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    Re: Replacing ATS headlights contrary to popular belief!

    i think there are some HD kits that have resistors in the balast but not the ones we bought from DDM. The resostors are only $10 so no biggy

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    Re: Replacing ATS headlights contrary to popular belief!

    They came out to about $22 since I had to pay for separate S&H... We are talking about $40k cars though

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    Re: Replacing ATS headlights contrary to popular belief!

    I am new here (also the first time Cadillac owner) and this is my first post . I've ordered kits before for VW, some were directly plug-in and that's it, few others required splicing wires and were total pain in the a** (all ordered from DDM). Now three questions for you...
    1. Is it just plug the ballast into original wiring (that goes to the bulb)?
    2. Is there any way to hide the ballast within the housing?
    3. Resistors (anti-flicker? or anti-light-out warning?).

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    Re: Replacing ATS headlights contrary to popular belief!

    Quote Originally Posted by Supersonnic View Post
    I am new here (also the first time Cadillac owner) and this is my first post . I've ordered kits before for VW, some were directly plug-in and that's it, few others required splicing wires and were total pain in the a** (all ordered from DDM). Now three questions for you...
    1. Is it just plug the ballast into original wiring (that goes to the bulb)?
    2. Is there any way to hide the ballast within the housing?
    3. Resistors (anti-flicker? or anti-light-out warning?).
    This sticky thread may answer some of your questions: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...how-h-i-d.html

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    Re: Replacing ATS headlights contrary to popular belief!

    Link to the reverse lights? I copy pasted what you posted and it came up with lots of 20 little leds...?

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    Re: Replacing ATS headlights contrary to popular belief!

    I purchased a set of 9006 ultra white (non-HID) bulbs and they didn't fit in the headlight housing. When you compare the two bulbs, the 3 tabs along the base of the bulbs seem to be different sizes/angles. Anyone else have this problem?

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    Re: Replacing ATS headlights contrary to popular belief!

    nope^ my HIDS are 9006 and they fit perfectly

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    Re: Replacing ATS headlights contrary to popular belief!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo Supremo View Post
    nope^ my HIDS are 9006 and they fit perfectly
    Only 2 of the 3 tabs on the 9006 bulb seemed to fit in the headlight housing. When I compared the two bulbs, one of the side tabs was wider than on the 9006, so I trimmed about 3mm off with a Dremel tool. It finally fit perfectly.

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