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Thread: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

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    Justin_ is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    I just ordered my HID kit for my Cadillac CTS and I am a little nervous. I have heard some vehicles can not support the power of HID's would this be true of a CTS?

    Spec:

    6000 K
    75W
    9006 size
    5 year warranty
    kit includes ballasts, lights, wires. Plus I ordered relay wires with it.

    Will a 2005 Cadillac CTS have any power issues with this kit?


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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    With the Cadillacs we have not seen any issues of power delivery. You will not need the relay hanrness.

    Our kits include a lifetime warranty yet you have mentioned only 5 years... I'm guessing you didn't purchase from us?

    Regards,
    John

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    No I did not purchase them from here. I am fairly new on here so I was not aware of the HID's on here.


    I purchased them from hidgeeks.com

    Will I have any legality issues with these installed (i.e. getting pulled over)?

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    You'll need to check with your local DMV or an attorney in that field as to the legal use of HIDs on the public roads. To my knowledge they are illegal if used in an aftermarket application.

    Make sure your lights are aimed properly.

    Regards,
    John

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    Aimed properly? How do I do that? Don't I just put them where the existing low beams were?

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    Of course they are not after market headlights. I am just "replacing" my pre-existing HID's. I should be fine. I just do not want pulled over because of it.

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    Your vehicle should have in the regular maintenance schedule to check the alignment of the headlights against factory spec. You'll want to make sure they are aimed within spec so as not to blind people and to be most efficient to you.

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    Sorry for the multiple posts. I had to get to five so I could post this link. I hope this kit works out for me.
    These are the lights I purchased:

    http://www.hidgeeks.com/9006-XENON-H...000K-p240.html

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    That looks like a DC kit as opposed to AC. DC kits don't last very long which is likely why the price is so low. I hope it works out for you but let us know if you run into trouble and we can get you a good quality replacement.

    John

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    That is unfortunate. I will give it a try and see how they work. They do have a money back guarantee and five year warranty. They will still out last a typical halogen won't they? At least out last my Sylvania SilverStars.

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    I wasn't saying this to scare you - they look to be DC ballasts which typically don't last very long. I can't say if they'll outlive a halogen. However wax candles outlive Sylvania Silverstars so this should be an improvement over those.

    John

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    Ok that is good to hear. How would I tell once they arrive if they are DC or AC ballasts?

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    They might say on the ballast. You can also ask the vendor which they should be honest about.

    John

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    HELP!!! the "hidgeeks.com" that ordered from is allegedly a retail scam. I have read some reviews online and many people said they send you defective products. The phone number on the website does not work and they do not reply back to emails. I DID pay through pay pal so should I contact paypal?

    The bottom line is I want my money back and I just want to buy a good HID kit. So please help me. I need the money back and then maybe you can help me find a good HID on here. Please and Thank You!

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    Re: HID kit on 2005 Cadillac CTS

    If you have made diligent efforts to contact them regarding this issues then PayPal has a dispute feature built in to protect you in a situation like this.

    If you hadn't noticed we are an HID vendor on here. You can check out our website at www.sharphid.com. Many members have bought from us and have had great results! Our shipping times are now much quicker than they have been!

    Regards,
    John

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