: Door projectors



jlpz
03-13-13, 05:36 PM
I saw these door projectors that are mounted underneath the doors and
replace the factory courtesy lights. The auto tinting place nearby charges $100 per door.
I found them on E-you know where for $20 and it took me just under an hour to install.
They are nice solidly built aluminum body led projectors.


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Projectors with hole saw

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Door courtesy light

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Installed

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End result

reciprocity
03-13-13, 07:36 PM
Clever. How is the logo created? Does it come built into the light assembly?

jlpz
03-13-13, 10:34 PM
Yes, it is inside almost like a laser pointer, you can't see the logo by looking into the lens.
you can only see it projected when it's turned on.

HurstGN
03-14-13, 02:24 PM
That looks cool. Care to do a more detailed writeup? Do you just take out the original lights, hog out the hole and wire these in? I can't tell by the pics. That holesaw looks huge in the picture.

Bigone726
03-14-13, 09:45 PM
I agree more detail please.Do you have to pull the door panel? I have such bad luck with door panels it seems,but I do think they are awesome!

Hammerhead100
03-14-13, 10:28 PM
Very interesting... Here is a link to some nice ones

http://www.automotivelightstore.com/Cadillacleddoorprojector.aspx?MMP=1017GUQH9DK

Bigone726
03-14-13, 10:49 PM
I'm looking for directions or pics on how they are installed I will buy mine of E--- Any idea where I can find that?

jlpz
03-14-13, 11:30 PM
I will be glad to make a more detailed write up when I can spend some time
at my desktop. I took pictures of every step.
The hole saw and leds are only about 3/4 inch diameter so it is just a small hole. I
drilled and mounted them about 4" away from the courtesy lights. They come with like 4 foot long cables
so I just spliced and wired them into the courtesy light wires (blue is negative and black is positive) silly GM color code.
l then wrapped up the excess and tucked it neatly in the door panes. Also I didn't even need to remove the panels
I just pulled the bottom of the door panels away easily with my fingers just far enough to screw the nuts on the back of
the lights. since the doors just have those push fasteners it was simple. I just disconnected the plugs from the courtesy
light bulbs so if I want them on I just plug them back in. everything on the bottom of
the doors looks clean and stock. I just searched Ebay for door projectors.
They also have sports teams and superhero emblems available, I'm installing the Bulls logo ones on my brother's
Nissan and Gmc ones on my dad's
Denali this weekend and my nephew has a set of autobots ones on order.

They are full color and the details on the projected image are very clear and they are well built, they actually are built like
small Mag light flashlights. I've had alot of people ask me what they are and where to get them.

Cuest
03-15-13, 09:30 AM
$100? You can get these on ebay for much less. I have them installed on my '12 coupe and yes they are the same ones. If anyone is going to order them make sure you get the 4th or 5th generation ones. Those look like the older ones which large and long which makes them more difficult to install.

Here is a shot of it installed.
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jlpz
03-15-13, 12:34 PM
[QUOTE=Cuest;3252576]$100? You can get these on ebay for much less. I have them installed on my '12 coupe and yes they are the same ones. If anyone is going to order them make sure you get the 4th or 5th generation ones. Those look like the older ones which large and long which makes them more difficult to install.

They wanted $100 per door. I got mine for I think $25 for both sides. They do attract alot of attention.

C "T" ess
03-15-13, 02:17 PM
If you look them up on ebay, they direct you to the detailed instruction steps. The door panels do need to come off.

Cuest
03-18-13, 01:14 AM
I never took off the door panels. They do not need to come off. Total installation for me was about 45min for both sides. Just pop off the bottom clips so that you can just fit your hand in the door panel. It really is simple.

HurstGN
03-18-13, 01:36 PM
I did some looking over the weekend...there are apparently different quality levels with these lights. One I saw was a comparison video of GTR Lighting vs one of the cheapo ones on ebay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGcsL8gNfUc It is interesting the quality difference in the Corvette logo that he shows in the video. So now I'm on a quest for good quality at the best price possible. After seeing the comparison he did, I'm kinda scared of any of the $25 ones I see online.

jlpz
03-18-13, 05:11 PM
Yes, Cuest is right I've done my Cts, a Denali, and an Altima. I didn't need to remove any of the
door panels, although the Denali took a few minutes longer because I had to remove 2 screws.
My car and the Altima had the newer generation projectors but the Denali was 1st generation. He got those for $15
They were a little bigger and I didn't like that the lenses were all sloppy inside and the logo would
move around when tapped on. I took some modeling glue and glued the lenses and logo in place. They are good now.
This was aggravating and time consuming. Spend the 5 or 10 dollars more and get the newer generation ones.

tr's-cts
03-19-13, 06:34 PM
Those are pretty cool.

