2001 Cadillac STS V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 105000 miles
2001 Cadillac Seville STS - My passenger side low beam headlight recently quit working. I thought that I could just replace a bulb, but it turns out that it has the OEM HID system. Once I realized this I tried swapping the "good" lamp from the drivers side but it still doesn't work so I assume the the problem is with the ballast.
I have two questions:
1. Where are the HID ballasts located on this car and how do I get to them in order to replace them?
2. Is there a less expensive ballast replacement option for this vehicle? On-line GM parts sites list the replacement ballast at ~$600 and sell it for ~$430 each. After market ballasts can typically be purchased for $40-$80 each. The GM parts sites also indicate that the original ballast is no longer available and that an adapter cable cable will be required for an additional $30 to make the replacement ballast work. This suggests to me that the replacement ballast is a standard ballast that could be purchased for significanly less $ if I just knew what to buy!
I have already located two new D1S lamps for $45 for the pair (GM wants ~$300 each!) And I would go ahead and replace both ballasts and both lamps if I could figure out where to buy the ballasts for a reasonable price.
I have searched the internet for a couple of days and not been able to find the answers to these questions! So, your help with this would be gratly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Thursday, October 1st, 2009 AT 12:18 PM