Babydon Posted June 2, 2008 Report Share Posted June 2, 2008 So my bulbs went out on me and I contacted my GM dealer for an estimate . I gave him my vin and he said that my vehicle has the HID option and will cost a small fortune to replace. Over $700 a bulb not including labour... Wow... That's at least $1700 for sure. I did a bit of research and with the Cadillac god's smiling down on me I found a cool guy with his own lighting business in my area. Turns out the guy is a veteran at Mercedes Benz - electrical tech and MB specialist. (too bad he wasn't GM) Anyway, he runs the lighting on the side since so many people are converting to HID. I explained my problem and he said we may have to do some cutting and modifications to have the HID conversion fit my car. After removing the head lamp and pulling out the giant ballast, turns out no mods were needed, the bulb fit like a charm and the ballast I got is much smaller than the GM/Philips that was there originally. The new ballasts I got are also digital, whereas the orignal are magnetic. Installation was a breeze and now my lights are bright white with a slight tint of blue. (6000k) 3 months parts & labour, 1 year parts - he even through in a beer when we were done. He also educated me a bit during the installation. Total cost after we finished our beer - $260!!! Will be doing my fog lamps soon same lights to match. On top of that he referred me to his buddy who went to the same school as him but took the GM route while he took MB - nice guy. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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