Bobby VW
03-20-13, 11:00 PM
Sweet!

C "T" ess
03-21-13, 12:52 PM
How do you orient how the projector will illuminate. Do you just twist the light so the image points to the front of the car or to the side of the car or any other position.

jlpz
03-21-13, 06:12 PM
You place it in the hole which is a snug fit and then you angle it where you want, then tighten the nut on the back side of the projector.
once tight, they aren't going anywhere.

CTSCHICK
03-22-13, 02:39 PM
I think one of those would look awesome shining down in the center of my trunk

C "T" ess
04-14-13, 01:07 PM
i bought a set of the door projectors. since I knew I wouldn't be using the courtesy light any more, I simply drilled the mounting hole right through the center of the light housing. I then ran the wire to the bulb connector plug and soldered the wires there. The factory power plug still connects to the courtesy light like stock, so if I ever have to remove the projectors all I have to do is replace the courtesy light put in a bulb and go. By the projectors were a very cool mod and they look great.

DarkN1gh7
04-23-13, 04:14 PM
These things are dope! Just ordered a set, I went with the 4th gen instead of the 5th gen as my car is black on black and wanted the black housing and mount opposed to the gold. I believe it was only 38mm in length so I dont think clearance will be an issue.

Second question: What if you wanted to put these on all 4 doors or doors without courtesy lights? After telling a buddy about them he wants to put some Chevy ones on his truck. I was thinking instead of tapping into the door light you could tap into the window motor lines instead but just the sound of that sketches me out. Maybe I am just overly cautions, someone more skilled in the electrical department care to help a brotha out?

hngacurv
04-26-13, 12:21 AM
Nice. I just may have to order up a set.

C "T" ess
04-26-13, 02:09 PM
if you tap into the power window motor, one of two things will happen. Either the lights will stay on all of the time or will onl work when the windows go up or down.
These things are dope! Just ordered a set, I went with the 4th gen instead of the 5th gen as my car is black on black and wanted the black housing and mount opposed to the gold. I believe it was only 38mm in length so I dont think clearance will be an issue.

Second question: What if you wanted to put these on all 4 doors or doors without courtesy lights? After telling a buddy about them he wants to put some Chevy ones on his truck. I was thinking instead of tapping into the door light you could tap into the window motor lines instead but just the sound of that sketches me out. Maybe I am just overly cautions, someone more skilled in the electrical department care to help a brotha out?

bronik90
04-27-13, 07:11 PM
Very interesting... Here is a link to some nice ones

http://www.automotivelightstore.com/Cadillacleddoorprojector.aspx?MMP=1017GUQH9DK

No need to pay more for the Oracle ones. They're identical to the ones you can get on E........ you know.

pacman2011
05-07-13, 03:38 PM
Mine just arrived from the E-Store....yeah! Total cost: 80$, or 20$ per door. Plus shipping (a whopping 5$).

I will be doing the install either tonight (will be showing off my motorcycle at a biker meetup...so may not get to it), or sometime tomorrow right after lunch.

Can't wait to get these installed and operational! Will post a very quick how-to with pictures for the 2008 CTS Premium. Will also do some Before / After shots.

Mike Zucker
05-08-13, 08:55 AM
Pacman - besides the ones for my CTS coupe, I just ordered a set with H.D. logo - was planning on mouting them in the outer corner of the saddlebag, so I get a bar-and-shield logo on the road at night ! :-)

GProdigy
05-08-13, 04:34 PM
[QUOTE=Cuest;3252576]$100? You can get these on ebay for much less. I have them installed on my '12 coupe and yes they are the same ones. If anyone is going to order them make sure you get the 4th or 5th generation ones. Those look like the older ones which large and long which makes them more difficult to install.

They wanted $100 per door. I got mine for I think $25 for both sides. They do attract alot of attention.


