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How do I know if my car has HiD lights or not ? If it does can I just plug in a oem hid 6000k light ?
 

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Re: Cadillac sts 2007 light

Do you have headlight washers? You'll see a small 2" square between the grille and headlight. If you have them then you have HIDs.
 

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Ok is there another way ? Cause all I see between the grill is on the passenger side a square box with green wire that connect to another tubing , on the right driver side it kinda looks like a box
 

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Not sure what you mean...

Here is a headlamp washer in action ...



Otherwise you'll have to look at your RPO code list in the trunk under the spare tire cover.
 

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Re: Cadillac sts 2007 light

Have somebody operate the windshield washer with the head lights turned on. There should be a couple of gizmos pop out of the front bumper and wash the headlights if you have HIDs.
 

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Re: Cadillac sts 2007 light

Ok I got the Rpo code . What am I looking for ? Should post a pic of it ?

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According to a 2005 sts rpo code T84 means I have Halogen lights .

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You have halogen lights...I can tell just by the color of them.
 

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Ok now that's out of the way. I would have to order n led conversion kit ? And do they sell halo rings for this vehicle year ?
 

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Ok now that's out of the way. I would have to order n led conversion kit ? And do they sell halo rings for this vehicle year ?
Sure. Buy a LED headlamp conversion kit... If you want even less light output.

I suggest you do some research before throwing money at it.

Notice how EVERY factory led headlamp car has MULTIPLE projectors? It's because they need it to provide useful light.

Head over to the Escalade forums. Even the ones with the LED headlamps say light output is no where near as good as the standard HID headlamps...

But hey it looks cool and blue so it's gotta be good!
 

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Personally I would not use LED headlights in projector or reflector headlights that are not made for it.

Clearly you have halogen as I originally posted if you have headlight washers it means you have HIDs if you don't then you don't.

LEDs have a different focal point than HIDs and Halogen lamps do... your ability to see properly will go down significantly if you use those LEDs. You can probably get by without any issue using an HID kit in those projectors but again those are also not recommended.
You could always get some HID lamps for the STS off eBay or a local salvage yard...
 

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Damn this already becoming a pain the ass n I even get to the part where you have to take off the front fascia
 

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Can I just plug n play these in my halogen lamps?
http://www.hidextra.com/h11-6000k-hid-kit/
Yes that would probably work fine. If you get the slim kit you can probably install the ballast inside the housing like the OEM setup is. The ballast on OEM is tucked in the bottom opening of the housing.
I would not go higher than a 6000k temp as the lumen curve peaks at 6000k and any higher and output goes down rather quickly.
 

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Ok ty ill go with the slim option . I was just confuse cause someone said ill have to change my lamps too n have the metal casing for the hid bulb to go in .
 
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