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Cadillac ATS Technical Discussion Forum Discussion, Headlights in Cadillac ATS Discussion Forums; Originally Posted by blue_skies Katie, thanks for noticing this. This has been a recurring topic, and many have complained in ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_skies View Post

    Katie, thanks for noticing this. This has been a recurring topic, and many have complained in similar tone. There is also a thread about suggested changes, which particular points to HID and MRC being user selectable options, like CUE, and not packaged options.

    Fwiw, HID should be included in all variants of a luxury car, imo.
    No luxury car maker has HIDs on all models, all the time...

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    Re: Headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    No luxury car maker has HIDs on all models, all the time...
    That's why there is a 'no-thrills' 'base' model.

    If you call an uplevel model "Luxury" it should have it.

    Or be at least optional ...

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    Re: Headlights

    I agree, buying a Luxury Trim Level implies not paying for crappy headlights, these are really bad, even my kids notice the difference from the Xenons we had previously.

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    Re: Headlights

    I'm pretty disappointed with the power of my headlights too. Seams like the old fashioned sealed beam halogens were better. I find myself hitting the brights on city streets when able to see where I'm going. The thing is, there is so much to love about the car for cadillac to miss some of these details.

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    Re: Headlights

    I believe the non-HID lights are projector type which in theory may mean its practical to swap out the bulbs for aftermarket HID components. Its dangerous and irresponsible to do that with conventional reflector halogen lights but sometimes can with projectors. If these don't fall into that category don't jump on me. I haven't even got my car yet and haven't researched it. I realize it would still technically be illegal but may not cause any of the problems those laws were passed to prevent.

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    Re: Headlights

    I'm just glad so many of you aren't blinding me at night with your HIDs and your fog lights on when it's perfectly clear and the street lights are on. At least with the ATS, the lights look very cool when they're not in your eyes, unlike 99% of the other bozos with their fogs on.

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    Re: Headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by ral1960 View Post
    I'm just glad so many of you aren't blinding me at night with your HIDs and your fog lights on when it's perfectly clear and the street lights are on. At least with the ATS, the lights look very cool when they're not in your eyes, unlike 99% of the other bozos with their fogs on.
    You do realize that since there are more than 100 bozos in the world, NONE of them will think you are talking about them.

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    Re: Headlights

    Has anyone tried to install fog lights on their ATS?

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    Re: Headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by rocco11189 View Post
    Has anyone tried to install fog lights on their ATS?
    I think blue_skies did HID & fog light installation. See this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danscrim

    I think blue_skies did HID & fog light installation. See this thread.
    I think he is talking a traditional fog light. LEDs don't really function like a fog light...

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    Re: Headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by Its an ATS View Post
    I think he is talking a traditional fog light. LEDs don't really function like a fog light...
    That is correct. Once you put in the HID, you won't need any fog lights, they are that bright.

    The LEDs are just there to have a DRL option without turning on the HID.

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    Re: Headlights

    Is there a wiring harness there for the stock fog lights to be put in if we wanted? Blue_Skies how did you connect your current LED fogs? I PM'd you awhile ago but the inbox was full so I was never able to receive the message.

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