Do you have a link to the $25 set you used? I'll get them right now for that....

C "T" ess
05-09-13, 08:58 AM
Just go on e store and do a search for Cadillac logo door projectors. I bought a pair for $18 and see no difference between them and the more expensive models. They went in easy and they work great. They are certainly the biggest bang for the buck I've had in a while

blunted
05-21-13, 07:40 PM
I just installed mine yesterday, however the light is not visible at all during the day. Same deal for everyone else, or did I just get a weak set?

C "T" ess
05-22-13, 01:54 PM
I just installed mine yesterday, however the light is not visible at all during the day. Same deal for everyone else, or did I just get a weak set? Think about it for a second. If you open your door during the day; on a car without the projectors, can you see the door courtesy lights come on? The key is that for you to be able to see the projection, the surrounding light has to be darker than the projected image.

GProdigy
05-22-13, 03:54 PM
Is there a good link to how to install these for our car?

I received mine, however there are no instructions.

blunted
05-22-13, 05:49 PM
Think about it for a second. If you open your door during the day; on a car without the projectors, can you see the door courtesy lights come on? The key is that for you to be able to see the projection, the surrounding light has to be darker than the projected image.

LOL... yes your absolutely correct and the question did seem a bit retarded. However, I've seen some youtube videos of these and the image is still projected.. lightly.. with some ambient light.

Cuest
05-23-13, 03:57 PM
None of these projectors will be visible in broad daylight.

C "T" ess
05-29-13, 11:25 AM
True, when my car is in the garage; even during the day, the ambient light is muted just enough that I can see an image.

pacman2011
06-13-13, 03:59 PM
Finally got around to doing it!

The key (for me anyways) was to make it as seamless as possible, without doing a "hole" lot of drilling into my doors. I elected to drill into the pre-existing light covers instead, which gives me all the electrical hookups i need too, and removes them from the equation as i wasn't sure if the extra light would cause the projected display to be harder to see. There is a chunk of door-removal and puddle light-bulb removal that i won't go into here. If you are taking a mod on like this, you should probably be comfortable doing that on your own (or find another guide as i did).
Another good thing to note is that the projectors that i bought didn't fit quite right into the plastic shield. This is fixed by only using ONE of the TWO screws they give you attached to the divice. Fit like a glove with the other one just not in use.

0) I used the included hole saw to drill through the plastic shield for the door light, after removing the bulb.
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=116401&d=1371148882

1) I soldered the wiring, really easy to do if you have the tools. Helpful hint if you don't know your electric 101 - BLACK TO BLACK - then match the other colour (should work for 90% of all 2 wire systems....ground to ground after all).
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=116393&d=1371148882

2) Assemble the damn thing (the top of the projector comes off if you forgot to thread it through b4 your soldering job. Saved me some serious hassle.
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=116385&d=1371148882

3) Finished product:
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=116409&d=1371148882
(keep in mind that this is a poor quality picture on really rough concrete...i'll take a higher resolution picture if even one person would like to see it)

Tbbt
06-13-13, 05:09 PM
Pacman,

Great job! Thanks for the info and pix.

Marv

jeffc83
06-13-13, 08:18 PM
Thanks for the write up pacman2011! I may just have to swap out my LEDs with these;)

C "T" ess
06-14-13, 12:31 PM
I did the same thing but with the gen4 version which does not use the set screw. I like that I can switch back to stock just by replace the light housing only..

dekes1
06-15-13, 04:19 PM
Another example. I did the wiring nearly identical to pacman2011, but did not drill out the existing lights (created a new hole)

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jeffc83
06-15-13, 04:31 PM
I did the same thing but with the gen4 version which does not use the set screw. I like that I can switch back to stock just by replace the light housing only..

I'll have to look for these...so it was an easier install then?

C "T" ess
06-17-13, 01:12 PM
I'll have to look for these...so it was an easier install then?I would think the degree of difficulty with either one is about the same since you can attach it to the light housing while is out of the car. The one advantage I saw was the gen4 was easier to tighten since projector housing was threaded and the retainer nut simply screwed on. I used a touch of thread lock to keep them tight.

jeffc83
06-17-13, 01:24 PM
Thanks for the info!

Corvettekid82
06-25-13, 02:29 PM
Great find!

