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Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Headlamps in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Compared to what a projector should put out, ours are lacking. The problem is the quality of the reflective surface ...
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    Compared to what a projector should put out, ours are lacking. The problem is the quality of the reflective surface inside the projector. It's not as perfect of a smooth mirror finish surface as it should be.

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    Re: Headlamps

    I did clean them with Brakleen just to be on the safe side since they came from the Men's Mall. She hasn't driven it at night yet so we'll see. If she still doesn't like it, I may have to get some brighter bulbs.

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    The stock headlamps in my 1999 Eldorado ETC are weak.
    Will SylvaniaSilverStar 9006 bulbs plug in without modifications to the harness or relays?
    Is it the right way to go?
    I dont want those stupid blue lights or anything that's not legal compliant, I just want improved lighting.
    What's the deal with SiverStar Ultra? Worth the extra tarrif?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manyhotrods
    The stock headlamps in my 1999 Eldorado ETC are weak.
    Will SylvaniaSilverStar 9006 bulbs plug in without modifications to the harness or relays?
    Is it the right way to go?
    I dont want those stupid blue lights or anything that's not legal compliant, I just want improved lighting.
    What's the deal with SiverStar Ultra? Worth the extra tarrif?
    Just curious but I need better lighting but don't wish to burn the pupils of oncoming drivers

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    Re: Headlamps

    Any 9006 halogen bulb will fit in your '99 ETC...The Silverstar's will be an improvement over cheaper alternatives. I don't have any experience with the Ultra's as they were released after I sold my last halogen equipped Cadillac. As much as I can't stand the place Wal-Mart has the cheapest Silverstar prices that I've seen.
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    Re: Headlamps

    In a 4-bulb system, all 9005 (high) and 9006 (low) halogens will plug in, all have the same focal length. "Wedge-base" bulbs.

    Standard old Wagner or Sylvania bulbs are dirt cheap - go upscale and .................. A pair of PIAA Intense White 4100K 9005's is about $55.

    Some people also like GE Nighthawks.

    Light output is in Post #10.

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    I had 3 sets of silverstar 9006 bulbs. 2 "regular", 1 ultra. None lasted very long. I prefer the PIAAs.

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    Re: Headlamps

    I don't put on more than 4,000 miles per year in my old ETC so longevity isn't that huge a deal. Seeing down a dark New England pot-holed twisty road is imperative.

    Like I stated earlier though, I do respect the retinas of the oncoming drivers.

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    I've been running Silverstar's in all my vehicles for a long time. With heavy use they last @4 years give or take. The big difference I notice is they don't seem to change color over their lifespan.

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    Re: Headlamps

    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one to think my low beams suck. I reaimed them and they are a little better, but still not great. Anyone have experience with the retrofitsource.com? Or should I save over $100 and just get a pair of Piaa's?

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    Theretrofitsource has some very nice HID kits. Personally, that's the route I would go.

    I have no personal experience with PIAA low beams in these cars, because my car has factory HIDs. But sub uses them, and is happy with them, even in very rural areas.

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