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    Logan got a reaction from Piter C. in Need help. Lost car keys.   
    Lots on Google.....you may need a GM MDI to do it....don't know.
    Maybe it can be done this way. Different ways depending if you have the original FOB or not. 
    https://www.programyourremote.com/classified/2018-cadillac-xts-keyless-entry-remote-fob-smart-key-programming-instructions-listing-8632.aspx
     
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    Logan got a reaction from Maurice Gagnon in Radio stopped working 95 Seville   
    I think the 1995 was the last year of that version. 
    It's not really a radio....it's just a head unit....it needs the amp too. So it may look like a self contained GM style radio....but it's just a head unit. 
    But should be pretty easy to replace. I guess it is 25 years old..so it may simply have died. 
    Be aware there are 'Bose' versions too....can't remember if those would be plug n play. 

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    Logan got a reaction from rockfangd in Inner Tie rod Boots STS 2009   
    Odd.....Just looked up the GM service manual 2009 STS. 
    No procedure to replace the boot. 
    No procedure to replace the tie rod. If the inner tie rod falls out of spec....you replace the entire rack (!). 
    A option would be to find some boots for other racks...and find one that comes as close as possible to the original.....Or find a used STS rack and get the boot off of that.  
     
    Update......there are some on eBay......looks like V6 or V8 etc does make a difference......maybe some luck there..

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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in Help, my 2009 XLR won't pass smog.   
    Nothing really there except the catalytic converter and the exhaust pipe. That may explain the O2 sensor. I think all the EVAP lines are out at the sides of the car. 
    If the SES lamp stays off after a 100-150 miles or so after clearing codes..... The system is ok. 
    Sounds like they look at a scan tool and kind of make it up as they go. Most data on a scan tool would be Greek to most folks....sounds like they are really trying to figure out how deep your pockets are. 
    In Tennessee.....they just connect a system and check for codes.....no codes and if your readiness monitors are ok you pass. All drive thru....no hoist...no visual inspection. 
     
    If the SES lamp is on.....there should be codes. Sounds like it would certainly be worth your time investing in a $100 cheapo OBDII scan tool. 
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    Logan got a reaction from rockfangd in Radio stopped working 95 Seville   
    I think the 1995 was the last year of that version. 
    It's not really a radio....it's just a head unit....it needs the amp too. So it may look like a self contained GM style radio....but it's just a head unit. 
    But should be pretty easy to replace. I guess it is 25 years old..so it may simply have died. 
    Be aware there are 'Bose' versions too....can't remember if those would be plug n play. 

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    Logan got a reaction from rockfangd in 2001 Eldorado - Electrical Hiccups, possibly faulty ground. Theft System / Airbag / Traction Control lights.   
    Your lucky if you can actually see the water getting in........many water leaks run down inside metal panels and under plastic trim panels etc. 
    Anyway.....kind of a generic Cadillac sunroof drain(s) diagram. #14 (x2) and #18 (x2). See 'View A'
    If they are connected ok up top.....they can be clogged or partially clogged or pinched and will only back up in moderate rain. 

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Seville 93 4.6 N* idle slow to come down   
    You really need to take them apart and clean.....they can look perfect just sitting there. 
    I should have asked earlier......any aftermarket stereos /tvs ....amps....alarm system.....remote starter....pocket remote unlock systems installed on the car?
     
    I prefer GM IAC motors over ISCs. GM had IACs around for over 10 years before Cadillac started using them with OBDII. ISC motors are like using a broomstick to turn on a wall switch. 
     
    Here is another lengthy post about ISC motors. Maybe you'll see a clue... 
    https://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/topic/49651-1995-eldorado-racing-idle-isc-motor/#comments
     
     
     
     
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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Seville 93 4.6 N* idle slow to come down   
    I stated 'it could be something like'......a 25 year old car....it really could be anything along that type of problem. 
    Reman ECMs can sometimes cause more problems than they fix. 
    1993 service manual......page 6E-A-46 and 47 shows the grounds for the ECM. G100, G102, G401. You need to inspect all 3.....and not just a visual....you will need to take each one apart and clean. They can 'look' ok but actually be causing a problem.  
    There is also a splice.....S234 that should be inspected very closely. 
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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Seville 93 4.6 N* idle slow to come down   
    Early GM Techline terminals used to have a PROM charts back in the DOS and IBM PS2 days. It would have specific PROM details for every GM car. You could search each and every PROM for details.
    Haven't seen those charts in 15 years. There is more to it than this PDF chart.....details like engine....FED, Canada, export emissions....trans....final drive ratio....maybe 20 Proms per car.
    Did find some info... page 63
    http://www.scotthansen.net/BCCLookup.pdf
     
    Some eBay Prom and ECM BBSX details..
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Prom-Chip-BBSX-1993-Cadillac-Eldorado-4-6L-PCM-ECM-16180517-Memcal-16200887-/223903910936
     
    To me....it seems likely his PROM is ok......it seems like a ECM quad driver issue......if he sets it on the low side....it's too slow to catch up....it wants to stall......if he sets it high....its slow coming dowm.
    It is interesting the the ECM has been replaced before for a idle issue.
    There were some goofy 1994 ECMs.....there is a TSB about those.
    25 year old car....could be something like a worn throttle shaft...weak spring...etc.
     
