View Full Version : CTS-V aftermarket headlight


Stone17
02-17-2012, 08:27 PM
Who going to be the first one to buy this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CADILLAC-CTS-V-8-SMD-LED-w-HALO-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHTS-BLACK-/220955791118?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item3371fdcf0e

http://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/12001268/images/lhp-cts03jm-rs.jpg

ssinister550
02-17-2012, 08:39 PM
Damn im not at all a fan of ebay/aftermarket ricer light bs but those are DAMN clean! much better than stockers, I want! 300 bucks tho for some headlights? ouch! :bang: jus bc the title sais cadillac, even though they cost just as much to manufacture as the ones for hondas that they sell for like 100 lol

msgZ28
02-17-2012, 10:14 PM
Those................don't look bad at all. I want to see a picture of them installed though.

kl2onik
02-17-2012, 10:28 PM
think ill buy the rear led's before id get these

54inches
02-17-2012, 10:29 PM
think ill buy the rear led's before id get these

This!

LAYGO
02-17-2012, 10:34 PM
I thought these looked interesting & might look good on a Platinum:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/03-07-CADILLAC-CTS-CTS-V-CLEAR-CHROME-HEADLIGHTS-PAIR-/220950767543?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3ACTS&hash=item3371b127b7&vxp=mtr (http://outboundlink.me/ib.php?DR_id=14&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F03-07-CADILLAC-CTS-CTS-V-CLEAR-CHROME-HEADLIGHTS-PAIR-%2F220950767543%3Fpt%3DMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Acce ssories%26fits%3DModel%253ACTS%26hash%3Ditem3371b1 27b7%26vxp%3Dmtr&ibref=ls1tech.com%2Fforums%2Fnewreply.php%3Fdo%3Dp ostreply%26t%3D1516772)
http://www.speedstersource.com/NEON/HL_CADI_CTS_03_C1.jpg

Here's some other shots of the first pair:
http://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/23000548/images/lhp-cts03jm-rs-3.jpg
http://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/23000548/images/lhp-cts03jm-rs-2.jpg

What about same layout, but chrome?
http://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/23000028/images/lhp-cts03-rs.gif

CTSVBiggie
02-17-2012, 11:26 PM
FYI it says does not fit factory xenon equipped cars

LAYGO
02-18-2012, 01:20 AM
FYI it says does not fit factory xenon equipped cars

Crap! All the headlights linked here won't fit factory Xenon. Didn't read it. Odd because those crystal ones I linked look nearly identical to factory (with the obvious difference).

FYI: That seller Neon Dials is pretty awesome. I ordered my clear fogs from them & the fogs were missing part of a gasket to seal the bulb in the housing tightly. 3 months after I ordered them, I emailed them about the issue & they sent a new wiring harness part of the fogs which fixed my problem. They were really helpful & quick. They had asked for pictures & by time I had taken pictures & emailed them, they had already mailed me the new piece!

RADEoN
02-18-2012, 02:04 AM
They'll work.

UnsafeAtAnySpd
02-18-2012, 10:28 AM
That's not very expensive considering how expensive one stock light is from the dealer (around $1k). I want to see a pair of the black housing ones on a car. You could just add an aftermarket HID kit and go 55watt while you're at it.

shadyLS6
02-18-2012, 12:09 PM
fugly leds

SSmokd U
02-18-2012, 01:08 PM
I too would like to see the first set installed...

Skidmarcx
02-18-2012, 02:17 PM
I'd like to see what they look like installed... I think they'll look good without the halos lit up... the LED's look pretty cool

ssinister550
02-18-2012, 02:39 PM
[QUOTE=UnsafeAtAnySpd;15980008]That's not very expensive considering how expensive one stock light is from the dealer (around $1k). I want to see a pair of the black housing ones on a car. You could just add an aftermarket HID kit and go 55watt while you're at it[./QUOTE]

that's official

definitely, someone needs to buy these so we can see them installed!

Thats what i was thinking too.

kl2onik
02-18-2012, 03:56 PM
Funny how everyone wants to see them but noone wants to take the dive...Id only get them if my headlight was busted. But would love to see the chrome ones on silver and the black ones on the raven.

54inches
02-18-2012, 06:23 PM
They'll work.

Show us. :D

bamacaddy
02-18-2012, 07:13 PM
Well I thought I had a passenger side go out last night but it turned out to be a loose wire. If it were really gone I'd jump on these....Maybe I can convince the wife it wasn't the wire after all and get me a set. I would like to see something with the LED's.....AUDI is KILLING IT with their headlights.

