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#964 of 2635 2000 DeVille door chime gone mad!
Sep 14, 2002 (6:10 pm)
I just purchased a used 2000 DeVille. When I got it I found that the driver door speaker was not working. I took it to my Cadillac dealer, and they said it was just disconnected. The used car dealer (not a Cadillac dealer) I bought the car from told me that there was a problem with the door chime, and that I should have the Cadillac dealer check it, but when I got the car, there was no problem, so I thought it had gone away. Now that the speaker is reconnected, the door chime goes off ALL the time the driver door is open, and the car is NOT running (when running and the driver door is opened the chime does not go off). My Cadillac dealer did a search for warranty work on the car, and found that the ignition key assembly had been replaced. I also discovered that the door electric lock button will not lock the doors. I remember from reading the owners manual that the system is programed to disable the door lock button when a key is in the ignition. I am wondering if something is causing the car to think there is a key in the ignition, thus causing the door chime and the electric lock button to not work. The electric lock button will unlock the doors, but not lock them.
Anyone have any ideas, or has this ever been discussed before? That door chime is loud and drives me nuts! Otherwise the car is a joy to drive! 25,000 miles on it, and the interior is like new.
My only other problem is that I can not drive this lovely car and enjoy it, because.....it is a hearse. It is very frustrating to spend a lot of money on a luxury car and not be able to enjoy hitting the road in it! Due to the cost of hearses, I paid more (or maybe equal to) for this 2000 used than I think anyone paid for a brand new sedan in 2000.
Sep 14, 2002 (8:34 pm)
Maybe you are leaving something in the
car turned on. Headlights, Int. lights ,
etc. How long have you had this car?
Most newer cars have a dealer warranty
and/or the remainder of the mfrs. new car
warranty. There may be a deductable
on it tho. What state are you in ?
Call that dealer and Caddy warranty
service 800 number in your owners books.
Prob. just a simple wiring problem !
You could always pull out/disconnect
The crazy chime !.....
good luck keep us posted !.......geo
#966 of 2635 Caddy Perks
Sep 15, 2002 (4:47 pm)
Since I'm somewhat new to this messageboard, I was wondering what kinds of perks most dealers offer when you bring your Caddy in for service ?
For example, I've heard that Lexus offers things like free car washes, and the like.
#967 of 2635 Really young...
Sep 16, 2002 (7:26 am)
...I'm perhaps the youngest buyer of a new Cadillac Brougham. I was only 24 when I purchased a new 1989 Cadillac Brougham in January of that year. My second new Cadillac - a base model 1994 DeVille was purchased at 29. My 2002 Seville STS was purchased just 4 months short of my 37th birthday.
#968 of 2635 richm4, couldn't agree more...
Sep 16, 2002 (8:16 am)
why gm doesn't offer the bucker seats, at least as an option, in the base deville is a major drawback for me. to spend the extra money for the dhs or dts just to get the shifter on the floor and the bucket seats, isn't worth it to me. jackg
#969 of 2635 Couldn't Disagree More
Sep 16, 2002 (8:44 am)
Actually,I like the bench. After all,how often are you going to be driving a Deville agressively enough to want to manually shift the automatic? Buckets can offer more lateral support,but when was the last time a Deville was driven in such a sporting manner.
I think buckets look a little silly in such a wide car. And the bench giver the front at least visually the perception of being a roomier cabin.
It's a nice place to rest your right hand.
And finally,it's nice to have wife or girlfriend slide a little closer when cruisin'.
Funny,but i wouldn't object to the stiffer DTS,but I'd never get buckets. I almost bought a base Deville for my wife last year,but she thought it too stodgy(I disagree),so we got a Catera.And if IT could have come with a colum shift,I'd have gone for it in a minute.
Sep 16, 2002 (5:00 pm)
The extra $$ for the DTS gets you more than just bucket seats and a floor console. Start with 25 more hp, 17" wheels, a suspension upgrade, and a few other things such as real wood(base Devilles have fake), better instrumentation, and perforated leather seating. If you the upgraded instrumentation, real wood, and a few other upgrades over a base Deville but don't want the bucket seats, get a DHS.
Sep 16, 2002 (6:42 pm)
New base 02 deville here ! The BOSS wanted
the bench seat ! So her litte doggie could
sit next to her...LOL.....Me I am lucky to
even get the shotgun seat. Gotta sit in
back to keep the kids apart !!!!!..geo
#972 of 2635 i geuss i'm surprised
Sep 17, 2002 (7:34 am)
that buckets aren't offered on the base since the
engineers made such an improvement in the handling of the platform over the previous deville, that buckets would be a natural choice. i defintely see the advantage to a bench, when it comes to snuggling or hauling people, i just think that gm could sell more devilles with the option of buckets and a floor shifter.
for me the cost difference is big enough between the base and the dhs/dts to preclude their selection. jackg
Sep 17, 2002 (5:15 pm)
I think GM figures it will make more $$$ since people will spend the extra $7,000 between the base and the DTS to get the sportier interior, analog guages, etc.