, but still not as awesome as OEM, i've never been a fan of those stick on strips... I'd really have to see these in person.

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