What's different on the Fleetwood export headlamps? I know the Caprice ones were glass vs. the U.S. plastic lenses, but don't know much about the Caddy.
Holland would be left hand drive and they all speak English.N0DIH said:I might have to figure out how to contact a GM dealer in Europe that speaks english!
I don't know if that kind of thing was different on our cars. I never looked at a Fleetwood before so I don't know. Sounds like they made the headlights worse for those years tho because the ones on my 1991 don't have that problem.Katshot said:Are they maybe available via a Canadian dealer?
Do you have any problems with the Silver Stars not lasting? I know from a lot of other vehicle-specific boards, like one for Tahoes and Suburbans, that owners like the Silver Stars but constantly have problems with them burning out after very little use. A lot them end up going back to the stockers to avoid the aggravation.Katshot said:To be 100% honest, the headlights aren't very good on the '93-'96 Fleetwoods but on MY car, I have found that a set of Sylvania Silver Stars and properly aiming the lamps do a world of good for your night vision. I remember there WERE at least a couple guys that ended up getting the "euro" lamps but I really don't know if they were any better.
I use the standard 9005 (high beam) and 9006 (low beam) Silver Stars.caddycruiser said:Those Silver Stars might just be a great choice then, and one I might actually be able to afford
So which Silver Star model #(s) is right for the Fleetwood? Do you just use them for the low beams or both?
N0DIH said:I picked up some Xenon Quartz (they claim 98% Xenon gas) last night at Wally World (aka, Walmart) for $17 a pair. 55w low beams. ho hum. They are whiter, but the left bulb has some odd pattern that going up on he left side, sending light in an odd direction. Not good quality IMHO. The price was ok, and they are virtually identical in bulb color/shape to the Silver Stars, so I figured I would try.
Better than stock? Yes, and no. Pattern is more floodish, but some odd rays taking off in different directions. If I turn the bulb in the socket, it gets better, but not as even as the GE bulbs I took out. I will swap left/right and see if it changes much. I am afraid I am glaring oncoming with the extra rays that aren't in the place I think they should be.
My Hella H4/H1's were the best yet in my 80 TTA. E-Coded lights (not DOT certified) 130w high beams, 90w low, and 100w high beams. So needless to say I lit up the road nicely! My 70amp alternator with blower on, rear defrost and highbeams would still allow significant battery discharge! I needed my Cad 140amp. (yes, I had upgraded wiring, you have to, things burn up without, and yes, we learned the hard way, fortunately it was only fusible links, but at 11pm at night in a very dark place on I44 near highway 140 in STL, it sucked, and killed the car battery and no one would give us a jumpstart) These lights are by far the safest lights on the roads today. And they are awesome in fog and heavy snowfall. No glare, no light above the cutoff (Katshot knows if he has H4's in his Jeep), so no light going up to bounce off the fog or snow.
I am looking to add some lights to the front for increased visibility. Had a close call with a deer and don't want to try that again.
Any recommendations on fog lights, where and what kind anymore (I drive in fog often, and factory headlights suck in fog) on the Cad? My favorite fog lights are Bosch, but I don't think they make them anymore, I can't find them. Hella is in second place, but they are not near as good as the Bosch.
I hate the idea of making mine look like addons, but I need the light for now. Nothing on top of the bumper for sure! Hidden is my preference. I was pondering putting them integrated into the front air dam, assuming I can get a new air dam to replace it when I want it back to stock.