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    2006 DTS Headlight upgrade suggestions?

    Hello I am brand new to the Forum so please be nice! I own a 2006 DTS that I bought pre-owned, and I am experiencing the "headlight flicker", mainly the left one goes out and the right one stays on, sometimes they both go out and every once in a while the left will stay on and the right will go out. I am assuming the ballasts are failing, and would like to know if there is an aftermarket Plug-N-Play bulb ballast combo that people are using with good results? Thanks in advance for your help... or if you need to direct me to a thread that has alredy answered this question that would be ok too!

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    Re: 2006 DTS Headlight upgrade suggestions?

    I do not know of an aftermarket "KIT" for the DTS...
    A lot of us have had the flickering, bulb going out, problem.

    Some of the guys have replaced the bulbs and fixed the problem...
    Some of us, myself included, have replaced the ballasts and fixed the problem.

    There is a TSB... issued in 2007 or 2008...to address the flickering lights problem.
    I am sorry ... I do no know the TSB number.

    The problem with a TSB is, it is not free to have done, after the car is no longer in warranty.

    The TSB should have been a recall, because it is safety related, but it isn't.

    Texas Jim

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    Re: 2006 DTS Headlight upgrade suggestions?

    Thanks Jim, I am wondering one thing... It looks like just as big of pain to change the bulb as the ballasts, if a guy was going to chang bulbs, would it be just as good idea to just change the ballasts at that time? or is there an "easy" headlight bulb change that I could try first without removing all of the fender panels and whatnot (i have been researching online so I apologize if my assumptions are incorrect).

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    Re: 2006 DTS Headlight upgrade suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by jerburk77 View Post
    Thanks Jim, I am wondering one thing... It looks like just as big of pain to change the bulb as the ballasts, if a guy was going to chang bulbs, would it be just as good idea to just change the ballasts at that time? or is there an "easy" headlight bulb change that I could try first without removing all of the fender panels and whatnot (i have been researching online so I apologize if my assumptions are incorrect).
    Someone... I am sorry I do not remember offhand "WHO"... recently posted a way to change them.
    I will see if I can find the thread and I will post back here...

    Since it "IS" a big PITA to do it... if "I" had to do it... I would really be tempted to replace EVERYTHING... both bulbs and both ballasts.
    Then I wouldn't have to go thru it all again later, if one of the other ones started messing up.

    But obliviously, that is gonna cost more than just replacing one.
    That will have to be your call on that.

    Texas Jim

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    Here is the link for replacing them...
    Phigment wrote a very nice "HOW TO" on doing it...

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-s-2006-a.html

    Texas Jim

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    Re: 2006 DTS Headlight upgrade suggestions?

    That's what i was looking for Jim! Thanks... I believe I am just going to replace everything and call it done. Any suggestions with direct replacement bulb and ballasts would be great

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    Re: 2006 DTS Headlight upgrade suggestions?

    If you're looking for OEM parts, Chris, on this forum, offers some pretty good prices for the do-it-yourselfers:


    Chris Heath (RippyPartsDept) is an ASE Certified GM Parts Consultant at
    Rippy is a Cadillac, Hummer, Saturn & Saab dealership - family owned and operated in Wilmington, NC since 1946
    We offer all forum members deals on parts and freight - e: parts@rippyautomotive.com ph: 800-RIPPY-22

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    Re: 2006 DTS Headlight upgrade suggestions?

    Thank you, I will definately give them a chance... I will pay a little more to help those who help, thanks again

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    Re: 2006 DTS Headlight upgrade suggestions?

    I had an awesome dealership fix mine for $1158.00. Worth it to have them repaired (for me at least)

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    i had the same issues on my 06 dts dealer had to replace both ballasts and bulbs
    under warranty. expensive but was under warranty

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    Re: 2006 DTS Headlight upgrade suggestions?

    It is a good feeling to find a dealership that you love, isn’t it? Glad that these repairs are getting fixed for you all. Enjoy your ride!
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