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2003 Cadillac CTS Base 4dr Sedan

2003 Cadillac CTS
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
19 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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June 9, 2008, 2:09 pm


Question: How hard is it to upgrade to HIDs?

Are there any aftermarket kits available? How much should labor run?

June 10, 2008, 5:01 pm

David V

HID kits are not that difficult to install and generally entail swapping out the bulbs and installing the electronics and ballast systems for the Xenon gas. However, keep in mind that many of the kits on the market are not DOT compliant and may cause a headache, not just for other drivers, but for you if a patrol officer figures out that you are running an after market system that has not been DOT certified. An alternate, simpler and less expensive solution for improved nighttime visibility is to consider upgrading your factory halogen bulbs to something like a Sylvania Silver Star bulb - available at most auto arts retailers. This is a simple plug-and-play upgrade that is worth trying before deciding on aftermarket HIDs. If you are still set on the HID swap, consider buying the factory package from a wrecked car - it could end up saving you a lot of headaches in the long run.

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February 28, 2009, 2:02 pm

Matt D

well i reccomend that you look on ebay for just the bulbs for your vehice. you do not need the whole kit.

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