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    Waiting to see how these come out!

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    Re: Platinum LED Headlamps

    Getting this done around noon ... hopefully by 1pm they shall be plugged and playing.
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    Re: Platinum LED Headlamps

    Not going to happen today.

    The socket is completely different with the led one being bigger and having more contact prongs. Swapping harnesses is more involved that I originally estimated as it looks like the fuse box frame has to be disassembled. Not something I want to tackle without the safety net of a dealer's shop.

    Ugh!

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    Just made an appointment for the dealership to deal with it Monday morning.
    A more expensive approach but the only one I can think of at this juncture.
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    Re: Platinum LED Headlamps

    I've been searching without luck to find a thread where someone has done this swap successfully ... do any of the forum elder know if and where there is one?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Platinum LED Headlamps

    Indeed.

    My worry here is that the dealer won't want to do it even if I hand them all the parts. They're good at a lot of things but taking chances and thinking out of the box aren't two of them ... it's actually understandable to some degree. But Jim Coleman Cadillac is has by far the best service center in my region, exponentially superior to all the others in customer service and aptitude, so I'm hoping they'll figure it out.

    If they won't tackle it then I'm left with a choice. Try to find someone qualified who can make an adaptor for me so I can connect them to my existing harness, or give up on the whole thing and return them.

    We'll see how it goes Monday ...
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    Man, I'll do it, but its gonna take some time.

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    Re: Platinum LED Headlamps

    Hi Chris,

    Let me see what happens Monday.

    I'm assuming an adaptor would involve getting lead wires and a male end of an HID harness to plug the female end of my my stock one into, and the female end with lead wires of the LED harness to plug into male end of the led head lamps. Then solder the two sets of signal wires like for like no?

    Here's the thing that had us confused yesterday. If I remember correctly the HID is an eight prong harness which uses six prongs and two are empty. The LED harness is a twelve prong harness with eight prongs used and four empty. Basically there are more prongs in the LED harness than the HID one. So I'm not sure how that will work if one tries to make an adaptor.
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    Re: Platinum LED Headlamps

    Okay so so far so god, the dealer has agreed to give it a go. He's going to yank the HID harness from under the fuse box, plug in the led one, run it above the engine, plug in the lamps, and check that everything works as it should. If as we suspect it does, he'll do the full swap.

    If no hickups manifest, it should be done by end of today or tomorrow at the latest.

    Fingers crossed.
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    Re: Platinum LED Headlamps

    I wish there were pictures involved with this process. I also would like to do the swap, just don't want to pay the dealer. I am more of a DIY person. Just need the details.

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    Re: Platinum LED Headlamps

    Quote Originally Posted by mycaddi408 View Post
    I wish there were pictures involved with this process. I also would like to do the swap, just don't want to pay the dealer. I am more of a DIY person. Just need the details.




    J/K ... I'm sorry, since I'm not there documenting it I can't take pics ... however, if they manage to make it work, i will ask for a detailed description of the process and of course, will pass it on.
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    Re: Platinum LED Headlamps

    I love the platinum headlights. Im thinking about converting my 2009 Yukon Denali Hybrid to the Escalade Platinum front end. I have the the bumper, both grills, side vents, but I need the lights. I am not sure from where I should get the lights. But, we are soon buying a 2014 Cadillac Escalade and converting it in to a stretch limo. We currently offer party buses in Sacramento which have slightly more room than the Cadillac limo. To rent Party Bus in Sacramento visit our site at http://www.limousine-sacramento.com/...-party-bus.php or call Empire Limousine Sacramento at 916-444-3344.

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    Re: Platinum LED Headlamps

    That was a weak pitch

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    Re: Platinum LED Headlamps

    Quick update ... there's good news and bad news ...

    Everything works except, for some reason, the DRLs.

    The head mechanic is going to pull some schematics out this evening and try to figure out why, cause there's really no reason for it. He'll call me tomorrow morning to let me know if he's come up with a fix.

    I mean it's not a huge deal, I can live without DRLs ... but at the amount of $ these things cost I'd prefer them to work as they should.

    Anyhoot the truck is there overnight.

    Tbc ....
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    Re: Platinum LED Headlamps

    Another update ...

    So I just got off the phone with the head tech at this dealership. He went over the schematics and apparently there's a circuit needed for the led drls missing on the hid car side, he thinks he's figured out a way to wire it to make it work. He tells me I should be good to go by this evening.

    I'll let you know what happens.
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