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Cadillac DeVille Electrical/Lighting

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  • geo9geo9 Posts: 739
    You should look for a corroded or loose battery
    cable end...............
  • tercloterclo Posts: 3
    I HAD THE SAME TROUBLE THAT YOU HAVE. WHAT IS GOING ON IS THAT THE SHOCKS ARE BAD IN EITHER THE REAR OR THE FRONT. WHAT YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IT REPLACE THE AIRRIDE SHOCKS. HOWEVER, THE REPLACEMENT SHOCKS COST $506.00. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT YOU CAN REPLACE THEM WITH ANY AIRRIDE SHOCK THAT YOU WISH (AFTERMARKET SHOCKS) WHICH WILL COST ABOUT $85.00. ALL THAT HAPPENS IS THAT THE MESSAGE WILL COME UP ON YOUR MESSAGE READOUT INSIDE, BUT THEN ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS HIT THE INFORMATION BAR EACH TIME YOU START THE CAR. IT IS VERY SIMPLE. THE HOOKUP TO THE AIRRIDE SHOCKS TO THE COMPUTER IS NOT REQUIRED ON THE COMPUTER AND WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH THE CAR'S PERFORMANCE. I HAD THIS PROBLEM AND SOLVED IT. TERCLO
  • smoogiessmoogies Posts: 2
    Hello I was looking for info about the Service Ride Control msg and I read yours. I knew the rear shocks had to be replaced but we could only find new ones for $1000. The used ones we purchased were wrong. You said you could use aftermarket ones. Could you tell me the name brande of the ones you boguth so I can purchase them. We've bought several now and I need to be sure I'm getting the right ones. Thanks so much.
  • tercloterclo Posts: 3
    HI. IN RESPONSE TO YOUR QUERY. I BELIEVE THAT I USED AUTO ZONE OR ONE OF THE CHEAPER OUTLET STORES. GOING TO THE DEALER IS NOT UP FOR OPTION, WAY TO EXPENSIVE. ALL THAT IS REQUIRED IS A GOOD RIDING AIR SHOCK, MAYBE IN THE 75.00 TO 150.00 DOLLAR AREA. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD A PICTURE OF THE SHOCK OFF INTERNET AND THIS WILL GIVE THE GUY AT THE STORE SOME IDEA AS TO WHAT YOU WANT. ALSO, HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO CROSS REFERENCE IN HIS BOOKS AND FIX YOU UP WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM. ONE THING YOU MUST REMEMBER IS THAT THE SHOCK YOU ARE REPLACING NEED NOT BE THE EXACT ONE THAT IS ALREADY THERE. JUST GET A GOOD RIDING AIR SHOCK OF ANY BRAND. HOPE THIS HELPS YA. REGARDS, TERRY. ONE MORE THING. THERE IS NO REPLACEMENT FOR THE SHOCK THAT WILL HOOK UP TO YOUR COMPUTER IN THE CAR, GM CHANGED ALL THAT. JUST A GOOD AIR RIDING SHOCK IS ALL THAT IS REQUIRED.
  • smoogiessmoogies Posts: 2
    Thank You very much for your response. I manage a used car lot in Nova Scotia and we've been trying to get this problem fixed. We didn't really want to spend the $1000 per shock so this is a big help. Thanks again for a speedy response.
  • geo9geo9 Posts: 739
    Check out Arnott suspension parts or Boston struts.
    Much cheaper than the $pendy active GM OE struts.
    Ask over at http://www.caddyinfo.com for links and
    more info.................
  • jdobbsjdobbs Posts: 2
    YOU CAN GET RID OF THE CODES STARTINT WITH THE WARM AND OFF BUTTON BUT WHY DON'T YOU TRY JUST DISCONNECTING THE POSITIVE CABLE FROM YOUR BATTERY FOR ABOUT FIVE OR SIX MINUTES THEN HOOK IT UP AGAIN!
  • 04cad04cad Posts: 131
    Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket conversion to change the annoying horn honk when locking the doors with the remote to a less offensive "chirp"? When I have the horn honk enabled, the horn honks on the first push to let me know they locked. My 2006 Chevy Silverado does not honk the first push, only on the second push, so if you are at a motel late at night, or somewhere you don't want to bother people, you can push it once to lock it without a honk disturbing everyone nearby. As far as I can tell with the DeVille, it is either on (honks on first push) or off (doesn't honk ever). Oh I forgot to mention the only positives of the horn honking instead of a chirp noise is the couple of times in Disney parking lots I have toyed with people trying to find their vehicle by pushing their remotes and listening for the horn, one young couple laughed that maybe they should take the Caddy instead of their vehicle. Thanks
  • geo9geo9 Posts: 739
    04............My 03 Deville has a setting on the Driver
    Info. center stating if you want the horn to sound upon
    locking the doors with the remote or not.

