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Is it possible to upgrade the headlights on a 1996 STS to something with more candlepower?
 

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First, polish the lenses with a kit from www.autogeek.net or www.customchemicalpkg.com. Allow a couple of hours.

Then change to a set of GE Nighthawk bulbs or (pricey) PIAA Intense White bulbs. Do not get suckered into the 6,000+K bulbs because the bluer you get, the less light you have on the road. It looks bling, but it ain't bright. Blue bulbs are for urban "Look what I got" drivers.

A light intensity of 4,100K to 5,000 is diamond brilliant. Follow your owners manual for correct aiming. It's easy.
 

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HI im sorry did not mean to hi jack this thread i was wondering how can i tell if i have HID or standard healights in a 2000 seville
 

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Either look closely at the rear of the headlight assembly to see if there is a ballast box and wiring on the rear or close to the low beam area, or remove the spare tire cover and write down all the 3-character codes on the RPO sticker. Enter the codes into www.cadillacfaq.com/rpo/index.php. This will tell you what's built into YOUR car. (Pay attention to "1" and "I" in the codes - it makes a difference.)
 

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Either look closely at the rear of the headlight assembly to see if there is a ballast box and wiring on the rear or close to the low beam area, or remove the spare tire cover and write down all the 3-character codes on the RPO sticker. Enter the codes into www.cadillacfaq.com/rpo/index.php. This will tell you what's built into YOUR car. (Pay attention to "1" and "I" in the codes - it makes a difference.)
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Thanks for the help - where did you find the HID kit ? Is it available at the Caddie dealership ?
 
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