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Cadillac STS-V Series Forum Discussion, water stuck in trunklid or spoiler in Cadillac V-Series Forums; After a bad rain storm on Friday and Friday night, I opened the trunk on Saturday and heard the water ...
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    After a bad rain storm on Friday and Friday night, I opened the trunk on Saturday and heard the water inside the lid and watched it pour out from the rubber plugs at the bottom. I let it drain for a while but there was still water in there. I have read about multiple possibilities of why this ciuld happen. I'm going to try them all.

    Guy, did you ever get this fixed?

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    Re: water stuck in trunklid or spoiler

    Well I wanted to wait but I ordered the euro spec reverse lights (see the china cadillac sls). They should arrive in a couple of days. Once I install ill take pictures and also report on whether the problem was solved.

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    Where'd you end up getting the sls lamps.

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    Re: water stuck in trunklid or spoiler

    I went through targetSTS. Real name is Alex. I guess he's gotten the word out somewhat on the sts forums but he said he'd be glad for me to spread the word on the sts-v forum. Not cheap. You're looking at around 200 for a used pair and around 400 for a new pair. Also in case you didn't know the euro ones are LED from the factory like the cts and Dts. Go ahead and pm targetSTS. Ill post pics when I receive them and when I install.

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    Re: water stuck in trunklid or spoiler

    overall the price isn't bad considering the cost of the domestic shell that lacks any LEDs are like $125 each.

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    Re: water stuck in trunklid or spoiler

    ...and...notice for the install of the China SLS reverse lights...you have to change/modify the connection....

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    Also in case you didn't know the euro ones are LED from the factory like the cts and Dts.
    ...the euro/export STS got the same/identical reverse lights like every other sigma-based STS 2005 -2011 in the world...!
    ...the ones with the conventional bulb...same part, same part-#...

    ...these SLS LED reverse lights are China-only made/produced and only marketed/equipped on the China-made 2010-up model SLS...never available in Europe or on europe/export STS's...
    (China adopted many of the (european) ECE regulations on cars (like your DOT) ...so these lights are street legal in Europe...but they are not "euro ones"... )



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    Re: water stuck in trunklid or spoiler

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    overall the price isn't bad considering the cost of the domestic shell that lacks any LEDs are like $125 each.
    Didn't realize they were that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PontiacV8 View Post
    ...and...notice for the install of the China SLS reverse lights...you have to change/modify the connection....

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    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...tallation.html

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    ...the euro/export STS got the same/identical reverse lights like every other sigma-based STS 2005 -2011 in the world...!
    ...the ones with the conventional bulb...same part, same part-#...

    ...these SLS LED reverse lights are China-only made/produced and only marketed/equipped on the China-made 2010-up model SLS...never available in Europe or on europe/export STS's...
    (China adopted many of the (european) ECE regulations on cars (like your DOT) ...so these lights are street legal in Europe...but they are not "euro ones"... )


    Alright everything you said there I didn't know so thanks for getting the right info out. So just to clarify I got the 2010+ china LED one?

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    Re: water stuck in trunklid or spoiler

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio View Post
    So just to clarify I got the 2010+ china LED one?
    ...yes... ...2010+ Shanghai GM Cadillac SLS (LED)-reverse lights/lamps...

    ...so you will be one of the few proud owner in the "western" hemisphere getting these special parts...

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    Re: water stuck in trunklid or spoiler

    I'm still trying to decide if I like how the LEDs look, or if they come off too "ebay/cheap'' looking. Almost no one that sees these will recognize the rarity/coolness of them, and most will probably think cheapo knockoff. Not a reason to stop anyone from getting them if they DO like the look, I just wish the LED part was more subtle, as it would be nice to have the LED reverse to match the tails as well...

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    Re: water stuck in trunklid or spoiler

    Ok good I'm getting the right ones. Thanks.
    I actually have LEDs installed on my current ones. It's a good look. Sharp. Especially at night if you hit the unlock how everything sharply cuts on as opposed to slowly glowing on with regular bulbs. Either way ill take pics when I get them and you can decide based off that.

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    Re: water stuck in trunklid or spoiler

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio View Post
    Ok good I'm getting the right ones. Thanks.
    I actually have LEDs installed on my current ones. It's a good look. Sharp. Especially at night if you hit the unlock how everything sharply cuts on as opposed to slowly glowing on with regular bulbs. Either way ill take pics when I get them and you can decide based off that.
    This I what I have in my car looks very factory.

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    Re: water stuck in trunklid or spoiler

    Yeah I'm all about factory. Last thing I want is a ricer looking car. Totally with you on that. It's partially the reason I don't like the euro clear taillights. Not to offend anyone but it doesn't quite have a factory look to it. To each his own I guess.

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    Matches the led tails much better than the halogens.

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    Re: water stuck in trunklid or spoiler

    Quote Originally Posted by Fierofiend View Post
    I'm still trying to decide if I like how the LEDs look, or if they come off too "ebay/cheap'' looking. Almost no one that sees these will recognize the rarity/coolness of them, and most will probably think cheapo knockoff. Not a reason to stop anyone from getting them if they DO like the look, I just wish the LED part was more subtle, as it would be nice to have the LED reverse to match the tails as well...
    Led reverse lights have more factory OEM look than Your stock. Trust me.
    They have same housing as stock bulb lights, but with LEDs integrated they have much more light power and pure white color, also new items have better foam protection at rear side than stock sts.
    It's not just cheap led bulb inside stock or smth cheap not factory crap from ebay, it's OEM GM - made by GM for GM vehicle.

    I'm personally install only oem parts at my car....
    reverse lights is the only non-led lights at the rear on stock sts, so these led lights complete the look and perfect match this car.

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    Re: water stuck in trunklid or spoiler

    And license plate lights

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