    I can only assume a 04 is the same? Have you checked you
    DIC options?
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    Believe there is a section in the owners manual that will show the options for locking and the horn. If unable to locate there suggest you contact onstar center during the week and daytime hours as they will often transfer you to a dealership service department that will answer your question. I do not like the horn sound on locking and have programed it out, just don't remember what I did, was two years ago when I got the car. I like the idea of a chirp instead and if you find out how to do this will appreciate
    your posting here. My car is a 2004 Deville.
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Read the owners manual?

    What an engaging proposition.

    There is even an index in there.
  • 04cad04cad Posts: 131
    No, I haven't checked the manual, why would I? The drivers information center would, I assume, offer me any and all options to set the horn honk on lock preferences. So far what I have seen is either on or off, no chirp, no honk on second push of key fob (like Chevrolet trucks, just on or off). I will look at my owners manual for a chirp option, but I will guess, since I haven't heard any DeVilles chirping when locked, that it isn't a factory option. Thanks for the suggestions anyway. Bob
  • sls002sls002 Posts: 2,788
    For sound effects on the GM security systems, the horn is used. Systems that "chirp" have a chirping device and are not a GM security system.

    I have my Seville setup to flash the lights when the doors are locked with the key fob. I usually lock the doors with the lock button on one of the doors when I leave the car rather than using the key fob. That way I know that the doors are locked.
  • 04cad04cad Posts: 131
    I guess no one actually read my first post. I know that a chirp is not a GM factory option. I am wanting to purchase an after market upgrade that will change the lock signal from the horn to a chirp if one is available. Also I believe if you read up on the door lock system, you may find you have to use the key fob in order for the security system to be activated. If you use the door lock button the security system is inactive. At least that was the program the last time I bothered to read about the door locks. We have traded for an 05 DeVille and found the seats are so much more comfortable without the heated/cooled seats. We do miss the memory seat function. Thanks for the replies.
  • sls002sls002 Posts: 2,788
    On my 2002 Seville the security system is armed when the power door locks on the doors are used. I do not know if Cadillac has changed things since then.

    I personally find chirps to be just as annoying as horns.
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    If I were looking for an after market item such as the chirp, I would try the following: Check with the service advisor at the dealership nearest to you or one that you trust, ask them if they can recommend an after market electronics store that specializes in auto electronics. If that doesn't give you the lead to finding the after market chirp product than I would check the yellow pages of your phone book and look under auto stereo systems and or electronics. I added an after market stereo stacker to a car once and the dealership arranged for both the vender and the installation of the stacker. Depending on your relationship with a Cadillac dealer you may also get this type of assistance. Between the dealership and the yellow pages I think you will find the product you want. As a last thought,
    suggest you ask anyone your in touch with who they would recommend if they don't have the product themselves. Using the above approaches I think your chances of getting results are fairly good if in fact the addition is practicable and affordable. Best wishes and let us know what happens.
  • Hi, I drive a 94 Concourse Deville. I have replaced my map sensor 3 times in the last 2 months. The car would work fine for one to two weeks after the replacement then I would get the PO32 error code. Also after I replaced the map sensor for the first time the car would struggle getting started and has continued to have hard starts for every following map sensor I replaced. I have replaced the connector to the sensor and have gone through the Gm Diagnostic tree to the best of my abilities with no avail. The car also seems to start better on cooler less humid days. If anyone might know what is causing these problems any advice you may have would be greatly appreciated.

    Sincerely

    Mike
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    One or more leaky injectors (hot start problem).

    Leaking fuel pressure regulator (cold start problem).

    Or.... is it the other way around?????

    Wait a minute. Is this motor a Northstar? The above info is for a Northstar.
  • Hello, the above info is for the 4.6 Northstar engine. vin code "y"

