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    Electroluminescient Cadillac crests on '93 Sedan DeVille sail panels

    Anyone know anything about getting these electroluminescient lights to work? My '93 has them, and I didn't know this until the one on the driver's side came on one night. The passenger side crest doesn't seem to work at all. Do these lights have bulbs, or what, and how do you get to them to replace them?

    I'm not talking about opera lamps between front and rear doors, where you would typically see these, but the actual Cadillac crest, located on the sail panel behind the rear door, illuminates when the exterior lights are on. It is wildly cool, and I'd like to get both of these working consistently. Any ideas?

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    Re: Electroluminescient Cadillac crests on '93 Sedan DeVille sail panels

    Quote Originally Posted by amunderdog View Post
    Thanks for the link to the existing discussion on this. I don't have a paid membership, so I couldn't post a pic of this crest at night, but it looks like the one posted on the other discussion. My car has the gold package and the padded vinyl roof, and is not a Sixty Special. I have a '93 Cadillac brochure, which does describe this feature, but only on the Sixty Special portion of the brochure. After looking at the parts Id tag on the spare tire cover, I did research and found that they were listed as C93 (Exterior Opera Lamps) on the spare tire cover. Apparently only 6,720 of the 125,951 Sedan DeVilles had this option on the car, however, it's not listed on the original window sticker, which I have. This is why I never knew about this special feature until one night, I happened to get out of the car and the driver's side crest was glowing. I took a picture of it with my phone, but haven't downloaded it to the desk top computer yet. It really looks awesome though, and very classy.

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    You don't have to be a supporting member to post pics, just upload pictures to photobucket, and post the IMG code here.

    I have a gold NOS set of these, still haven't installed them though.

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    Re: Electroluminescient Cadillac crests on '93 Sedan DeVille sail panels

    Do you have pictures of the uninstalled set? How do they install?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    You don't have to be a supporting member to post pics, just upload pictures to photobucket, and post the IMG code here.

    I have a gold NOS set of these, still haven't installed them though.

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    I don't have a picture, and they're packed away right now.

    There's a cylindrical portion cehind the crest that passes through the body of the car, the electrical connector is at the end of it.

    There are two versions, one for non vinyl roof cars, that attaches with double sided tape, and one for vinyl top cars, that uses posts and small nuts.

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    Re: Electroluminescient Cadillac crests on '93 Sedan DeVille sail panels

    Good info. Since mine has the vinyl roof, I would have to access these through the interior sail panel, I'd guess. I just finished talking with a Cadillac dealer nearby, and they are discontinued parts now--of course. However, I loaded the picture of it into my Flickr account. Go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrau1961/

    The photo is in the 1993 Cadillac Sedan DeVille set

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    I don't have a picture, and they're packed away right now.

    There's a cylindrical portion cehind the crest that passes through the body of the car, the electrical connector is at the end of it.

    There are two versions, one for non vinyl roof cars, that attaches with double sided tape, and one for vinyl top cars, that uses posts and small nuts.

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    That's one of the best color combos those cars were available in. VERY nice car.

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    Re: Electroluminescient Cadillac crests on '93 Sedan DeVille sail panels

    Thanks! I certainly love the car. Through my research, I found out that less than 4% (4,814 of 125,951) of the '93 Sedan DeVilles were painted in that color combination, and only 414 out of 4,814 had the padded vinyl roof, and only 513 out of 4,814 had the velour interior. What's surprising is that it has over 140,000 miles on it and everything, except those electroluminescent crests, works on this car. I was pretty psyched when I found that out, cause I kinda knew that this color combination was pretty rare. I take it to car shows almost every weekend, and get lots of compliments on it. Eventually, I will have everything original on it. The battery is not a Delco battery, and 2 of the tires are not Michelin X whitewall radials, which were the standard tire for this car. Apparently, Michelin no longer makes a whitewall tire, so when I have to replace the tires, I'll have to go to another brand for the whitewall. Other than that, everything is original to the car.

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    That's one of the best color combos those cars were available in. VERY nice car.

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