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#170 of 191 1998 de ville cluster lights
Sep 15, 2010 (10:40 am)
I have a 1998 Cadillac Deville, base model, and the cluster lights just went out on it. Just the center section where the fuel gauge, speedo, coolant temp, and all that stuff in the middle is at. The lighted panels on either side works fine. I checked the cluster fuse in the trunk and it appeared to be fine.
I tapped the dash a few times, figuring it would jog something, nothing happened.
I took someone to the bus stop and when they got out and shut the pass. door it seemed to try and light for and instant.
Do I need to replace the cluster or is there something else that may be the problem somewhere. Also are those things, clusters, hard to take out
#171 of 191 key problem 1999 cadillac deville
Oct 17, 2010 (8:21 am)
how do I reprogram my key which has a chip in it and reset the security system. My 1999 cadillac deville had given me a couple of dash warnings that my theft system problem car may not restart
#172 of 191 Re: If you can solve this, you are a Cadillac god. [dtstl]
Oct 26, 2010 (7:39 am)
I have the same problem on my 2000 dts. Hve you been able to solve this dilema.
Oct 26, 2010 (7:40 am)
My brake lights work properly when the headlights are off. All three of them come on, and no bulbs are out.
With the headlights on:
When I turn my headlights on, the third brakelight (above the license plate) does not work. The license plate lights are extremely dim, not really illuminating the license plate at all. The light-up pattern of the taillights is different also. The entire taillight is lit, except for the lower inside quarter of each taillight (not applying the brakes). When braking, they light up properly, and they blink properly with the blinker on. If I disconnect the third brakelight, the normal taillight pattern comes back (a thin stripe on the outside edge of each taillight), but all other problems remain.
The trunk courtesy light is always dim. When it is removed, the license plate lights go off. The license plate lights also go off when the trunk release is disconnected.
#174 of 191 Re: Cadillac DeVille dead battery [ernestt]
Dec 23, 2010 (9:46 am)
Hi, do u remembered what rhe other things were when u had them replaced? I may have the same exact problems. The hubby changed the Alternator, I went and replaced it again because it wasn't charging the battery, everyday I had to jump start the Cadillac. Its a 97 Deville that has been kicking my butt since we move from Orlando, FL to New JErsey. The car dash board computer has the service engine soon light on, it also reads, limited to 90mph and when I try to give more gas, it will not go over 20mph and there's a popping sound when I hit on the gas to go faster, which it isn't going any faster. Im sick and tired of the car, and the husband refused to dump it. Battery is dead, my front tires are losing air, I have to spray inside the Hood to get it to start when I'm getting a jump. It will not start on winter, summer, no seasons at all. What can you suggest?
#175 of 191 Re: key problem 1999 cadillac deville [fborgxx]
Jan 01, 2011 (11:54 am)
Had the same problem, checked the internet. The solution is there. Built a bypass resister chain to match the resistance in the key chip, hooked in on the steering column wires under the dash and cut the key out of the loop. Car would not even start before, now starts fine and doesn't need security key. Cheaper than replacing the ignition switch and I could care less if the security system works. There's another way to bypass the security module if need be. Cost me $5 for the string of resisters you can buy at Radio Shack.
#176 of 191 Re: 2000 dts [corvairs]
Jan 01, 2011 (12:08 pm)
I had a similar problem on a 90 Seville. Checked out the wiring harness in the trunk area, found no problems. Replaced the tailight bulbs with new ones and the problem went away and never came back. Worth a try and cheap! I figure, I don't care if they whack the problem with a magic stick as long as it fixes the problem.
#177 of 191 front left light dim
Apr 07, 2011 (11:06 am)
hello all i just purchased a 2000 deville from an auction and the front left headlight is dim i have changed the top and bottom bulb and it is still dim, i don't know what the problem is the right side is strong and bright but the left side looks as if its going out, can someone tell me what may be the issue or what i need to do, also where can i find a radiator overflow tank?> thank you for your help
#178 of 191 Re: Map Sensor [jefplane]
May 18, 2011 (8:13 pm)
explain the vin codes, I was told mines was a "9"
#179 of 191 interior courtesy lighting
Jun 11, 2011 (8:38 am)
All my interior lights, door and compartment stopped working suddenly. Is this a fuse, relay, or circuit breaker issue? 2004 Deville