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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014 Discussion, platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009) in Cadillac Escalade Forums; went to dealer to see about switching my front headlight out to platinum edition and of course they couldnt figuire ...
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    platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    went to dealer to see about switching my front headlight out to platinum edition and of course they couldnt figuire out if it would work...is this upgrade worth doing for better lighting not...never have seen platinum light lit up before

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    I've been looking at doing the same. From what I can find it will fit without issue but there is a required adapter plug which adds to the already high cost. The other thing I found (can't remember where) is that although they are good, the light levels are not as high as the normal HID lights on the current Escalades. Not sure how much difference, the article didn't state. I like the idea that I wouldn't have a mix of incandescent and HID lighting in the front. My other thought, and much less expensive, is to simply do a LED swap on all the front incandescent lamps. Matchn_Toyz has done a lot of great work in this area.

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    yeah i saw that...i have the custom auto guy looking into both ways as far as money and output...i have never seen platinum lights on ever so dont really know what the look like..ill keep you posted and if you find anything else let me know..

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    If you want some idea on their look (and if you really want a set) here is a pair available on ebay. They are listed as new and include the adapter plug. I've considered them, not sure the look is something I really like (and then there is the cost).

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2009-...Q5fAccessories

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    I put the Platinum front end on mine b/c my wife hit an audi at 7MPH. I didn't do the LEDs, just kept the xenon's. so in theory it should work fine. Why not do the Platinum grille too? The parts costs was like $150 less than the orig front end too!

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    yeah forget it...to much money..dropping in leds and calling it a day

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    To be honest, I compared my xenons to the platinum led's at work, and my xenons seemed brighter.

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    mathan how much did it cost to switch over to the platinum front end? Do you have pics? I heard you have to do alot more things that just replacing the front end?

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    @ES132, I had Gerber auto collision do it. It took over 3 wks to get the parts and yes there is some mods due to the platinum grille is 2 inches wider so the under wheel rubber plating doesn't quite fit. Attached are some pics of it right before I had the black skid plate put on. we love it. I think insurance cut a check for 2,100 after my 500 deductible.
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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    how about pics with lights on..night would be the best..so we can see all the lights on and how they work..there are 7 lights , cant imagine what ones come on with each other

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    I was told that the Computer would have to be "flashed"......I spoke with the guy on EBAY who had those lights for sale. He was all about " oh yeah they will work".....I researched with the manufacturer. I actually spoke on the telephone with the engineer that helped design the product. The answer is that they will not work right out of the box. There is a lot to do with the computer and wiring to get them to work.....

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    Capnjohn is right about this one. Check this link for detailed info.

    http://www.sandyblogs.com/techlink/2009/03/

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    Its too bad there not interchangeable...i hope one day someone come out with a conversion kit for the headlights becasue i really like its look..almost looks like spider eyes or somthing...and i have an 07 ext and there is no platnium EXT...

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    You may be all right with a 2009 and later model to do the conversion in a plug and play manner with the appropriate front harness but I still recommend doing a wiring harness/diagram pin out check and verifying BCM programming is the same between Platinum/non-Platinum headlights. See http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...uring-day.html for issues that can be expected on 2007 and 2008 conversions to Platinum headlights. They do look distinctive at night but don't put out quite as much light as HID's but it is only slightly. With my old eyes I think the pattern/temperature of the LED's makes it easier for me to see with less eye strain over long periods of night driving in the 2007 with Platinum lights versus my 2008 with HID....or it could be just my wishful justification of the ridiculous cost.

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    Re: platinum series front headlights fit on a normal escalade(2009)

    Waterking , I 'm thinking you enjoyed solving the puzzle more than the lights themselves . Not to derail this thread but how is the magnetic ride coming along ?

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