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#1 of 167 Cadillac Fleetwood
Jul 03, 2003 (6:10 pm)
Anyone else here have a Fleetwood, specifically the rare 1993-1996 models?
We have a 1992 Buick Roadmaster Ltd. and just bought a matching 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham that we'll be picking up next weekend. As I said, these things are rare (it was hard to find the right one...really hard!), but I wanted to see if anyone on Edmunds had one and maybe we could start sharing information here, including pictures!
#2 of 167 norbnancy
Jul 04, 2003 (6:54 am)
Are you here yet?? I really want to hear about your '93 Brougham! I have some pics of ours...hopefully you have some too!
#3 of 167 Pics...
Jul 05, 2003 (1:09 pm)
I'm going to post one or two of the '93 Brougham we bought soon to keep this thread alive (I hope!).
#4 of 167 beach15 Fleetwood
Jul 10, 2003 (2:43 pm)
Thanks for the note on the Buick board. My 93 Fleetwood Brougham has 110000 miles and looks new. It has every option except Sliding roof and CD player. The original purchaser got sold on a set of chrome wheels. At first, I didn't like them as I tend tobe a purist with my cars. However, they grew on me and now I like them. The only repairs to this car, other than maintainance, was a A/C compressor and condenser, starter motor, radiator, and rear automatic antenna. I use the Fleetwood mainly for my trips to Florida and occasional driving in this area. I am aware of 4 other 93 - 96 Fleetwoods in this area, on has 180000 miles and still looks good. I have yet to see one with rust problems. I live in the Traverse City Michigan area. Where do you live? Hope your Fleetwood turns out to be as good as mine. I also have a 1950 Cadillac series 62 sedan with 82000 original miles. Enjoy the ride.
#5 of 167 norbnancy
Jul 23, 2003 (3:01 pm)
We live in southern Delaware, really close to Rehoboth Beach. Our Fleetwood only has 88k and is beautiful. It was originally a specially ordered car by a man in Florida, and one of the last '93s built; his name is on a gold Cadillac plaque on the dash. After he died (I think), his son in Bethesda, Maryland got the car and had it for several years, but the past year or so was driving it less and less because it was too big and getting harder to park with his age. He bought a new Park Avenue that was easier to manuever and decided to get rid of the Fleetwood.
Nothing is wrong with it either and it has several new parts. The man we bought it from used to take it to the Caddy dealer twice a year for a check-up and told them to replace or fix anything that needed it. After looking it over, we're having two minor things fixed tomorrow. The front brake pads will be replaced, and a slight oil leak around the seal of the oil cooler will be fixed.
I'll post pictures soon!
#6 of 167 norbnancy
Jul 23, 2003 (3:03 pm)
Oh, I forgot to ask! Does you '93 have remote keyless entry? I only ask because ours had no remotes when we bought it, so I got two off Ebay, but have been unable to program them. I can't find the right wire harness that they're programmed from, and some other people on a Caddy sight are telling me that it might not have ever had RKE, because it was an option back then. But every standard feature list I look at lists it as being standard.
#8 of 167 beach15 Fleetwood
Jul 23, 2003 (6:17 pm)
Great pictures of both Fleetwood and Roadmaster. Is the Roadmaster also yours? Almost twins. I would be interested in your comments relative to a comparison of the two. Yes my Brougham has remote key less entry. It is an option on both Fleetwood & Fleetwood Brougham. I lost my remote on the beach in Florida last year. I checked dealer price fora new one--over $110.00 plus $18.00 for the special key with the coded slug in bedded. A friend's son sells Cadillacs in Detroit. and he got me one free. There is a programing procedure that is not difficult. I did my own and it was reasonably easy. The pig tail wire is in the trunk behind the left side trim panel (cloth). Tomorrow I'll look up the procedure in the shop manual which is in the car up in the barn. Can't look tonight because of no electricity in the barn. From the looks of your left door trim, you have the memory seat option. Does it have the multiple lumbar adjustments and heated seats. From the looks of the seat features it must cost as much as a cheap car to build. My Brougham is Frost Beige (looks like gold) with Neutral leather. I managed to get a copy of the original factory invoice which shows the suggested list price as $37615.00. Mine was built & shipped on 2/17/93 so it is mid year production. There is a lot of information we can share in future posts. I'll get the programing procedure to you tomorrow or Friday. Enjoy the ride
#9 of 167 norbnancy
Jul 24, 2003 (2:53 pm)
Thanks for the information! Yes, the Roadmaster is ours also, and an exact replica of the Fleetwood as far as colors go. It's a '92 Limited model, with every option also, along with 184k miles, and not a single problem!
Our Fleetwood has every option except for the sunroof, and now I guess RKE, but I'm not exactly sure. What's odd about ours is that it was a custom built factory order by an older gentlemen in Zyphr (sp?) Hills, Florida. He ordered it late in the '93 model year, and as such, it is a June 1993 build. When you look up production #'s, it lists around 29,500 or so for the first year, but ours is a # around 30,000. I think it was one of the last, just before the new '94s came out. His name is still on a gold Cadillac plaque on the center of the dash just above the radio, and says "Built Especially For:" and then his name.
His son in Bethesda, MD then got the car in 1997, and had it ever since. We just had it in the shop today, and had the front brake pads replaced and an oil leak around the oil cooler fixed by replacing the seal. Total cost was $170 for both AND labor--not bad at all. Now everything is just about perfect!
I look forward to sahring stories with you over time, and that we get another few people on here!
#10 of 167 beach15 programming
Jul 24, 2003 (6:34 pm)
Following is the procedure for programming the remote keyless system: Look behind the left trunk trim for an angle body brace. Attached to the brace is a wire harness with a female plastic connector with nothing plugged into it. This is the programming connector. Turn on the ignition. Ground the programming connector with a ground wire to a good ground on the body. The door locks and trunk lock will cycle indicating the receiver is in the programing mode. Depress any button on the transmitter (only once). The door locks & trunk lock will cycle once confirming the transmitter code is programmed. Any previous transmitter code now has been erased. If programming a second transmitter, depress any button on the second transmitter once. This must be done before the programming connector is disconnected The door locks and trunk lock will cycle again for the 2nd transmitter. The programming connector ground must be disconnected. Verify the operation. Hope this works. I have several questions and comments that I'll come back with. I have visitors for a few days. I'll be back after. Enjoy the ride.