I used the 4th gen projectors as well and they worked great. I took the approach of mounting them to the existing lenses as I couldn’t bring myself to drill into the door of the new (to us) vehicle. Hardest part of the entire install was wiring it up and that was pretty easy. I used the factory harness for the entrance light and removed the wire retainer, soldered on the new wires to the existing ones and replaced the retainer.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m83/Corvettekid82/Ds%20pimpin%20Caddy/photo3_zps40a64438.jpg (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/Corvettekid82/media/Ds%20pimpin%20Caddy/photo3_zps40a64438.jpg.html)

C "T" ess
06-26-13, 01:48 PM
The biggest problem I've had was on Father's Day when I visited my daughter; she was unimpressed when she opened her door. I don't know how I could have raised such a rotten kid. (just kidding of course):histeric:

GProdigy
07-06-13, 11:59 PM
We followed Pacman's instructions and here's the results...Thanks dude

It still took some work to make sure it was flushed so Im not saying it was a piece of cake. lol..but its def smarter than drilling into the door.
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r674/Gprodigy/pdoors_001_zpsfe0076c3.jpg
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r674/Gprodigy/pdoors_003_zps6cb144dc.jpg
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r674/Gprodigy/pdoors_002_zps6af6929c.jpg

KeYz
07-09-13, 05:30 AM
caddy looks nice on the front shot pic. still thinking about getting these. just got the chrome grill overlays put on this past weekend

stemal
07-09-13, 11:40 AM
Nice!!!
:thumbsup:

GProdigy
07-11-13, 12:10 AM
caddy looks nice on the front shot pic. still thinking about getting these. just got the chrome grill overlays put on this past weekend http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r674/Gprodigy/pdoors_002_zps6af6929c.jpg

appreciate it man...go for it


they are cheap on ebay and everyone in person were guessing it cost thousands.

I read that the next gen Mustang is suppose to have something similar on their premium models except horses projected from the mirrors when you keyless unlock your door. link here>http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/07/2013-ford-mustang-redefines-badge-engineering-with-logo-projec/

might as well stay a head of the trend.

also, whats interesting is that we were out side playing music pretty loud and the logos pulsed pretty clean with the audio from the speakers.So it actually looks like they are animated to the music in a good way

sidenote:the headlights look mean on this front picture b/c of my vinyl wrap lids

Hammerhead100
07-19-13, 04:58 PM
Just ordered a pair of these for $20. Can't wait to install :cheers:

Tbbt
07-19-13, 06:23 PM
Nice!!!
:thumbsup:

stemal,

Welcome to the forum! We have a few V owners here too. I'm jealous of your V!

Marv

Hammerhead100
07-25-13, 06:40 PM
Fairly easy install and great end effect for the money. I just pulled the bottom of the door panel out.

Would have been a better install if I had pulled the door panel off. Not a lot of wire to work with this way. Just being lazy.

The hole saw was a little under-sized for the threads to pass through. Had to enlarge the holes with a razor knife.

Each projector had 2 thin lock nuts. I was only able to use one of them due to the thickness of the door panel.

Also be aware of the door clip near the puddle lights when locating your holes to avoid an interference.

Now to order another pair for the back doors...

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac139/hdunn100/20130722_202141_LLS.jpg

HurstGN
07-29-13, 01:34 PM
Just ordered a pair of these for $20. Can't wait to install :cheers:
Just saw the pic, those look very nice. Bright and appear sharp on the graphics. Can you post a link to the version you used? Or even PM me if you like. I read about some being pretty cheap and others being better quality, and I don't want to waste time and $ on the cheap ones...but $20 is a great price for the quality you got there.

Hammerhead100
07-29-13, 06:52 PM
Just saw the pic, those look very nice. Bright and appear sharp on the graphics. Can you post a link to the version you used? Or even PM me if you like. I read about some being pretty cheap and others being better quality, and I don't want to waste time and $ on the cheap ones...but $20 is a great price for the quality you got there.

PM sent, I can't see how the $100 units could look much better than these. Looks even better in person IMO. That is not the greatest pic (cell phone).

Tbbt
07-29-13, 07:11 PM
Please share your source! Thanks, Marv

Hammerhead100
07-29-13, 10:55 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/181176547003?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Cuest
07-31-13, 03:18 PM
UPDATE for those that care.
I've now had these on my car for about 6 months and while they are still as bright as the day I bought them and working perfectly the color is fading away.