    Snapshot is from page 63 PDF chart.
     

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Seville 93 4.6 N* idle slow to come down   
    Actually.....the Chart 6C-6 is in the 1993 manual. The procedure is the same.....but the schematic IS different.
    It is on page 6C-40 1993 service manual. 
     
    PROMs / Memcals were around before PCs and the internet. 
    The same car may have have 25 different PROMs available for different options or markets (California, Canada, US FED emissions) manual or automatic trans or gear ratios or even different engines (Think Pontiac Grand Am...2 different 4 cylinder engines and a 6 cylinder engine available) etc.
    There may be a new PROM issued to fix a transmission chuggle issue kind of thing (technical service bulletin). 
    So a PROM was really the software for the ECM......you would buy it using a part number and insert it in the ECM as a whole unit as shown. 


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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Seville 93 4.6 N* idle slow to come down   
    Attached is a pic of the idle procedure right from the 1993 GM service manual. 
    I think it idles ok.....just takes a 'long' time to get there. Perhaps a misconception that it does take a few seconds to get there rather than instantaneous.  
    Sounds like he may be starting the car with his foot on the gas. He should not have to do that. 
    Glad he checked the cruise and gas pedal cables for freedom. 
    There is a return spring on the throttle body shaft that may be broken.  

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in 2001 Seville STS key fob not working when hot outside?   
    Odd that Duracell would do that...first I've seen or heard of them. 
    Curious....some applications are just the shell and keypad.... No circuit board. 
     
     

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Ground connection points Cadillac Seville 1998   
    It would be nice to have the factory service manual set. If you can buy a set super cheap and shipped to Europe it may be the way to go. 
    That said.....printed factory service manuals are obsolete. Just like phone books. The internet has not been kind to Helm Inc.
    There is a online factory GM service manual option. 
    https://www.acdelco.com/gmsi-gm-service-information
    $20US unlimited access for 3 days.....print all you want....plus up-to-date service bulletins. Covers 1998 and newer GM. Same thing GM dealers use.
    During your 3 days....you can easily get access to all GM vehicles....not just your select model.
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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in Stalled ABS Pump 1997   
    A quick look at the GM service manual shows no mention of a Tech1 or Tech2 being able to cycle the pump. 
    You do know the unit can be split open? Right?

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in is it possible to install another alternator?   
    I really don't understand the question.
    Where are you located? 
    There was a time where the export speedometers were calibrated to over report (show faster than actual) the vehicle speed by about 10 km per hour. Some odd law somewhere.. 
    With all the navigation and GPS stuff now....I don't think it's still used. 
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    Logan got a reaction from cdgrinci in The CAR WIZARD is shocked this 2006 Cadillac XLR has a Lotus Sized Repair Bill?!?   
    Couple of things going on...
    Pre-bankrupcy 'Old GM' car.....limited production vehicle. 15+ years old. 
    Some insurance companies are canceling policies on the XLR due to a lack of available parts. Example....used LED tail lights can cost $3000 each on eBay. 
    The internet has kind of messed up local auto parts stores. Many no longer really keep a very large inventory of parts. Most can get what you need the same day or by the next day from the warehouse.
    The XLR certainly should not be classified as a 'common' vehicle or being able to get parts just because its a 'Cadillac'. Even GM does not have enough warehouses to keep parts for every car forever. They do try to keep parts around for about 10 years.  
     
    Update......eBay shows 555 listings for XLR radiator.......also hundreds of listings on Google. Both include listings for new ACDelco units.  You can get one.....just not during your lunch hour. The car is not a Chevy Cobalt. 
     
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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in The CAR WIZARD is shocked this 2006 Cadillac XLR has a Lotus Sized Repair Bill?!?   
    Couple of things going on...
    Pre-bankrupcy 'Old GM' car.....limited production vehicle. 15+ years old. 
    Some insurance companies are canceling policies on the XLR due to a lack of available parts. Example....used LED tail lights can cost $3000 each on eBay. 
    The internet has kind of messed up local auto parts stores. Many no longer really keep a very large inventory of parts. Most can get what you need the same day or by the next day from the warehouse.
    The XLR certainly should not be classified as a 'common' vehicle or being able to get parts just because its a 'Cadillac'. Even GM does not have enough warehouses to keep parts for every car forever. They do try to keep parts around for about 10 years.  
     
    Update......eBay shows 555 listings for XLR radiator.......also hundreds of listings on Google. Both include listings for new ACDelco units.  You can get one.....just not during your lunch hour. The car is not a Chevy Cobalt. 
     
