: Headlight Conversions



D_Lac
08-26-10, 01:38 PM
Does anyone know if the 08 model CTS' headlamps will fit in the STS? Or if there are conversions kits to switch them over to BMW headlamps?

STS4
08-26-10, 04:20 PM
No , they arent even close to being the same shape. Though with enough money anything is possible.

galaxy1000
08-27-10, 08:22 PM
I just ordered an HID kit from kdcarstuff.com. They are the same people as xenondepot.com, I spoke in length with them and they seemed pretty straight. I thought that for $199 it was worth it to upgrade. Has anyone else done this? I also think they have kits for the 2007, mine is an 09.

I'll post after they are installed if there are no reviews.

galaxy1000
09-01-10, 10:57 PM
The install was performed today. My installer was impressed with the quality of the kit I purchased, he is very experienced installing these kits and remarked it was one of the best he has seen. He also remarked that the 3 year warranty was indicative of a quality unit.

I also received an education between the gentleman at xenondepot.com and my installer as to the color of the lights. I had wanted a factory white color and was advised to buy the 4300 series color. My installer told me that it would have a hint of yellow in it but they look white to me. I guess the 6000 series is a little more blue and is what the Nissan's look like from the factory.

Now to the install; We had to remove the bumper cover to access the headlamps

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68035

Then it was pretty much plug and play other than needing to drill an access hole for the wires which we sealed with foam and melted glue
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68038

Then it was simply time to enjoy
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68036http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68037
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68039

The cost of the kit was $199 and I gave my buddies kid $100 for the install (he does this professionally for a radio shop), I am very satisfied with the product.

galaxy1000
09-01-10, 10:58 PM
The install was performed today. My installer was impressed with the quality of the kit I purchased, he is very experienced installing these kits and remarked it was one of the best he has seen. He also remarked that the 3 year warranty was indicative of a quality unit.

I also received an education between the gentleman at xenondepot.com and my installer as to the color of the lights. I had wanted a factory white color and was advised to buy the 4300 series color. My installer told me that it would have a hint of yellow in it but they look white to me. I guess the 6000 series is a little more blue and is what the Nissan's look like from the factory.

Now to the install; We had to remove the bumper cover to access the headlamps

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68035

Then it was pretty much plug and play other than needing to drill an access hole for the wires which we sealed with foam and melted glue
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68038

Then it was simply time to enjoy
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68036http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68037
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68039

The cost of the kit was $199 and I gave my buddies kid $100 for the install (he does this professionally for a radio shop), I am very satisfied with the product.

kschwed
09-02-10, 12:13 AM
Looks good. I did the 4300k conversion in my 06. I cant see any yellow either.

D_Lac
09-14-10, 11:34 AM
Hmmm the CTS lights won't fit huh, what a shame that would look good has anyone tried it? I alread have a HD kit in it looks cool but the CTS light housing it self looks cool on the STS it would look really good.