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My 2005 SRX will not come out of Park.

The SRX will not change out of Park and at the same time the heated seats will not activate. This has happened three times now and we have had to have it towed and then wouldn't you know it, it will work great for a week or two and then happen again. The GM mechanics seem as confused as we are and say that they can't fix it unless they actually witness it taking place.
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated!!

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SOURCE: 1991 Cadillac Deville won't engage in gear

the idiots must have towed the the car by the wrong end , this will burn out the transmission in short order. Any car needs to be towed with the drive wheels off the ground, if that is not poss then the drive-shaft has to be removed.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: trying to change the transmission speed sensor(the one that can be changed by removing the front tire) on 95' cadillac deville

the vehicle speed sensor is located on the top of the transaxle on the passengers side. look for wires on top of trans axle on passengers side.if more problems finding it let me know.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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check your cooling fans. relays power and ground the wuickest easiest way is to turn on your ac if your ac system works the fans should kick on when the ac compressor comes on. also check your coolant there is a tool that you can pick up at the parts store for a few bucks. your coolant helps heat and cool your engine if the mixture isn't right the engine could overheat or possible freeze if the temps dip. also check the waterpump look for small amouts of coolant dripping or a sweet smellwhen inside the car.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Cadillac 2006 SRX XM Radio will not activate

Get your subscription refunded. There is nothing wrong with your radio. if they can't make it work, don't pay them.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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SOURCE: rear liscese plate bulbs on 05 cadillac srx

First you have to take out the one and only screw in the rear hatch door - it's where the hand pull down is you use to close the hatch.
Then you have to pop all the plastic clips all the way around the plastic door panel, trying not to pull them out from the frame . If you do pull out the white plastic plugs from the frame you better make certain you take them off the plastic housing and insert them back into their frame holes - or you will never get the housing back on.

Once you have the housing loose disconnect the inside tail gate light wire to remove the whole thing. Then you have to remove 7 to 8 nuts from the back of entire License plate, back up bulb housing using a deep socket to get in there. Work it loose from the rear of the car and it will come out just enough to work on the lights.
This is tricky since the screw mounts don't give you much room to work with.

Once you have the license plate and back up bulb frame loose you will see the two housings for the license plate bulbs on top.

Slide out the license plate bulb lens and twist the bulb connection to remove the bulbs.
Replace both of them - you don't want to do this again in a month when the other one blows.

Once you take out the bulbs you might see that the housing is melted where the bulb wanted to burn through. Drill two small holes one is each end of the housing before I put everything back together to release some of the heat.

Reverse the whole process to put everything back together. It's not easy.
Make sure you insert the cables through the opening for the hatch handle or it will kink and not work properly.

The bulbs come in a two pack of cost $4.95 .

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

SOURCE: I have a 03 Cadillac CTS and have had to replace

Replacing a thermostat once is all that is required

You put the old and new one on the stove in a pot
of water with a therometer, and watch when they open

Why would you pay $500 for that job,not once 4 times
$2000!!!!! You should be doing that type of work in your
driveway. You see the end results,learn from it

The Check Light indicates a possible system failure
The codes you get tell you what system,then it gets
complicated. You need OBD2 knowledege and possibly
trouble charts to work from
Your repair shop should solve this, no problem

Lets go with common sense
---4 new thermostats don't fail,not even one
---Your mechanic has no connection to another
private repair shop,that being a dealer,so neither
he nor the dealer is going to do anything for free

Common sense again,your warantee was 3 years,maybe 4

Recalls would never happen, even on the presidents limo,
even after the govt bail out

I would check with the dealer,in person,not the service
advisor out front.
Get into the service bay and talk to a tech about the issues
then have the service MGR pull up Tech Service Bulletins

Your shop has had these issues,have they ever solved one,
they most likely network with other shops to get answers
and should have a tech line they pay every month ,they can call.

I had a trans repair shop and I had a couple of them.

Sorry I can not give you first hand solutions,but your in the
middle of a dog & pony show,not a realistic diagnostic approach

Posted on Dec 19, 2010

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