: Need help finding opera lights!

11-22-04, 08:16 AM
I've had no luck finding opera lights for my 1989 Fleetwood Brougham. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

DopeStar 156
11-22-04, 10:53 AM
Where're you located? If you can make a trip to northern NJ I know of a "Caddy Graveyard." I got a working set there.

11-24-04, 10:04 AM
I wouldn't go there but would appreciate the business name, address, email, and/or telephone number.

DopeStar 156
11-24-04, 02:03 PM
Colombia Too Salvage, Rte. 57 Washington, NJ, 908-689-3030. Happy trails.

11-25-04, 04:09 PM
Thanks! I'll try them.

11-29-04, 09:29 PM
Does anyone know how the opera lamps are attached? I've got a parts car as a donor,(90 Brougham) but I don't know how to take them off. I don't want to break anything . Any help appreciated - Thanks!

DopeStar 156
11-30-04, 12:57 AM
No idea how they work on the 90-92. They're set up differently than the 80-89 but your answer most likely lies behind the B Pillar. Take that off from the inside and poke around.

11-30-04, 01:16 AM
I'll be tied up for the next few days because I have a deadline to finish some writing. Then, I'll call the dealer who will be doing the work on my car to find out if they would want your set. They did locate a new left one from another dealer but can't locate the right. So, if a used set is okay, maybe I can buy yours. Any idea of price? Are you sure they work?

Some of us have been talking about this and can't understand why they can't just rewire the ones already on the vehicle because they appear to be in perfect condition.

DopeStar 156
11-30-04, 01:04 PM
The 90-92 opera lights won't fit on the 80-89 body. The 90-92 ones are a solid chrome pillar with the light inset into the chrome while on the 80-89 it's just a light placed into the vinyl top.

12-02-04, 05:29 AM
I was willing to ask the dealer if they were interchangeable because Cadillac switched things back and forth over the years. I had an '87 Fleetwood Brougham, but those opera lights were also different from the '89. They were set higher and were larger than those on the '89.

I swear that this '89 has a larger engine although it's supposed to be the same Oldsmobile engine that was in the '87. Know anything about that?

12-02-04, 05:19 PM
It should have the same engine. THey didn't change anything until the 90s ones.

12-03-04, 02:39 AM
:yup: Yeah, I just looked it up and both the 1987 and 1989 have a V8-307 5.0L. This one just seems louder or something.

DopeStar 156
12-03-04, 09:54 AM
Maybe you have a wider exhaust system on there than the 87. My 89 is loud too, I always hear that cool chugging sound it makes.

Barry Clark
12-04-04, 09:35 PM
After an exhaustive search, I am just gonna work on retro-fitting a servicable socket and bulb into the opera lights.

02-19-05, 07:07 PM
Just moved into Mansfield about a year ago, Gonna have to check this place out and it's only less than 5 miles from my house :-)

DopeStar 156
02-20-05, 12:55 AM
Just moved into Mansfield about a year ago, Gonna have to check this place out and it's only less than 5 miles from my house :-)
Nice! I live near Hackettstown, I'm like 20 minutes away from you.

02-20-05, 09:02 AM
hello, Has anyone tryed to fit a LEDlist in those opera lights. I have no idea if it would work but it seams to me that the opera lights is not very reliable, and hard to find and replace. I did not know that those things on the B-pillar were suposed to glow on the 87 brougham before i find it out by reading about it in this forum. in my 76 FWB is it a basic bulb in the opera lights and it is on the C-pillar. / jolle

DopeStar 156
02-20-05, 10:16 PM
If you could get them to work I'd love to hear how.

02-20-05, 10:26 PM
Strange thing, mine didn't work on my 90 Brougham when I bought the car, but then I used the Twilight Sentinal for the first time about a week ago, and they've worked ever since. Sure do look pretty at night. Not really sure why they worked after the sentinal, the wiring on her is completely untouched.