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    Re: A few questions: interior materials and intellibeam

    Don't need to, When I need the lights on, I have them on, and I have the necessary full power lighting I need. And I rarely ever need highs around here anyway. You could actually probably drive around with your lights off in some locations, there is soo much ambient light. I also turn the auto lights off because it also disables the DRL's. I hate DRL's!

    And while we're on auto-nannies I don't like, I don't like these rainsense windhsield wipers. A light drizzle sends them in to apocolyptic meltdown speed, and then in a torrential downpour they're a slow as a turtle. Even trying to override them, they go right back to their mindset two seconds later.

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    I love my rainsense wipers.
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    Re: A few questions: interior materials and intellibeam

    Haha!! I love my rainsense too. To each his own I guess. And back home in NYC my auto highs will probably never kick on and yeah I could drive without headlights and be fine so I know what you're saying.

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    Re: A few questions: interior materials and intellibeam

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio View Post
    I'd be surprised if putting the beams on manually didn't put them on full power. And yes I think we all realize that it's a little late to turn the lights off with oncoming traffic. It's a reactive system to begin with. It's not until you're high-beaming someone that the lens behind the mirror realizes it.

    Even then though, sometimes cars with bluer lights are completely unrecognized as cars, sometimes it takes too long to notice oncoming traffic, and don't even get me started if there is a car ahead traveling in the same direction as you. Takes it forever to notice taillights ahead. Gotta go manual sometimes.
    I use to have this same problem, so I ended up just leaving the intellibeam off. Until one day I couldn't even use my high beams. The dealer replaced my rear view mirror, and now my auto high beams are a rapid on or off for either taillights or oncoming cars. I wonder if some of your guys cars have deteriorating rear view mirrors, and is causing them to be slow to react.

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    Re: A few questions: interior materials and intellibeam

    Or, you could have had the goofy problem I did, where the wiring harness to the mirror developed a short, and my high beams would just randomly flash people at inappropriate times. While I could turn them off manually during the day, at night or whenever it was raining, the brights did their own thing. Not a cheap fix either - had to replace the wiring harness.

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    Re: A few questions: interior materials and intellibeam

    http://media.gm.com/content/media/us.../sts/2009.html

    According to this, under the "platinum" the sts platinum's headliner is made of Alcantara. Maybe that's what the v one is made of? This is for 2009 though, and I assume 2008. Possibly not 06 and 07?

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    Re: A few questions: interior materials and intellibeam

    I wish I had an alcantara headliner

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    Re: A few questions: interior materials and intellibeam

    Sooo they're blatantly lying??

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    Re: A few questions: interior materials and intellibeam

    I don't think any Vs got the alcantara headliner, just the platinum models.

    I think the intellibeam ramps up the high beams when it turns them on. That's why it looks brighter when you turn them on manually. There are no times when it will just turn one on. That would look ridiculous.

    I like the feature but it would be nice if they would turn off a little quicker. I've been flashed a couple times waiting for them to dim.
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    Re: A few questions: interior materials and intellibeam

    Agreed on intellibeam and now I want to see the headliner on a platinum.

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    Re: A few questions: interior materials and intellibeam

    Here's one that was done in suede

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