SSmokd U
02-19-2012, 02:58 PM
Well I thought I had a passenger side go out last night but it turned out to be a loose wire. If it were really gone I'd jump on these....Maybe I can convince the wife it wasn't the wire after all and get me a set. I would like to see something with the LED's.....AUDI is KILLING IT with their headlights.

^^^ This

kl2onik
02-19-2012, 04:50 PM
That's not very expensive considering how expensive one stock light is from the dealer (around $1k). I want to see a pair of the black housing ones on a car. You could just add an aftermarket HID kit and go 55watt while you're at it.

Dealer, bwahahaah, who buys anything at the dealer anymore went to get a remote fixed on my sisters cts cause the key wouldn't work, the fu#Kers took out the battery and replaced it...($264) was the charge for the battery alone...wtf is that thing gold plated. Disgusting on how they take advantage of helpless old people that drive this damn car and dont know any better. Never again. As for the stock oem headlights they are abundant on ebay for around 300...and a 150 for the halogens...got mine for 200 after my accident but had to reuse my valeo steel ballast from the old light.

1972_Z-28
02-19-2012, 08:52 PM
If anyone orders a set I will buy your stock drivers side.
If I can find the rest of the parts to fix my V.

serik21
02-19-2012, 09:36 PM
Kl2onik time to change the dealership you go to, I go to Chevy dealership for all my caddy parts, got a new remote and had it reprogrammed for 79$

kl2onik
02-20-2012, 01:18 PM
Kl2onik time to change the dealership you go to, I go to Chevy dealership for all my caddy parts, got a new remote and had it reprogrammed for 79$

Well its Kelly Cadillac and its apparently the best cadi dealership in PA, and I wont ever be going back there again. Im stressing about my problem with the remote not opening my doors and the tire pressures not working. Nobody here seems to have figured out the solution with that as several people have been dealing with the same issue lately. Dreading to have to go there and getting whatever the FK reset when my car is out of the garage next week but I have no other cad dealership in the area((( Guess Chevy it is )))

serik21
02-20-2012, 03:52 PM
Try looking checking the little wire that goes from the mirror to the roof panel

ITSAV
02-20-2012, 04:57 PM
someone please buy and put pics up

kl2onik
02-20-2012, 05:05 PM
Try looking checking the little wire that goes from the mirror to the roof panel

do you mean mirror or windshield?? Oh and people keep saying its that box in the headliner behind the sunroof however even if id get one off a parts car it would still require a recet of the comp to function so either way im screwed. Weird thing is that it worked perfect when I got the car and just went out one day. And both of these things seem to be interconnected the tps and the remote/door locks.

johnny6
02-20-2012, 08:40 PM
Never falling for aftermarket Ebay lights ever again. I got the same style ones for my Camaro, same features LED light strip, angel eyres, projectors etc. They are pure junk, they don't line up at all, the little LED are constantly going out, one of the angel eyes are burned out already and the projectors suck! Even with the HID kit i still can't see a damn thing.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l156/johnny_105/Cars/cam1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l156/johnny_105/Cars/cam3.jpg

1BADCTS
02-21-2012, 08:13 PM
If anyone orders a set I will buy your stock drivers side.
If I can find the rest of the parts to fix my V.

I have an extra set I can sell/split when ur ready.

jj_z28
04-19-2012, 05:56 PM
So broke a headlight. so the ones the op posted work or no.

CTSVBiggie
04-19-2012, 09:02 PM
Buy em and let us know

jj_z28
04-19-2012, 09:26 PM
Ordering tomorrow
F it lol

Onefast V
04-19-2012, 09:42 PM
Check the cts cadillac forum. There is a guy who Installed them and runs hids.

Onefast V
04-19-2012, 10:01 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-first-generation-forum-2003/253309-new-halo-headlight-pictures-finally.html

NeverSatisfied02
04-19-2012, 11:01 PM
For some reason I'm locked out from the pics but I'm tied up
Between smoking my stock ones or going aftermarket

LAYGO
04-19-2012, 11:06 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-first-generation-forum-2003/253309-new-halo-headlight-pictures-finally.html

Double Halo lights. I like the look of these better.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-first-generation-forum-2003/255273-its-been-while-couple-updates-pics.html

Wonder . . . wonder. I don't mind fiddling with the wiring, but the output has to be AWESOME like my HID stockers.

NateT86SS
09-27-2012, 10:12 PM
Has anyone installed these yet? Will they work with the stock hid's?

etcts-v
09-28-2012, 07:11 PM
Check out Fuzzys thread a few down.

