What's Wrong With the Cadillac CTS Headlight Assembly?
When dusk sets in, the first thing that a driver should do is to switch on the headlights. Even though you practically use this every night whenever you drive on your way home, it's quite inevitable for the Cadillac CTS headlight assembly to falter. It could be because it hasn't been inspected for a long time or the assembly is filled with dirt. Either way, the best thing you can do is to troubleshoot it whether or not you should already have it replaced.
Foggy headlight assembly
It's inevitable for the headlight assembly to become fogged up especially with the road and weather condition. The lens of the assembly is the one affected directly and this can get damaged especially if too much moisture has built up. Dirt and debris that enter can also obstruct the flow of light from the assembly. You can always get this cleaned, but if you want it to look good as new, then the best thing to do is to replace the lens so that the whole Cadillac Cts headlight assembly can give its optimum brightness.
Flickering headlight assembly
There are a lot of reasons why the headlight assembly flickers on and off; it can be caused by a loose light bulb. Check if the bulb is securely in place; otherwise, carefully adjust it in the socket. If that's not the case, it may be because of an electrical problem. The wirings have probably loosened, thus interrupting the flow of the current. Go to a mechanic and have this inspected and repaired.
Dimming headlight assembly
Dimming is normal especially when you haven't replaced the headlight assembly. It happens when a strain is placed on the car's electrical system. Sometimes, the headlights dim when the electrical systems, such as automatic windows and radio, are working at the same time. The culprit here is a weak alternator. If this happens, the battery would lose power to and later on cause the headlights to dim. The best thing to do is to replace the battery of your Cadillac CTS or the alternator so that you won't have to experience a dimming headlight assembly.