GProdigy
07-31-13, 07:59 PM
UPDATE for those that care.
I've now had these on my car for about 6 months and while they are still as bright as the day I bought them and working perfectly the color is fading away.
that sucks...so whats your plan?

is it still bright? but the color fading away? or is the overall light fading?

if its just the color maybe you can just call the company and ask for the lens.

Tbbt
07-31-13, 10:57 PM
In looking back at your original post, these from Hammerhead look different from yours. Who did you buy yours from? Getting ready to order, so I'd like to know the differences between them.

Thanks, Marv

Hammerhead100
08-01-13, 10:27 PM
Here is another pic:

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac139/hdunn100/Cadillac%20CTS/projector.jpg

C "T" ess
08-02-13, 01:22 PM
I wonder if it's the beam or the lens. Are both sides fading? The lens that projects the image is held in place by a threaded cap. I would think it would be cheaper to just replace the projectors because of the price. From what I have observed all of these units are the same whether version 3 or 4 and by price high or low. It stinks that they should only last 6 months. I sure hope I don't need to keep replacing mine.

Hammerhead100
08-02-13, 03:38 PM
Got the backs in. Don't want back seat passengers to feel left out... :drunkpair: cheers

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac139/hdunn100/Cadillac%20CTS/Double-1.jpg

Cuest
08-02-13, 08:17 PM
that sucks...so whats your plan?

is it still bright? but the color fading away? or is the overall light fading?

if its just the color maybe you can just call the company and ask for the lens.

They are still bright and you can still see the logo fine, it's just the color that's fading.

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In looking back at your original post, these from Hammerhead look different from yours. Who did you buy yours from? Getting ready to order, so I'd like to know the differences between them.

Thanks, Marv

I bought them on ebay as well. The ones that Hammerhead bought the the exact ones that i bought. The 4th generation. There are 5th generation ones that came out I'm going to take a look at those but I'm going to see if I can contact the seller on ebay to see if there is anything he can do.

Tbbt
08-02-13, 08:24 PM
Thank you for the update!

GProdigy
08-03-13, 01:30 AM
Got the backs in. Don't want back seat passengers to feel left out... :drunkpair: cheers



haha now i want to do the backs...

MD_Coupe
12-27-13, 07:34 PM
Any updates from others regarding brightness and/or color fade?

GProdigy
12-27-13, 09:07 PM
Any updates from others regarding brightness and/or color fade?

6 months..no fading...:thumbsup:

holdemhigh
01-24-14, 11:44 PM
Holy cow! These are sweet looking. Ordered today.

GProdigy
01-26-14, 10:15 PM
take that back..there's a little fading color wise not light...

Hammerhead100
01-29-14, 03:39 PM
My only thought / impression is that I only get to enjoy these in a really dark area. Don't get me wrong, they have a big wow factor when people see them, but about 90% of the time I am the only one who knows they are there. Useless on sunny days or in well lit parking areas for the most part. Just sayin...

holdemhigh
01-30-14, 06:36 AM
My only thought / impression is that I only get to enjoy these in a really dark area. Don't get me wrong, they have a big wow factor when people see them, but about 90% of the time I am the only one who knows they are there. Useless on sunny days or in well lit parking areas for the most part. Just sayin...

For $20-$100 (depending on who you buy it from), your wow factor per dollar is pretty spectacular. Just sayin ...

MD_Coupe
02-01-14, 01:01 PM
Wonder if the $100 ones don't fade...

CaligoneTx
02-02-14, 10:35 AM
I just drilled into the kick panels inside, ran the lights from the footwell supply. The pictures don't do the image justice, but I've ran these for the last few months and always create a wow factor to new passengers when they realize its a projection not in the carpet.

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holdemhigh
02-02-14, 11:03 AM
I just drilled into the kick panels inside, ran the lights from the footwell supply. The pictures don't do the image justice, but I've ran these for the last few months and always create a wow factor to new passengers when they realize its a projection not in the carpet. <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=182337"/>looks great!!!!!! May have to get a second set now after seeing yours.

arw1510
02-02-14, 10:28 PM
I just drilled into the kick panels inside, ran the lights from the footwell supply. The pictures don't do the image justice, but I've ran these for the last few months and always create a wow factor to new passengers when they realize its a projection not in the carpet.