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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in Please help.   
    Couple of questions.....
    How did you determine #5 was misfiring? .....and....which cylinder do you think #5 is under the hood? 
     
    Anyway.....likely not a plug problem. #1 suspect is a bad coil. They go bad all the time. 
    On the 2005....it appears there is a early design version.....and a latter design version. I don't know what the difference is between the early and the later coils.
    If it is a bad coil....it's easy fix. Just swap it for a new one.

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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in is it possible to install another alternator?   
    Looking at the electronic GM service manual.....looks like no....it would not be plug and play. 
    Looked up 1998 Seville and 1999 Eldorado. The 98 Seville uses the water cooled generator....the 99 Eldo is using the air cooled generator. 
    1999 Eldo uses part # 12124898 harness plug at the generator. It's using a 2 wire set up. 
    1998 Seville uses part # 12186568 harness plug at the generator. It's using a 4 wire set up. 
    The engine block likely has the any and all of the mounts drilled and tapped to go either way.
    The water cooled generator looks to be fairly easy to get here in the US. About $300US with a $20 core.  

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Parking lamps stays on, no matter what..1994 STS   
    The 1992 STS owner.....was just passing thru on a round trip. 
    The third brake light was not working at all (which is a red flag to check the harness at the hinge). 
    Told him on the phone his mechanic needed to check that part of the harness. His mechanic could find no problem. 
    They removed the trunk and lid liners in order to save time when we looked at it. So yeah....a bit unusual to have the liners out.....hence us being able to take a nice clear picture of what a damaged harness looks like. Common '92-97 Seville / STS problem. 
    Went right to it....harness conduit had electrical tape around it....a dead give away......opened it up and sure enough....broken blue wire for the third lamp. Other wires in the bundle had been previously repaired before too. 
    Picture was taken after the tape and plastic conduit had been removed from the harness. 
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    Logan got a reaction from rockfangd in Parking lamps stays on, no matter what..1994 STS   
    Most if not all export cars had no keyless remotes. Some odd broadcast frequency conflict between the cars and some export countries laws. FCC type stuff. Easier and cheaper to sell the cars with no remotes than to try to comply with all the European laws. Pretty sure latter cars had them after those issues were cleared up. 
    There is actually a RPO code for remote delete....T2R. 
    Some info here..
    https://www.cadillacforums.com/threads/94-seville-sts-export-version-remote-keyless-entry.38920/
    Another dirty little secret. The German export Seville/ STS had non functioning 'dummy' third brake lights. German lighting laws on that one.....some of those cars ended up in Sweden.  
    My next suggestion was going to be about the damaged wire harness in the trunk. The driver side trunk hinge can crush the harness bundle when closed and cause phantom working and non working circuits. 
    It was easy to get a picture of a damaged harness this week.....this owner had the trunk liner removed. Wow....1992 STS....28 year old car...he's had it since new.
     
     
     
     

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Parking lamps stays on, no matter what..1994 STS   
    Most if not all export cars had no keyless remotes. Some odd broadcast frequency conflict between the cars and some export countries laws. FCC type stuff. Easier and cheaper to sell the cars with no remotes than to try to comply with all the European laws. Pretty sure latter cars had them after those issues were cleared up. 
    There is actually a RPO code for remote delete....T2R. 
    Some info here..
    https://www.cadillacforums.com/threads/94-seville-sts-export-version-remote-keyless-entry.38920/
    Another dirty little secret. The German export Seville/ STS had non functioning 'dummy' third brake lights. German lighting laws on that one.....some of those cars ended up in Sweden.  
    My next suggestion was going to be about the damaged wire harness in the trunk. The driver side trunk hinge can crush the harness bundle when closed and cause phantom working and non working circuits. 
    It was easy to get a picture of a damaged harness this week.....this owner had the trunk liner removed. Wow....1992 STS....28 year old car...he's had it since new.
     
     
     
     

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Parking lamps stays on, no matter what..1994 STS   
    Does the car have.....
    A aftermarket alarm or remote start?
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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in 2004 DTS with 116,000 driving issue   
    He's not really driving it......it will get worse pretty quick.....takes a little while to set the lean codes. 
    But what he was doing......coasting......would be maximum engine vacuum at the time which a early stage failing coupler could suddenly start to cause a problem. 
    He's at about the mileage they fail.....pretty sure the 04 is using that coupler. 
    Mine was boggy...like bad gas. It would come and go some......as the coupler can sort of reseal itself. They dont just go to instant high idle. 
    His description of a 20-30 second issue....is kind of what mine was doing.
     
     
     
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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Transmission help! 4t80e   
    The rod system works great for lowering the cradle in a controlled manner. You need rods on both L and R sides......go around and lower each nut a little bit each time.....it will lower the cradle down. 2001 Deville shown. 

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