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I have a 2004 Cadillac deville that was vibrating and shaking at highway speeds, I had the tires rebalanced, wheel bearings put in, and it ended up being the front strut mounts worn out, had to replace the mounts and struts and get an alignment.
Ok, I don't have a direct answer. But I need to pull the entire glove box on my wife's 2005 Deville to put a 6-disc CD changer in there - had to get to the wire that connects the changer, which is in back of the glove box. Anyway, I took out all the screws inside the glove box. It still would not pull out. To get it out, you have ... Read More
My glove box latch broke. I opened the box, and removed the latch. While the latch was removed, someone accidentally closed it. I cannot figure out how to get it opened again, to change the latch. Help?
On older Cadillacs, a few years older than yours, there are known failures where the blower usually just keeps blowing after the car is shut down. This is usually the blower control/controller unit, which, I think, sits on top of the AC/Heater exchanger unit under the passenger side of the dash. This is the 'box' that controls the auto temp control. Yours is the first time I've hear about the blower ... Read More
www.cadillacforums.com has areas on it's site that will tell you how to push certain buttons on the dash and put the car into 'diagnistic' mode. This will then display all 'codes', both current and history. This site then also has areas that describe what each of the codes mean. A very limited description, but a description. Cadillacs have a very good self-display capability for 'codes'. Few autos have this. Your car ... Read More
Hello everyone, I am new to the Cadillac world having just purchased a 2004 Deville DTS. what a great car. I did a lot or research read all the horror stories about the N* but I am still glad I bought the car. I was scaning thru older post's and noticed everyone's concern about oil consumption. The reason the N* uses oil is because it is desinged that way. The N* ... Read More
Thanks for the congrats lady. But I just got the base Deville. I like the base Deville's a little better than the DHS & DTS. And the reason is a silly one. Its because of the digital dash board. On the DHS & DTS I noticed that the dash board had both, the dial speedometer & RPM gauge, along with the digital speedometer. I didnt like the dial speedometer & RPM ... Read More
Zim, I'm in florida so there are quite a lot of Cadillacs down here, and I found the ones with low mileage 19000 to 30000 miles were (02,03,04) were about 19 thou to 24 thou - and that was for base devilles, not the DHS (DHS was very hard to find)- but if you have a trade and can bargain it should bring it down - it depends on the dealership ... Read More
I have been shopping around for either a 2002 or a 2003 Deville now foor about a month now. And I have narrowed it down to two of them. But I live in Massachusetts and it seems like every one that I look at with about 50,000 miles is from $16000 to $19000. And every one of them that is under 50,000 is over &20,000. When I look down in the ... Read More
I own a 2004 Deville and have not had the problem you mention. I certainly sympathize with you in your frustration in that in the few minor problems I have had with my 2004 I found it hard to get timely solutions. I suspect that many car companies are like this which is of course not fair or ethical to the customer. If you do buy another brand please post here ... Read More
The rings are carboned up. Take the car out and run it floored. Let it hit all the max rpm 's in each gear. You will probably see lots of black smoke coming out the tail pipes. Do this several times. Let it coast down after each run-up, this also helps break the rings loose. I'm not responsible for possible speeding tickets, since this process should take you up to 90mph ... Read More
We have 2 04 Devilles used for a livery service. One runs perfect but the other has a major oil consumption problem. Cadillac is telling us that this is "Normal" The car uses over 3qt of oil in less than 3k miles. This is all highway travel. The Deville only has 50k miles on it and is under warranty. Has anyone else had problems with Cadillac taking care of this under ... Read More
Had the 2004 Deville in for regular oil change today. It turns out that the coolant level was a little low so in fact the computer message was correct when it posted the check coolant level about a month ago. When I stopped at a local service station when the message flashed they had said that the coolant level was okay but it was evidently low when we did the fluid ... Read More
I agree that on Cadillacs with an oil life indicator, you should go by the indicator. When you have a sophisticated measure of when the oil needs to be changed, why guess?
A lot of people, some of them with professional knowledge of Cadillacs, say to follow the oil life indicator. Wait until it gets down to 10%, and then change. For most of my life I've changed oil, and filter, at 4,000 miles (or every year if I'm driving it less than 4,000/year). I've felt this is a very conservation schedule compared to the 6,000 or 7,500 or even now 10,000 mile ... Read More
I figure that Cadillac knows more than I do about a tire that is suitable for a particular model. When my Michelins wear down I intend to replace them with the same tire and model unless Michelin doesn't make the Symmetry by that time. Then I'll put on what they consider a replacement for it.