<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=182337"/>

Now that's an idea

Gomaz
02-07-14, 06:13 PM
very cool, wonder how long they last until the bulbs or the light blows, any one know how manys hrs you get from these?

arw1510
02-08-14, 12:32 PM
Ordered for Cadillac and Lincoln, and of course the Lincoln doesn't have any door lights. Now have to find a 12v source in the door that's on when they are open

holdemhigh
02-08-14, 09:05 PM
Just installed the lights through the current door lenses. Easier than I thought.

jlpz
02-16-14, 02:18 PM
Juat a quick update, Ir's been a year now and these are still going strong. I had the guys at the dealer
checking them out when I took it in, they like how bright and clear they are and also how clean the install looks.

MoistCabbage
02-16-14, 06:09 PM
What brand did you use and will they do custom images? I had custom ones made with the older logo, but they faded pretty quick.

They were nice when they were new:

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m538/moistcabbage/47C183B9-2D39-4B3A-BDBC-7733FE3A33E7-409-00000035EA191306_zpsdf603d69.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/moistcabbage/media/47C183B9-2D39-4B3A-BDBC-7733FE3A33E7-409-00000035EA191306_zpsdf603d69.jpg.html)

jeffc83
02-16-14, 06:23 PM
What brand did you use and will they do custom images? I had custom ones made with the older logo, but they faded pretty quick. They were nice when they were new:

Shame they didn't hold up...best looking logo to date!

GProdigy
02-16-14, 07:13 PM
What brand did you use and will they do custom images? I had custom ones made with the older logo, but they faded pretty quick.

They were nice when they were new:

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m538/moistcabbage/47C183B9-2D39-4B3A-BDBC-7733FE3A33E7-409-00000035EA191306_zpsdf603d69.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/moistcabbage/media/47C183B9-2D39-4B3A-BDBC-7733FE3A33E7-409-00000035EA191306_zpsdf603d69.jpg.html)

o wow..the older logo is pretty classy..hope u find a longer lasting version. I might swap mine for this style if you do.

smca
02-18-14, 12:47 PM
What would be interesting, or maybe really tacky, is if these could somehow be installed into the side view mirrors and project on the road as you're driving.

08BlueCTSDI
02-18-14, 01:26 PM
can somebody PM me the link to where these are bought? want to buy a set!

GProdigy
02-18-14, 02:28 PM
can somebody PM me the link to where these are bought? want to buy a set!

Ebay..just search "door projetors" cadillac logo


What would be interesting, or maybe really tacky, is if these could somehow be installed into the side view mirrors and project on the road as you're driving.

just youtube it...ppl have placed them in the trunks so that it looks like the logo is flying behind the car etc.
for the most part its tacky

MoistCabbage
02-18-14, 02:31 PM
Ebay..just search "door projetors" cadillac logoThere're about 20 companies making them. Most are junk/don't last. We want to know what brand the OP bought.

jlpz
02-18-14, 06:52 PM
I got them from ebay they were from a seller named YITAMOTOR They are (From my Ebay buying history) "5th Gen Laser Projector Logo Ghost Step LED Lights" I guess I just got lucky with the quality because i have seen some that are faded. I hope that helps. I like the Idea of the lights mounted somewhere where they are visible on the outside and they would light up when you unlock your doors.

MoistCabbage
02-18-14, 07:07 PM
Thanks.

Just sent him a message asking about the old logo/custom logos.

C "T" ess
02-19-14, 01:13 PM
I'd be willing to bet that all of these kits are from China and are all made by the same companies. If you look at all the various listings, the pictures of the units is always the same, the installation instructions are the same and they appear to come packaged the same.

MoistCabbage
02-19-14, 02:14 PM
No, they're not ALL the same, and not all made in china.

I messaged yotamotor on eBay. They'll do custom images, but it's $50 on top of the price of the projector, and 5 sets minimum. I'm not sure if that is +$50 pet set, or if its a one time charge (he hasn't answered yet). Either way, it's way more expensive than the ones I have now were. They were $150 for the first custom set, and then they're a regular item at $30 each, and no minimum.