    Thanks

    Mike
  • 04cad04cad Posts: 131
    Thanks for the helpful advice. When I get a moment I will definitely talk to the dealership. After the last service visit when they got greasy footprints on the driver's floor mat we will be going back to speak to the manager anyway. They usually put paper mats down, but for some reason this time they didn't... bad move. If GM really wants the title "World Class" I think they are going to have to straighten out some of their dealerships. I hate complaining about them all the time, but it is pretty obvious the dealerships must have too many customers the way they treat the ones they have.
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    I totally agree with you on the dealership issue. I have found both GM and Ford dealerships to provide mediocre service at best. I actually do my oil changes on my 2004 Deville at the Chrysler dealership which I have found to provide better service than either Ford or GM. The companion car to my Deville is a 2005 Lincoln T. C., bought recently but expect to try Chrysler dealership for oil changes for it too. My question would be are the Japanese builders exercising more oversight over their dealerships and is that one of the reasons that Toyota and
    Honda are getting higher ratings than than Ford & GM? I have never owned a Japanese car but am somewhat frustrated with the attitude and service received at the big two.
  • Have 2002 purchased in 2004; wheel sensors left front had to be replaced; now right front sensor needs replacing. Now have check stability light with ABS Brake and other lights that won't go out. Dealer checked today-will cost $2000 to repair. Trying to keep this short. We are frustrated--Has anyone experienced this problem?
  • 04cad04cad Posts: 131
    I didn't see where you said how many miles this car has on it? Have they checked the front bearings? My daughter's car had a sensor problem, the dealership said it wouldn't be dangerous to drive it that way, later on the bearings turned out to be going bad. The sensors and ABS are all close to the bearing area on some, maybe all, GM vehicles. This could be the start to a bearing problem if the car is around 100,000 miles.
  • josh20josh20 Posts: 2
    It has 90,000 miles.
  • 04cad04cad Posts: 131
    I believe all of the late model GM products have a second generation air bag that is safer for smaller occupants compared to the first generation air bags that were reported to have dire consequences for smaller occupants. Their trucks once had a switch so you could turn the air bags off when necessary, the late models do not have this switch.
  • 2002 standard NorthStar engine - 225K miles - when car is moving on a level concrete road, it will accelerate andhold a speed of about 60MPH with no curise control and no pressure on the accelerator. Putting tranny in Neutral while vehicle is in motion results in idle speed of between 2,400 and 2,600 RPM until car runs out of gas (for you guys who want to know How Long?) or until the vehicle comes to a complete stop. Within 3 seconds after complete stop, the idle speed takes about 5 seconds to gradually reduce to 1,400 to 1,600 RPM. Have changed all sensors called for in error codes. Cleaned throttle body.

    Cold start idle is normal until engine reaches normal operating temperature, then it speeds up.

    I am not a mechanic, but I sincerely believe this is not caused by some sticky accelerator or other strictly operator controlled mechanical reason. It is in the computers somewhere - of course, I already told you I ain't no mechanic - or service tech either. THANKS fo your help.
  • dhs1dhs1 Posts: 6
    Anyone know the trick to replacing the bulbs that illuminate the license plate on a 2001 Deville DHS? You can't access the bulb from inside the trunk so there must be a way to just remove the plastic transparent cover on the outside, but I don't want to break it in the process.
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    First thing to always check - for a floormat that is hanging on the acc pedal, although this doesn't sound like it. Floormat would not return to lower speed in nuetral.

    Next, did you said you cleaned the throttle body. Did you clean just the tube, or did you also clean the throttle butterfly valve. And clean it good, both the front and back of the valve. Was there a ridge of [non-permissible content removed] where the valve closes on the intake? You must scrub the gunk off with a toothbrush and carb cleaner, front and back. The back will be much worse. The gunk will cause a Northstar to actually have the throttle hang.

    Mechanical binding of the throttle cable?

    On the 1997 Northstar I messed with, there is an Idle Control Valve on the intake. There is a (what's it called, the thing that feeds exhaust gas back into the intake??) The idle control and EGR (that's the name, exhaust gas recirculation) valves are right there on the intake, by the throttle valve, and these can be taken off and the passages checked and cleaned. An Idle Control Valve usually has an electrical solonid on it, do not get carb cleaner into the electrical part. But clean passages. There is also a Mass Air Sensor on the intake. I've never taken a Northstar appart, only a Ford Ranger. It has very fine wires inside that can be cleaned by spray electrical cleaner, I think carb cleaner is too strong for these. Be very careful with Mass Air, the wire is very fine. Do not touch.

    All these effect idle and at high milage can be gunked, dirty , etc.

    Anyway, something else to check.

    You have high milage on this car.
  • Hi board,
    First time posting on the site. I'm 30 and recently purchase a 2001 Deville DTS with 79,000 miles. Very happy with the car but a ER.2 message appears on the dash before i start the car and leaves after it starts. What does this message means. I'm still under warranty and want to fix any problems as soon as i can. If anyone can help thanks.
  • just bought a 98 Cadillac Deville Concours,,, for $800.00,,, I don't really know if it was that much of a steel... as far as driving it seem to b ok... but every time i start the car the truck pops open... i have to get a jump every time i start the car... is it alternator and electric problems... i am nervous on taking it to a shop thinking they might rape me... has any 1 had this problem...the guy who sold me the car said that it really ain't nothing.. but i'm getting tierd off staring the car and having to get out to close the truck... is this a big problem to get fixed...
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