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#1088 of 1436 2000 Catera, No radio, No heated Seats, No AC, Whats going on!?
Jun 22, 2009 (11:32 am)
I have been searching all over and can't seem to come up with a direct answer. Please help me.
I have a 2000 Cadillac Catera. The radio does not work, it only comes on when the car is off. At the same time that went out, the heated seats did as well. Does anyone know what the problem is here?
In addition, when I turn on the air conditioner, the oil pressure drops below the red when idling, and only shows pressure when accelerating. Also, when the ac is turned on, the temp gauge gradually climbs up into the red.
I would appreciate any help. Thank you.
#1089 of 1436 Re: 2000 Catera, No radio, No heated Seats, No AC, Whats going on!? [jared0029]
Jun 22, 2009 (3:53 pm)
radio does not work
there is a little gray box on the drivers side, forget what they call it, but you need a new one.
> Started since 2 days ago. My radio unit shuts off on its own,
> matter if its radio, CD or tape. It shuts sporadically sometimes
> 5 min sometimes after 30 min. The power goes off for like 5 minutes
> with even clock off, like there is no power to the unit at all.
> power to the unit is restored and I can turn the radio on.
> Radio unit is the type that has CD, radio and the tape.
K-134 multi-malfunction relay
GM part number 90494163
Remove the trim panel from below the steering wheel.
Remove the black vinyl covered insert that is underneath that.
With a flashlight, lay on your back head next to the pedals and look
and to the right, over by the fender.
Gray box just above smaller red box.
Twist the gray box slightly clockwise and pull up.
It should pop off it's mount.
Now remove the wiring harness plug.
the oil pressure drops below the red when idling, and only shows pressure when accelerating. Also, when the ac is turned on, the temp gauge gradually climbs up into the red.
Is the coolant the right mix of half water and half anti-freeze?
#1090 of 1436 Re: 2000 Catera, No radio, No heated Seats, No AC, Whats going on!? [jared0029]
Jun 22, 2009 (6:26 pm)
My 2000 is the same way. The oil pressure goes way down when it gets hot. My AC don't work so it won't pull it down but the low oil pressure is common on these cars. I don't know what you can do . I was thinking about useing a 5/20 oil.
My car radio comes on when it wants to and goes off when it wants to. When I first got it the radio only came on when the car was off and I changed a bad fuse and it worked. I would be careful about the heated seats because , from what i hear, they catch on fire. My car smells hot to but the gauge doesn't show it. You would be well severed to read all the old post on this site.
Are all your engine fans working and maybe you could take out your thermostat like we did years ago so a car wouldn't overheat but then you need to put it back in for winter.
#1091 of 1436 new 2000 Catera owner
Jun 28, 2009 (6:44 pm)
just bought this car for my son and noticed it has some problems three days after we paid for it. the battery and oil pressure gauges dont seem to work, the temperature gauge goes all over and for some reason a TCS light kicks on and decelerates the car for no reason. any suggestions other than shooting it? i am wishing i had found this site a few weeks ago.
#1092 of 1436 Re: new 2000 Catera owner [bsbs4]
Jun 29, 2009 (12:51 am)
I would get a shop manual for him and get aquainted but they are actually not bad cars especially if u take good care of them dont waste ur time with a dealership because that is not the only waste. I have had mine a year crank sensor went out thats it. 450 at dealership or 60 to 120 ur self. Otherwise I love it. Oh yea I've droven 16,000 miles dont believe people who bought used car and expected new car performance.
Jun 30, 2009 (5:35 pm)
:mad : I have a 2000 Catera with two issues 1. there is a overheated odor coming from the engine but its not overheating.
2 On the dashboard the TBS ABS Check Engine lights as well as the speedometer acting sporatic all at once, when speedometer works lights go out.
#1094 of 1436 Re: [KarenS] my catera is missing so bad
Jul 02, 2009 (6:47 am)
I have had this vehicle for some time now we park it will not start finally it started but it as been missing so bad TC/ABS/CHECK ENGINE as come on pls tell me what do I need to do I really love that car and willing to fix it :sick>>>>>>>>
#1095 of 1436 Re: [KarenS] my catera is missing so bad [jonnylove39]
Jul 02, 2009 (10:43 am)
The first thing you should do is replace the CKS (crankshaft position sensor). You don't say how many miles are on the car but I assume it is at least 60K. CKS is about a $50-$60 part on line and anyone with minimal mechanical ability can install it (no after installation adjustments or settings required). Cadillac dealer part & labor cost will be $400 to $500. Once that is done if car still isn't starting and running well, you should come back on site here and we'll go to Plan B. Good luck.
#1096 of 1436 Re: [KarenS] my catera is missing so bad [jonnylove39] [gnguru]
Jul 03, 2009 (6:08 am)
yes check the crankshaft position senor and for the tc light and check engine its going to be the abs control mod and that will take care of everything for you trust me i have done all of this already....
#1097 of 1436 Replacement Battery
Jul 05, 2009 (9:11 am)
My wife left the ignition on overnight in our 2001 Catera.Now the car won't crank. A friend suggested the 5 yr old battery was overstressed being on overnight.
Wallmart says they have a new battery for $65..Advance Auto Parts says the Catera needs a special battery for $150.
Has anyone tried the Wallmart replacement?