NeonRon
09-28-2012, 11:19 PM
Double Halo lights. I like the look of these better.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-first-generation-forum-2003/255273-its-been-while-couple-updates-pics.html

Wonder . . . wonder. I don't mind fiddling with the wiring, but the output has to be AWESOME like my HID stockers.

You won't like the output....think about this. No auto mfg.'s are using LED's as headlights. They're fine for a little extra light, or some accent bling but they can't compete with halogen or xenon yet.

etcts-v
09-28-2012, 11:27 PM
You won't like the output....think about this. No auto mfg.'s are using LED's as headlights. They're fine for a little extra light, or some accent bling but they can't compete with halogen or xenon yet.

That post is like 6 months old and those headlights aren't LED's there is just an LED Halo around an HID bulb. Output on mine rocks! :nod:

NeonRon
09-29-2012, 11:31 PM
That post is like 6 months old and those headlights aren't LED's there is just an LED Halo around an HID bulb. Output on mine rocks! :nod:

Oh....so the LED halo is just a running light!

You still need to be very careful when purchasing aftermarket lighting, especially when LED's are involved, and even more so if the supplier is in Asia.
LED's come in many varieties of quality but they all look the same.

I've been in the LED business for about 6 years and they've certainly come a long way but there are still a lot of LED manufacturers in Asia making inferior products and making false claims about their life expectancy and output.

If its cheap, they're probably junk....and only buy from a company in the US because Asian companies don't like to give refunds or listen to complaints.

etcts-v
09-30-2012, 02:32 AM
Oh....so the LED halo is just a running light!

You still need to be very careful when purchasing aftermarket lighting, especially when LED's are involved, and even more so if the supplier is in Asia.
LED's come in many varieties of quality but they all look the same.

I've been in the LED business for about 6 years and they've certainly come a long way but there are still a lot of LED manufacturers in Asia making inferior products and making false claims about their life expectancy and output.

If its cheap, they're probably junk....and only buy from a company in the US because Asian companies don't like to give refunds or listen to complaints.

Yeah good point, I bought these ones on the first go around and they were complete crap!!! http://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-2007-CADILLAC-CTS-V-8-SMD-LED-w-HALO-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHTS-BLACK-/290776896281?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43b3a75319&vxp=mtr

Dragman
09-30-2012, 10:37 PM
I have a 05 CTS-V with HD Xeon factory headlights. So my question is can I buy reg halogen headlight on ebay and use them in my car as in plug and play? Or can I use my HD bulbs in the Ebay halogen headlights? I am just needing a niece new lens in my car.

LS6BlackCTS-V
10-01-2012, 10:14 AM
Anyone have pics of the headlights on their V yet?

RRsV
10-01-2012, 11:32 AM
I have a 05 CTS-V with HD Xeon factory headlights. So my question is can I buy reg halogen headlight on ebay and use them in my car as in plug and play? Or can I use my HD bulbs in the Ebay halogen headlights? I am just needing a niece new lens in my car.

You have Heavy Duty Xeon factory headlights?

No, you cant use a D1S HID bulb in a halogen headlight, it wont fit. If you bought halogen headlights youd need to buy a HID kit if you wanted to stick with HIDs.

Dragman
10-01-2012, 12:36 PM
You have Heavy Duty Xeon factory headlights?

No, you cant use a D1S HID bulb in a halogen headlight, it wont fit. If you bought halogen headlights youd need to buy a HID kit if you wanted to stick with HIDs.

so I can buy Halogen light lens and use then in HD place as long as I want to use Halogen! Then will it still be plug and play if I use Halogen light Lens in place of my HD I have now??

tmonttt
10-01-2012, 03:52 PM
Anyone have pics of the headlights on their V yet?

I didn't go with the LED strip headlight, but with the dual Halo projector style lights and love them.... Here's a few random pictures of them installed with the gray trim painted black to match the inner black housing.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff254/tmonttt/C8649FE3-3B9B-4E10-A8B0-57B73B65D90A-17538-000008D3BEFED6C5.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff254/tmonttt/1028F702-8183-47A0-B1E4-111F2C19111D-17538-000008D3C8775665.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff254/tmonttt/DEFF2915-1BB6-46C9-8C29-2BD3CC7A0875-17538-000008D3CF49CF82.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff254/tmonttt/43BB33AC-50FD-4BFF-94B2-612996035B1B-17538-000008D3D678FD9D.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff254/tmonttt/26D6B742-D990-4E86-BBA1-3E1D4D27C7FC-12391-0000060E55B7A58A.jpg

