: HID's?

01-17-07, 08:50 PM
this is gonna sound really stupid, my roommate swears our low beams are HID, i thought they were regular incandescents...

whats the real deal?

50 4Ever
01-17-07, 09:11 PM
My low beams are HID's. When I turn them on in the driveway I can see them "warm up", incandescents don't do that.

Bulb numbers from the faq:
2005 CADILLAC CTS (With HID (high intensity discharge) headlamps)
Low beam headlamp

Capsule guide lamp #194

High beam headlamp 9005XS
9005XSST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: the whitest and brightest Halogen
9005XSCB Cool Blue Halogen Upgrade: White Hot; Super Cool; 100% Street Legal

01-18-07, 12:10 AM
Your high beams are regular lights...

01-20-07, 08:41 PM
ON the CTS-V, the low beams are HID, the high beams are incandescent. The "warm up" for the HIDs is very short. The purpose of the high-voltage supply with HIDs is to minimize the turn-on-time. Without the high-voltage, the turn-on-time would be excessively long.

01-21-07, 12:39 AM
HID low, regular lights on high.