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Cadillac Escalade Maintenance and Repair



  • here is website to check software updates

    Also, sorry about my misspells didn't notice until read back
  • Love my new escalade, but each half of the truck from side view are two different colors. Front half darker than rear half. To pay extra for white diamond and get this paint job, not happy. Also right rear door is not flush with body and was adjusted by dealer, then by dealers body shop. Still not aligned. Anyone else have these problems or advice on what I should do?
  • did you ever find out what the problem was? My 2000 caddy dies if I don't drive it for 3 days, something is draining my battery. Any ideas?rebeccaf
  • when i push the gas pedal completely to the floor the vehicle does not move there's this revving up of the engine as if the vehicle is in neutral i've replace o2 sensor catalytic convertor,plugs,fuel filter cleaned the injectors.i've read numerous replies on similar issues is this normal for this vehicle? anyone else experiencing the same problem? have not taking to dealer yet why the hesitation and sputter?
  • The problem you described just happened to me this morning. Did you ever get yours fixed? I've had a number of electrical problems with my 2003 ESV, including several blown fuses, power window and heated mirror malfunctions all within the past year. I am currently working with to resolve. This is just the latest problem.
  • Hello,
    Glad to hear someone is happy with their Escalade. I just bought mine a few days ago. A 2003, I do have one questions for you, if I may ? It didn't come with an owners maual because we bought it privately. We are able to get the DVD player to play, I see it but we cannot hear it. Is your DVD player under the rear passenger seat ? And if so, how do you get audio and adjust the volume ????? My kids are watching with no sound.....please help. I know noone else in the are with one and can't ever get in touch with the previous owner.
    Thank you for any help.
    Kym :)
  • Hi everyone, Just purchased my 07 escalade 2 weeks ago. Haven't had any problems so far, however I'm curious to know if there is some way to play the in-dash DVD while driving? I heard there could be a wire of some sort that can be disconnected. ;)
  • awf_axisawf_axis Posts: 136
    The newer '07 GM's all use computer bus connections between the Nav, Audio, Engine, etc. It takes more than just a wire. Consider that a common bus is like a USB cable. Signals, rather than live wires, do all the work for sensors, NAV and such. Even your stereo handles the beeps and bongs in place of separate devices. Costs less.

    Now, there are two companies that have developed solutions, but both are still buggy. One system creates a situation where the volume doesn't work when the DVD is engaged up front (CoastalTech).

  • Hi,
    I realize that your message was from 2 years ago, but I am having this same problem with my escalade. Did they ever figure out whether it was a recall or not?
  • Dealer claims phantom wipe is 'by design'. Says Cadillac intended it to do a single wipe up on starting up so that you know the wipers are on. uh huh.

    Hesitation - having issue when I press on gas when cornering or doing between 35-40 - around town speeds - and you press on the gas and the engine actually lowers RPMs and sounds like it's bogging down, until you finally press the gas hard enough for it to kick up a gear. I complained last time it was in and they re-programmed it and now it seems worse.

    Had the '07 now for 6 weeks and it's been in the shop twice now - both over night.
  • awf_axisawf_axis Posts: 136
    The phantom wipe does have a fix. Caddy has a firmware module update that has been available for months, so the dealer is giving you a line. shows:

    BCM (Body Control Module), Wiper Control - Part # 15924898 CVN # 0000E48F (New software for improved operation including a fix for phantom wipe when rain sensing is enabled).

    There have been 2 more upgrades since then as well. Current part # is 25779880 CVN # 00008143.

    This is quoted from GM's service site. Go to the address above, and put in your VIN number. It shows all kinds of software upgrades for your specific vehicle. For each category of module you find, the most recent is on the top.

    The transmission is another topic that has numerous upgrades as well. I current have an 4-5 shift flare, which is also identified on the TIS web-site. I have to schedule an appointment for this soon.

  • zzz1zzz1 Posts: 1
    Try tuning the radio to 88.7...
  • I have seen many posts about the 2003 ESV that will without warning, not start. Has anybody determined the cause of the mysterious problems in our top of the line vehicles. I checked fuses, starter, and anything I could without taking much apart. I had it towed today and will report to you when and if the problem is solved. Does anybody know?
  • In my 03 the sound for the entertainment system can be found by going thru the source selection switch with the dvd player on. The option for the DVD player will appear and become available IF the DVD player is on.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Just a suggestion, but turning off your CAPS LOCK and inserting occasional punctuation marks will make it easier for people to read your message and make it more likely for you to get a reply. :)

    tidester, host
  • awf_axisawf_axis Posts: 136
    Sorry, I couldn't resist...

  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Sorry, I couldn't resist...

    I noticed you did not reply to jezell's question. Could it be the use of ALL CAPS and lack of punctuation? Sorry, I couldn't resist ...! ;)

    tidester, host
  • Sorry,I couln't resist.. GET A LIFE MORE ON HA HA!!!!
  • I have a 2002 Escalade and I have had it towed 5 times because it just wouldnt start. They put in 2 fuel filters so far, but it keeps happening. The last time I had it towed to the dealer it started when it got there. The other day I went to have it towed, again, and the tow driver said this has happened to him before, so he got under and hit the fuel tank with a 2 x 6 and guess what, it started. Anyone hear of this happening to them?
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