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Thread: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 DTS

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    phigment is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    Found this doing a google search:

    http://autolumination.com/194.htm

    That's for a 194 bulb which is pretty much the same as a 2825 dimension wise.


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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!! $562 for a pair of bulbs at the dealer and 3 hours worth of labor @ $90 an hour here in Wyoming. Went to the site on Amazon and got a pair of bulbs for $84. Followed your excellent instructions and I was completely successful. Saved me about $800 bucks. I'd buy you dinner and a few brews if you were out here. Thanks a lot for taking the time to put out the instructions. If I had been introduced to the engineer who designed that set up while I was halfway through the project, there would be a big blood spot on my garage floor now!!!!

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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    Im really glad you found it useful. That was my first "How to" anywhere on the net so Im glad I did it.

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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    Quote Originally Posted by ltdltc View Post
    Doesn't seem all that terrible.
    All that to change a bulb?

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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    What size jack stand did you use to keep your DTS propped? I'm getting a FSM for my birthday and am getting ready to replace all the fog lamps, cornering lights, and turn signals with LED bulbs.

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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    I use the 3 ton jack stands from walmart. They are about 30 bucks for the pair and do the job well.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Torin-Jack...-Pair/14560047

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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    Thanks. I needed the height because I've always gotten the wrong size jack stands. The Cadillac suspension seems to be so low to the ground I had to bu a professional low level jack just to be able get under the car and be able to jack the car high enough to change out wheels and such.

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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS


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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    I had the amber DTR lamp go out on my car. This lamp is also the front turn signal. It was the right side lamp that burnt out. I tried to get at this lamp from the top and I could probably get the bulb out but I was worried that I would not get it back in. I took the car to my dealer and they charged me $100.00 to swap in a new bulb. I wish I would have found this thread sooner. This design is not very good for the DIY types.

    383 LT1 SS

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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    Excellent write up. I replaced the parking lights with LEDS http://www.v-leds.com/Interior-LED-B...96345-1-2.html
    They look awesome and factory. Directions made this a simple swap

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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    Awesome write up, but i had a small problem.
    Did any of you have a problem with something that looks sorta like a bolt connected to the frame behind the light? You can't unscrew it, and it broke off. Would this cause any problems?

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    Can you take a picture of it? I still have mine apart and I might be able to help you since I know where a lot of the bolts go and do.

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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    Thank you for posting write up.

    I have a question: will any D1s bulb work? I usually buy parts from rockauto, however they list 3 part options, with a great range in prices.
    Any reason why I should pay for the more expensive ones? I am only replacing one side.

    2006 CADILLAC DTS 4.6L V8 : Electrical-Lamp & Socket : Headlamp Bulb Wiki Price Alternate
    WAGNER Part # D1S Halogen Capsules
    OE TYPE; Dual beam $60.10


    Part In Cart
    GE Part # D1S Standard Replacement
    Dual beam $80.87


    Add Part
    ACDELCO Part # 25735604
    BULB,HDLP 4 DOORS CAD$163.92

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    p.s. where did you order your headlight bulbs from?

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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    Everything worked like a champ! This was very helpful - THANK YOU!!!

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    Re: How to change headlight bulb(s) on a 2006 Cadillac DTS

    Very welcome.

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