LS6BlackCTS-V
10-01-2012, 04:00 PM
Nice! I like that look better I think. Would be cool to change the ring color to red maybe to? I need to do something with the headlights. It's the only thing not black anymore.

tmonttt
10-01-2012, 04:44 PM
That's why I had to do something with mine. My old stockers were cracked, pitted, hazy and looked horrible with the gray interior/border. Plus, my stock HID's crapped out on me so I was running an aftermarket HID setup anyways so that made it a breeze swapping to these.

va mike
10-01-2012, 05:03 PM
I didn't go with the LED strip headlight, but with the dual Halo projector style lights and love them.... Here's a few random pictures of them installed with the gray trim painted black to match the inner black housing.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff254/tmonttt/C8649FE3-3B9B-4E10-A8B0-57B73B65D90A-17538-000008D3BEFED6C5.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff254/tmonttt/1028F702-8183-47A0-B1E4-111F2C19111D-17538-000008D3C8775665.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff254/tmonttt/DEFF2915-1BB6-46C9-8C29-2BD3CC7A0875-17538-000008D3CF49CF82.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff254/tmonttt/43BB33AC-50FD-4BFF-94B2-612996035B1B-17538-000008D3D678FD9D.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff254/tmonttt/26D6B742-D990-4E86-BBA1-3E1D4D27C7FC-12391-0000060E55B7A58A.jpg
hows the light output vs stock?

etcts-v
10-01-2012, 05:41 PM
Not the best photo's but here's my setup:

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/c0b050d6.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/6c973d8b.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/084e2f63.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/IMG_1047.jpg

FuzzyLog1c
10-01-2012, 05:48 PM
Would be cool to change the ring color to red maybe to?

Rice.

LS6BlackCTS-V
10-01-2012, 06:45 PM
Rice.

Maybe your right..... I just thought it might look good on a black one? The red ones on the new Camaros look pretty good. Did you guys find the headlights like that on EBay?

tmonttt
10-01-2012, 08:07 PM
hows the light output vs stock?

I would say pretty close to stock output, with a nice set of HID's it has a nice cutoff and illumination is bright. Mine needed to be adjusted after installing them and afterwards they work just as well. I don't regret getting them.

jeepster666
11-17-2012, 10:28 PM
So both of the above sets still have the gray outer ring? Just the inside is black?

tmonttt
11-18-2012, 10:58 AM
So both of the above sets still have the gray outer ring? Just the inside is black?

Correct, interior of the housing is black, the exterior border is still gray. Although, it's an easy fix. Took me about an hour to do both lights.

Frostbite
11-18-2012, 11:45 PM
Do you have a link to the double halo ones posted, or is there a specific seller on ebay? The double halo look great imo.

JayBirdWs6
06-04-2013, 04:11 PM
(Fit Halogen Type ONLY, DOES NOT FIT CTS with stock Xenon HID)

But that doesnt matter right because most of the ones I've seen come with HID kits right or am I reading that wrong?

tmonttt
06-04-2013, 04:29 PM
(Fit Halogen Type ONLY, DOES NOT FIT CTS with stock Xenon HID)

But that doesnt matter right because most of the ones I've seen come with HID kits right or am I reading that wrong?

Correct, it's stating it won't work with the OEM HID setup. You will just have to wire an aftermarket HID setup in it, which most of the lights include now.

JayBirdWs6
06-04-2013, 09:33 PM
Not the best photo's but here's my setup:

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/c0b050d6.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/6c973d8b.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/084e2f63.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/IMG_1047.jpg

Ur look white but others look blue/purple?

B_ROCKS_IT
06-05-2013, 01:26 AM
I got em on, I like em....

http://ls1tech.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v/1634944-new-headlights-installed-basic-instructions-make-them-hid.html

JayBirdWs6
06-05-2013, 06:46 AM
I got em on, I like em....

http://ls1tech.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v/1634944-new-headlights-installed-basic-instructions-make-them-hid.html

any pics of them on?

B_ROCKS_IT
06-05-2013, 12:51 PM
any pics of them on?

http://s919.photobucket.com/user/IPSLLC/library/New%20Headlights?sort=3&page=1

UnsafeAtAnySpd
06-08-2013, 02:17 PM
Just thought I would add to this thread since it's been bumped. I have the dual halo lights and really like them thus far. That said, I wish I would've gone with the 55 watt aftermarket HIDs instead of the 35s. I drive my SRT8 Jeep with 55 watt fogs on all the time and have only got flashed a couple of times.

Some day I'll swap them back out for 55 watts, but won't be able to pull off the front end to do it for awhile.