MoistCabbage
02-20-14, 12:44 AM
So I've been going back and forth with the seller. I didn't realize how cheap these projectors were, just $20. So the 5 set minimum thing isn't that bad now. A one time $50 charge for the custom logo, plus 5 x $20. So it's cost me the same as what my current projectors cost, but I'd get 5 sets.

He also said that I could buy replacement logo films when the image fades. I'm assuming they'd be very inexpensive. I'm thinking I might go ahead and order.

jlpz
02-20-14, 10:58 PM
Good Idea Moist, Buying the replacement films sounds like a good idea. I'd like to look into buying different logos that I could change out Like a Superman one or sports teams depending on what I want to put on.

:highfive:

DarkN1gh7
02-28-14, 03:29 PM
Quick warning to anyone looking for a plug in play kit: DO NOT BUY THIS GENERIC MODEL: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F5UX3V8/

They say they are made to fit Cadillacs (including second gen.) but are not even close. They are way to big to replace the plastic piece. If you are looking for an easy conversion without drilling holes in your door. I recommend buying a good quality post style projector, and drill the hole in the original lens. That way you can always order another pair to replace them if you want to go back to your LEDs ;)

jlpz
03-02-14, 07:29 PM
Thanks for the heads up. I see that as one of the feedback comments on that seller's page.

MoistCabbage
03-02-14, 09:49 PM
But they come with a free pen!

Jerry_CTSVSport
03-02-14, 10:00 PM
$100? You can get these on ebay for much less. I have them installed on my '12 coupe and yes they are the same ones. If anyone is going to order them make sure you get the 4th or 5th generation ones. Those look like the older ones which large and long which makes them more difficult to install.

Here is a shot of it installed.
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That looks awesome!

HurstGN
03-03-14, 01:21 PM
But they come with a free pen!

Looks like the pen is so you can measure how much of your door panel you need to cut. :rofl:

DarkN1gh7
03-05-14, 01:35 AM
Thanks for the heads up. I see that as one of the feedback comments on that seller's page.

Yep, that's my review lol

MoistCabbage
03-05-14, 03:18 AM
Sooo I emailed yitamotor the pictures they requested to make the custom logo, and got a message back from them on eBay... telling me they don't offer custom logos...

Umm, wut? :hmm:

Why is it that 99% of the companies I deal with employ complete idiots???

MoistCabbage
03-05-14, 06:40 AM
Just got another reply from them. "Yes, a couple of days ago we did accept custom orders, but the manufacturer now won't make custom logos unless a minimum of 100 sets are ordered".

You'd think they'd do this one, since I was already in the process of designing/ordering them.

Wow... Just, wow. :nono:

C "T" ess
03-05-14, 12:18 PM
At one year, the gold portion of the projection has begun to fade on both doors. Has anyone found a source for replacement lenses. I can't remember on ebay that I bought them from but I don't think it matters since they all appear to be the same.

rodnok01
03-06-14, 01:33 PM
Just got another reply from them. "Yes, a couple of days ago we did accept custom orders, but the manufacturer now won't make custom logos unless a minimum of 100 sets are ordered".

You'd think they'd do this one, since I was already in the process of designing/ordering them.

Wow... Just, wow. :nono:

Damn it... I was looking forward to a different manufacturer since you said the first set have faded already.

MoistCabbage
03-09-14, 03:25 AM
Can't find any long term reviews on the GTR projectors. Those seem to be the most talked about, and they do offer custom logos (at ~ twice the price).

CrashGuy2016
03-25-14, 06:39 PM
I ordered a set off eBay but screwed up a bit. I searched on 5th gen, the only Cadillac logo'd ones came up as 5wLed 4th Gen.

Crap! I only noticed the 4 was for Gen after purchase...

I'm ordering a set of replacement courtesy lamp housing from gmpartsdirect for like $8 ea.

I like the idea of drilling those housings, not the door.

I emailed yitamito off eBay with no response. He shows no caddy ones at this point.

jlpz
03-29-14, 06:44 PM
I took the car in to the body shop to get a V hood put on, The guys were drooling all over it talking about how badass the projectors look.
They thought it was a factory installed option.

arw1510
03-30-14, 09:33 AM
I took the car in to the body shop to get a V hood put on, The guys were drooling all over it talking about how badass the projectors look.
They thought it was a factory installed option.