I had mentioned a while back that I was considering a second car as a backup and change of driving experience for my 2004 Cadillac Deville. The local Ford dealership had a 2005 Mercury Sable LS with only a little over 1600 miles on it and nicely equipped with CD changer, wood and leather steering wheel, Silver mettalic paint, chrome wheels, upgraded stereo system, leather seats and a few other options. ... Read More
You said " I spoke with customer service about a loaner, they will provide me something basic but will consider a car similar to my 2004 Deville. I called Cadillac customer service in Michigan for information and assistance. I had a rep. that could have cared less" Read your manual. Read your warranty. Neither says you will get a loaner when your car is being repaired. If, out of the goodness ... Read More
The drip so far is small limited to a few drops overnight in the garage, I have put plastic sheeting down to protect garage floor. The initial response from the local Cadillac dealer was to say that the repair will be covered by warranty but they have not put the car on the rack to inspect. Appointment is Friday. I spoke with customer service about a loaner, they will provide me ... Read More
I was surprised to find an oil spot under the front of my car this morning. I immediately called the dealer to ask if I could bring it in to inspect. Upon putting it on the rack we discovered an oil seal leak that was showing moisture in the bottom center section. My dealer is an independent family owned in same location for over thirty years. He called the local Cadillac ... Read More
I enjoy my 2004 Deville very much but would rather not take it out in windy rainy weather. I picked up a small but nasty rock chip recently in these circumstances. The local Ford dealer around here has two 2005 Mercury Grand Marques with under 20,000 miles on them. They are asking around $18,000 for them. Having been accustomed to Deville for several years I wondered if I would be satisfied ... Read More
Yes I can understand your concern about build quality issues. Another factor to consider is fuel economy, Deville can get up to 30 MPG if driven with a light foot. I doubt the 300C would do much better than 25-27 at best. Am guessing that fuel prices are currently near the bottom of their range for the next year. The Deville as you know will run on regular, the 300C requires ... Read More
Am finding your posts on Northstar vs Hemi helpful and informative. I currently own a 2004 Deville but have owned Chryslers in the past, most recently a 1997 LHS, with the V6, 214 HWP. I wouldn't mind owning a 300 C for a second car but at least for now Cadillac is number one with me. Am also considering a 1998 or 1999 Concours for a second car. I liked the ... Read More
I don't have the owners manual in front of me but believe it says will run on regular grade (2004 model), also agree with the comment that it will give slightly better performance with premium grade. I have always used premium grade on my Cadillacs (98 required it) I am planning to check the owners manual and suggest you do the same if you have one or call Cadillac customer service ... Read More
A bit difficult to answer your questions in absolute terms. I have owned two Devilles, a 98 and currently a 2004. I have been satisfied with both cars. My main reasons for buying were, power from the Northstar, appearance (my 98 in gold was a real beauty), local dealership in small town. Jaguar, Lexus, and Mercedes do not have dealerships in my community. The Consumer Reports poor rating on the car ... Read More
Was appreciative of your sharing your direct experience with Cadillacs. I owned a 98 Deville and presently own a 2004 Deville with 23, 000 miles on it. I have had few problems with either car so far. The present car may need a tie rod adjustment in that the wheel always seems slightly to the left and the cruise on the 2004 does not function as well as the 98 did ... Read More
I appreciate your comments. It is really tough to get rid of my SLE with less than 100 miles on it but my wife likes it and since she is a realtor and spends $50 everytime she fills up her Avalanche she plans on driving it. I'll wait till fall and order a new 2006 Malibu Maxx and get rid of the 2001 Malibu. The Maxx rides like a Rolls Royce ... Read More
Actually he could have gotten a new one for $42,000 or less. I don't know what they were selling for in March but ex-rentals were going for about $25k in the fall of 2004. Most had between 20 and 28k miles on them. The Cadillac dealer saw him coming. He definately got ripped off. I assume the dealer was in a small town with no competition.
My fading memory seems to recall that late in the 2004 model year the Cadillac dealer in town was selling the base model Deville, new, after their discounts and manufactor rebates for about $36,000 or $37,000 dollars. This would be about $6,000 below 'invoice'. In this $6,000 was the rebates and 'cash to dealers'. I would bet they made about $15,000 on the sale of a 1 year old rental car ... Read More
In March of 2004 my father bought a 2004 Deville rental return with 11K miles from a cadillac dealer. It is the base model in every way except that it has a sunroof. He paid $42,000 for it in March of 2004. I get the feeling he got ripped off. Does anyone know how much 2004 Deville rental returns like his were selling for in March of last year? Thanks.
Traded a 98 De Ville with 39,000 miles for a 2004 De Ville with 15000 miles in July. Some observations: Car seems to loose a few mph after cruise is engaged and cruise light comes on. is this common in the current model De Ville? Some of the standard features in the 98 are not in the 2004 model, Examples include: cup holders in center arm rest, electronic trunk lock, and ... Read More
You're more than welcome. Here are a few other considerations, for what they are worth: 1. Cadillac dealers may go the extra mile to deal in order to retain you as a caddy customer, it won't hurt to try to exert a little leverage when dealing, especially if you know approximate invoice/wholesale prices from sites like edmunds. 2. Current model devilles (2000 - 2004) are good looking cars. I still get ... Read More