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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Auto Repair, Engine, Oil, Sedan
#92 of 153 Re: 2006 CADILLAC CTS DURANDBRAND 69% INDICATOR LIGHT [rhubertjr1]
Apr 21, 2010 (9:37 pm)
well, i have a 2.8L v6 cts and I gotta say, the 0-40 mph jump seems to take forever! It just doesnt have a good "get up and go" feel to it, but once i am rolling and i press it, it runs smoothly. Though i cant see or feel what your car is doing, i cant say for sure it is normal. If it isnt doing anything out of the ordinary or acting strange id say it is prolly just your 4,000lb car operating on a 215HP engine.
#93 of 153 CTS Headlight Bulb Replacement
Apr 23, 2010 (1:46 pm)
Does it cost $560.00 to replace a headlight for a 2008 Cadillac CTS? I took my CTS to the dealer because a bulb in the headlight was out. To replace just the bulb, I was quoted $217.00. When they got into the job, they could not install the new bulb because the bulb socket in the headlight assembly over heated and warped. Then came the $560.00 news about the cost to replace the headlight assembly. Have you other CTS owners experienced this?
#94 of 153 Re: CTS Headlight Bulb Replacement [nwraaa]
Apr 23, 2010 (2:27 pm)
Was it a HID light bulb? If so, you're gettin' away cheap. Toy dealers want close to $800, & reports are they burn out after a year.
#95 of 153 Re: CTS Headlight Bulb Replacement [nwraaa]
Apr 24, 2010 (8:40 am)
A 2008 CTS...isn't the car under full factory warranty? Seems to me that exterior lights are easily a warranty item. Period.
I am not sure why they are quoting you a charge at all.
#96 of 153 CTS Headlight Bulb Replacement [robh3]
Apr 25, 2010 (12:10 pm)
The miles on the car exceed the warranty limits. This CTS is my first revisit to Cadillac in some time. I left as a buyer when they were going through the diesel, Cimarron, HT4100 engine, and front wheel drive change over era. The Cadillacs that I owned prior to this were good cars. The big front wheel drive Caddys, to me, never handled well. I got rid of my last Caddy because a rod bearing failed in a HT4100 engine. I have not been happy wtih this CTS. Oil consumption is excessive, it was recalled which required removal of the intake manifold and other minor hundred dollar issues have been happening with it. But this headlight deal, I thought, was aggregious.
#97 of 153 Re: CTS Headlight Bulb Replacement [nwraaa]
Apr 25, 2010 (1:08 pm)
Yes, that is a lot of money for a headlight, no doubt. However, as another person who replied to your post indicated, the eggregious prices for headlight fixtures are not just a Cadillac brand issue.
Cars are ridiculously expensive to maintain these days. And who can we trust? I mean, look at the problems Toyota is having...and I knew before this whole gas pedal issue came to light that Toyota was bad about covering up problems with their cars, such as the problem a couple of years ago with oil turning to sludge in Camrys. I lot of customers had problems with that and Toyota denied it was a systemic problem...just like the unintended acceleration issue.
#99 of 153 Re: CTS Headlight Bulb Replacement [nwraaa]
Apr 26, 2010 (10:50 am)
well if they replaced the entire headlamp assembly...and you have non HID....then the assembly alone runs from 200-250 for the part, depending on the source...if that is a HID bulb, it runs aprox $155 at several online GM parts sites....the entire HID headlamp assembly runs 700-800 depending on the source of parts.....so your prices with labor are within a reasonable realm it appears....
#100 of 153 Re: CTS Headlight Bulb Replacement [pao]
Apr 26, 2010 (7:59 pm)
I have owned a number of cars, as many of you have, mostly luxury. I've just never paid anywhere near that much money for a headlight bulb or headlight assembly. Although I believe it would have been somewhat of a challenge to get the bulb out of this car (it is a little more involved then removing a battery or disconnecting the breather assembly) I will have to take the time and effort to change it myself the next time.
#101 of 153 Re: 2004 CTS oil dipstick reading [K9Will]
Jun 16, 2010 (12:44 pm)
Anyone figure this out yet?? I ALSO have a 2004 V 3.2 CTS and I am just about dipstick dry every time I go to change the oill (3000-3500 miles).
I don't notice any smoke anywhere and can't detect any leaks. If I add it it would probably be fine, but you shouldn't have to add that much oil to the car between each oil change......something is wrong!