Lol. And I'm sitting here, bought them, but refused to do it bc I think its cheesy

MoistCabbage
03-30-14, 09:37 AM
Definitely don't give off a cheesy or ricer vibe IMHO. Well...until they're faded.

MD_Coupe
03-30-14, 10:09 AM
Has anyone tried a light layer of high heat clear coat over the slide prior to installation? If it wouldn't dull the projection maybe it would protect the colors from the heat of the bulb and preserve their integrity?

CrashGuy2016
04-11-14, 03:50 PM
Couple things... Bought replacement courtesy lamps for $8 ea from gmpartsdirect. Drilled them with provided saw holebit no sweat. 4th gen lamps too tall they hit the door pocket - just. 5th gen lamps on way. Had to lodge a paypal dispute with yitamito for being non responsive. Supposedly they shipped yesterday. Hope they are shorter. If not,I may, that's - may - drill a hole in the door panel, not the metal door, and install behind the stock ones.

ixxneoxxi
04-13-14, 09:45 PM
Does anyone have a step by step on how to remove the courtesy light in the first place? Pictures would help lol.

arw1510
04-14-14, 08:27 AM
Does anyone have a step by step on how to remove the courtesy light in the first place? Pictures would help lol.

Let's put it this way, if you need a walk through on how to do it. Then you shouldn't be doing it yourself.

"How many ixxneoxxi's does it take to change a light bulb?"

HurstGN
04-14-14, 01:30 PM
Let's put it this way, if you need a walk through on how to do it. Then you shouldn't be doing it yourself.

"How many ixxneoxxi's does it take to change a light bulb?"

Maybe he would like to know where to pry and not break the clips that hold the bezel in place. I know I've never removed that light before and if I was doing this, I'd at least like to know what it looked like before I go prying and break something.

CrashGuy2016
04-15-14, 08:31 AM
Tried to upload a pic from my iPhone, first too big, cropped, then not right size ( shrug). Will try later from the desktop.

It's real easy. Use a small flatbed screwdriver and gently pry at the edges. The clips release easy enough there is no danger in breaking them.

If you get under the door while the lamp is on (ie before it times out) you'll actually see the outline of where the clips are.

Worst case, $8.00 ea on gmpartsdirect.com to replace.

GProdigy
12-07-14, 01:12 PM
Has anyone ordered replacement lens? if so where can I get them without buying an entire kit again?

It's been well over a year and mine are still bright. I would just like to order a new replacement lens for the color and some batman logos so I and switch them out when I like.

jamiejam1
12-08-14, 12:13 PM
The shop I deal with locally sells them they are about 200 Installed, I can find out what he can do for us if there are multiple people out there who want them.. and the Projectors they sell come with three bags full of lenses for every manufacturer and a few special ones like the Bat signal superman "S" I think, and a few others.. I trust these guys 1000%.. the units are about 1 1/2 inch long come with all the lens images and they include a hole saw bit so drilling the panel is a cake walk! I had to drill mine and then adapt the wires to/ and disconnect the door bulbs No issues thus far 6 months later!

BTW Anyone who does do a kit and drills with a holesaw A word of advice drill it with the drill in reverse otherwise you will tear up the leatherette material... let the heat , soft points of the bit, and friction make the hole with a little pressure, not the aggressive part!

GProdigy
12-08-14, 08:07 PM
The shop I deal with locally sells them they are about 200 Installed, I can find out what he can do for us if there are multiple people out there who want them.. and the Projectors they sell come with three bags full of lenses for every manufacturer and a few special ones like the Bat signal superman "S" I think, and a few others.. I trust these guys 1000%.. the units are about 1 1/2 inch long come with all the lens images and they include a hole saw bit so drilling the panel is a cake walk! I had to drill mine and then adapt the wires to/ and disconnect the door bulbs No issues thus far 6 months later!

BTW Anyone who does do a kit and drills with a holesaw A word of advice drill it with the drill in reverse otherwise you will tear up the leatherette material... let the heat , soft points of the bit, and friction make the hole with a little pressure, not the aggressive part!



That would be cool to see if they can sale a bag of lenses....

it should be cheap...

jamiejam1
12-12-14, 10:58 AM
That would be cool to see if they can sale a bag of lenses....

it should be cheap...Call Joey @ Off The Hook, Tell Him I told you to call He can get you set up with what you need.. 954-752-6018