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    Well I have a 2000 Cadillac Catera , but it has the stock hella halogen headlights. I know there was an option to get xenon on the car, and I was wondering if there are any places that sell OEM's or have them off a junker etc... this ofcourse would be complete with the transformers needed to run the things. ANY ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: Catera HID

    I wasn't aware you could get HID on a Catera. But anyway, I have a 2002 STS that came with halogen, but HID was a factory option on that car. I found the parts used to convert mine on E-Bay. It took several months to find everything as there aren't that many on there and they get snatched up fast. That's the only advice I can offer you. But whatever you do, don't buy an aftermarket HID conversion kit. I found out the hard way that it's a bad idea. Good luck.

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    Wow, me is surprised. Im aware of just about every HID optioned vehicle that hits our shores or is built here but ive NEVER seen a Catera with HIDs, thats pretty cool though. Then again it could be because well... im seeing less and less Cateras as it is. Although a couple Ive seen do have some cool LED turn signals... but eh.. I digress, definitely go Ebay for headlights!

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    Re: Catera HID

    i was aware of those ideas... i just wanted not to tear in my headlights and end up having them un-useable ... etc etc...

    Plus, parts for this car are so rare , even for ebay!!

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    Re: Catera HID

    My 2000 catera has HIDs. I very rarely see my exact model of catera. Its the sport package that has the HIDs, spoiler, sport rims and suspension, and the interior is different.

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    Re: Catera HID

    Quote Originally Posted by agsmooth
    My 2000 catera has HIDs. I very rarely see my exact model of catera. Its the sport package that has the HIDs, spoiler, sport rims and suspension, and the interior is different.
    yeah not too popular around here either

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    Re: Catera HID

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottM6193
    I wasn't aware you could get HID on a Catera. But anyway, I have a 2002 STS that came with halogen, but HID was a factory option on that car. I found the parts used to convert mine on E-Bay. It took several months to find everything as there aren't that many on there and they get snatched up fast. That's the only advice I can offer you. But whatever you do, don't buy an aftermarket HID conversion kit. I found out the hard way that it's a bad idea. Good luck.
    Do you know if you can do just the opposite? I have a 2001 STS with HID and I'm wondering if the "regular" bulbs would fit into my existing housing. I understand that I would have to rewire it but... I need a new ballast. PRICEY!! She is out of warranty by miles and I'm the second owner. I know better, as a former Cadillac service employee, to by a Certified Caddy but the deal was sooooo good. Any help would be great. Thanks, Dave

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    HID's were offered on the Catera for 2000-2001. Big bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillaction
    Do you know if you can do just the opposite? I have a 2001 STS with HID and I'm wondering if the "regular" bulbs would fit into my existing housing. I understand that I would have to rewire it but... I need a new ballast. PRICEY!! She is out of warranty by miles and I'm the second owner. I know better, as a former Cadillac service employee, to by a Certified Caddy but the deal was sooooo good. Any help would be great. Thanks, Dave
    In your case youd be better off to purchase the stock Halogen housings and bulbs from Ebay. Im sure you could get Halogen bulbs to stay in there somehow, but eh... just not worth it unless you do it right. I would imagine you could probably pick up both sides WITH bulbs for less than 200.00 on a good day. For the love of all that is Holy DO NOT just do one side, sooo many Lincoln Mark VIII owners do this (but their setups are REEEAAALLLY expensive to replace) and it looks G-H-E-T-T-O. Just find the ballast at a junkyard or ebay man, dont lose your HID lights, too many people wish they had them and would cringe to hear someone took them out purposely.

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    Re: Catera HID

    I have a question that i need help on! I have a 98 catera and i want to know if the 2000-01 headlight unit would fit in my housing....b/c i want the projection headlights... ps. i have the hid conversion kit on m,y 97 and it looks great... and what r the led turning signal that was mention earlier in here

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    Re: Catera HID

    What is the exact ballast that you have, show me a picture, give me details. I may have a resource.

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    Re: Catera HID

    It uses H7 for regular halogen, that is all i know... not sure for HID which is one of the problems i have with trying to find any info about what parts are. I just emailed a company about it and ill tell you guys the results.

    Raheinm, on the 2000 up, the catera has re-designed tail lights that use LED's for turn signals (and stop lights?). As for the new designs headlights working, its hard to tell how much they changed the front design of the catera.

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    Re: Catera HID

    How do you know if you have the HID or regular headlights? Mine look to be the HID's to me, but what is the distinguishing factor to seperate the two?

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    Re: Catera HID

    They look like they have "eyes"... almost like the projectors on BMW's, cept they are internal and set back farther. You should notice if the light is a different colour and is brighter than most cars on the road lol.

    Here are two samples, one HID and the other isnt.. you should be able to tell.

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    Arrow Re: Catera HID

    Hid: http://cadillacforums.com/forums/att...tid=1810&stc=1

    Regular Halogen Projection: http://cadillacforums.com/forums/att...tid=1811&stc=1
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