Cadillac XTS Forum Discussion, musvlehead your in box is full. in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Here is my answer to your question:
Interesting project your working on.
I don't know the numbers but here are ...
It's not as easy as you may think.. I have been down many avenues with no success.. I have even called dealer ships in the uk looking for the white reflector covers and came up empty. I then checked the China market and found out that the xts develeloped for China isn't even made with side signal markers at all..I've checked eBay, Amazon,Google you name it.. with this particular part I have come to the conclusion that no one makes a white euro style reflector, all the after market folks say the car is still to new, my parts guy said that the part number is 2087-4072 for the right and 2087-4071 for the left side..It's prooving to be a tough tough find. I was hoping you might know of someone who can manufacturer them or maybe a web site I can look into
Automobile(s): 2008 DTS Lux III (assembled January 31, 2008)
Ottawa - Canada
Re: musvlehead your in box is full.
So I've checked my sources and it seems like there are only the amber ones available, and that there are no XTS in production with clear or white sidemarker lenses.
This means that you get to take on the additional challenge of making your own clear or white sidemarker lenses.
About 15 years ago, a very good program was aired called "Classic Car Resotrations" it featured an actor named Dan Woods. It was a fairly low production value Canadian cable program, but the content was absolutely outstanding. I've tried many times to acquire it on video but to no avail. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275825/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2
My point being that over the space of three episiodes, this Classic Car Restorations program demonstrated how to make your own lamp lenses. They used a type of silicone, and a vacuum pump to first create a mold and then to produce a lens. This is what I think you're going to have to do to achieve your goal.
Best of luck with this. It's the kind of esoteric pursuit that I love to get into and am quite interested in learning of all the steps you have to go through to achieve your desired end result of having the only XTS on the planet with white or clear sidemarker lamp lenses.
Your last paragraph was epic...Well thanks for looking into it for me..I kinda figured this would be the outcome..Such a simple part a plastic signal cover, but yet a nearly impossible find...Its all good i am sure eventually some one will manufacturer them and more then likely they will come from china listed on Ebay like everything else lol.............
As far as doing it myself i would probably just mess them up and have to buy new ones, Some things I'm just not good at although I'm interested in seeing the process and or steps included with clearing the covers with this Alumilite product and if its feasible i could always purchase the product and have a pro do the job for me this will be the next step on the quest for clear reflectors
If I ever reach my goal I will be sure to share this with you and post pics if i could ever figure out how to ..Once again thanks for your time and effort!!