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Well, it's been a long time coming, but I finally won one on Ebay on Thanksgiving morning. It arrived about a week ago an I am off for a few days starting tomorrow (Wed.), I'm going to start the conversion from column shift to full console with floor shift. Wish me luck. I'll post a progress report in the evening.

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Well, it's been a long time coming, but I finally won one on Ebay on Thanksgiving morning. It arrived about a week ago an I am off for a few days starting tomorrow (Wed.), I'm going to start the conversion from column shift to full console with floor shift. Wish me luck. I'll post a progress report in the evening.

Cool Ranger, post before and after photos. Good Luck Logan!

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i assume the shifter cable is different? i had a similar setup on another car. column shift, bench seat. i found another car with the console/bucket seats in the same color but decided to pass. the driver seat was in excellent shape except for 1 visible tear. i hope the shifter cable is not an issue and you have a warm place to do the work.

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FUN? Oh no.

I have been in touch with Logan. He gave me some ideas, but I had no idea what I was in for. It always seems easy in concept. Got the column opened up and the old console out this morning. Felt something sticky and had to stop to clean up the blood all over the seat and carpet. Got the new console mounted. Spent most of the afternoon measuring, cutting, measuring and cutting again not to mention brazing and drilling holes and a little lathe work to fabricate a mounting bracket for the column shift cable. Why couldn't GM just use the same one? Anyway, it is in and I think it will work. Now comes the hard part of rewiring. The plug on the console harness does not match the plug that connected to it from the old console. Why couldn't GM just use the same plugs? I think I may just go buy the correct plug (if I can get it) and take the old one apart and reinsert all the wires into the new one so they will mate. If that does not work I may have to start cutting wires and splicing or using crimp quick disconnect plugs on each wire. Not sure if I would attempt this job again. I'm beat.

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I find that bleeding is an important part of most of my mechanic jobs too. Mechanic gloves may be a nice holiday gift to consider as a reward for finishing this job.

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I didn't think it was that bad of a job.

The bucket seats are already there. Just remove the center armrest and the console bolts right in.

Strange #1. Floor shifter uses a different length shift cable. Ran up to a ACE hardware and had that solution in 30 minutes.

Strange #2. The rear HVAC uses a different plug.

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Just emailed you Logan. The actual console install was not bad. Spent the better half of yesterday fabricating a cable mounting bracket. Just got back from a shakedown cruise and all is well. Looks like it came that way from the factory and operates perfectly. I was able to order the mating connector from the dealer for $15. Once I get that I will have to pull each wire from the old connector and figure out which cavity it goes to in the new connector, then it will just plug in like it was a factory install. The only thing I did not mess with was the park lock cable. Looked like too much of a hassle. Also looks like I will have to live with the rubber boot on the column. The collar that the shift lever fits into is sticking above the shroud a little so I can't fab up a cover. Oh well, I can't see it anyway. Only the passenger will. Perhaps I'll come up with something later.

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Well done, Larry. Spare me the blood!

If my memory is valid, Logan was able to identify & locate the OEM pieces needed to clean up the the steering column..

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Nice Job Larry. Do you have a photo before the mod?

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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No before pics, but it was like any other.

I have been in touch with Logan, Jim. If I recall, he swapped out the steering column. WAY more work than I am going to do. I'm quite happy with the outcome and can live with the rubber boot in place. Looking forward to getting the electrical done in a week or so.

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