The middle bulb in the headlight

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discussion starter · #1 · apr 14, 2008

so there is the hid, for low and hig beam, at the bottom, and there is the drl at the top.

so what’s up with the middle bulb in the middle? when does it turn on?

what is it used for? i have an 08 base, and i cannot figure out if it broke or it is just for decor.

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mine is on sometimes. i thought the middle one comes on in the day, drl and the top one comes on at night with the headlights.

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middle bulbs are day time running lights, top bulbs are parking lights that work with the headlights, and of course the bottom is the hid’s for low and high beams

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middle bulbs are day time running lights, top bulbs are parking lights that work with the headlights, and of course the bottom is the hid’s for low and high beams

exactly and they are a pain in the arse to swap out. i changed out a burned out parking lamp a couple months ago, (top of headlamp assembly) and it was very difficult to get my hands back there to replace the burned out bulb. luckily i have small hands. when we get our 2009 escalade, i am going to swap out the dull looking white drl for an amber bulb to give it a more distinct look. i know i am going to be swearing up a storm trying to swap out both. hopefully they make the drl bulb in an amber color.

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i just leaving these alone, it’s almost time they get replaced anyway.

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discussion starter · #7 · apr 14, 2008

i could not see these on, but now i got it: the drls only comes on when you shift out of park. ..duh…

i drove towards the building where i work, (have tinted windows), and i was able to see the middle bulbs on.

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i have a 2012 escalade and i had the same question.the top light comes on very dim and then it stays on dim when the bottom light is onn for driving at night or dark enough to come on automatically. however, i have never been ab le to see the middle lights be on. i’ll try and see if they are on when it is daylight outside and put the car in drive.

2007 escalade esv black on black

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the parking light (up top works at night with headlights for added accent) was burned out. it was a pain to change. what is going on? it is not right for a car to make changing a bulb so hard.

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how come that parking light isn’t amber?

mine’s white, i guess, but it’s so dim, it almost looks brown.

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i replaced my drl’s with vled 6k’s that have a bluish tint and i think they look awesome.

i can see them when i pull up behind someone with a shiny back end…or i can have my wife hit the brake in drive so that i can check them out.

i had a loose connection once and my passenger side went out.

the 6k’s are too blue for exterior lights for me at night but i really like them during the day.

my parking lots and fogs are 5k.

here’s a comparison of two shots that i took of my fogs with 5k and 6k for those interested:

the middle bulb in the headlight

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i have a 2012 escalade and i had the same question.the top light comes on very dim and then it stays on dim when the bottom light is onn for driving at night or dark enough to come on automatically. however, i have never been ab le to see the middle lights be on. i’ll try and see if they are on when it is daylight outside and put the car in drive.

hdillingham, i just wanted to let you know i’m available via email at [email protected] if you’d like me to research any lingering concerns further for you! please keep us updated on your progress, whenever you get a chance.

best,

katie

cadillac customer service

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i have a 2008 escalade base.when i take it out of park, goes into “drive” my rightside headlight “drivers light” the one that comes on during the day is out. i can see that it is out in reflection of glass windows. however ,when it is i “park” both the top and middle lights are lit up. relay, switch, fuse??? need help. thanks

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fu 31 powers the drl.but i don’t know where 12 dc volts are coming from.,or where is the driving relay of it.

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so there is the hid, for low and hig beam, at the bottom, and there is the drl at the top.

so what’s up with the middle bulb in the middle? when does it turn on?

what is it used for? i have an 08 base, and i cannot figure out if it broke or it is just for decor.

the top is the parking lights,the middle is your drl’s and the bottom is your actual headlight.

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can i replace just the headlamp assembly clear cover? hit a deer with my 2011 escalade. all headlamps work (top, drl, high/low beam) but cover is banged up… spider cracked and piece missing the size of a hockey puck.

2008 escalade esv 2wd 6.2

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can i replace just the headlamp assembly clear cover? hit a deer with my 2011 escalade. all headlamps work (top, drl, high/low beam) but cover is banged up… spider cracked and piece missing the size of a hockey puck.

you cannot. you need an assembly.

2008 escalade esv 2wd 6.2

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also, the headlight assembly is expensive. hitting a deer is covered by the comprehensive coverage of your insurance policy. report the claim to them and you will only be out your deductible.

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