2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, 2004-V Front Dash Vent cracked (from the cold???) in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Hey all,
Been a long time since posting anything but this morning I went to get in my car to ...
Been a long time since posting anything but this morning I went to get in my car to go to work and noticed the front dash vent cover cracked clear across. Now, yesterday (or at least the day before) this was not cracked.
It was really cold this morning (for Orlando - dropped to 36 degrees last night) and my hood release was even difficult to close - had to move it back and fourth a few times to get hood to close....
But I really cannot believe that this crack occurred from the cold as many of you live in areas that drop below ZERO.
Has this happened to anyone before?
AND most importantly, can anyone point me in the direction to find a reasonable replacement? Not finding much on any listed "part-outs".
[ there is one on eBay currently but it is beat up ::: listed as "Cadillac CTS Front Dash Trim Plate Defrost Vent Bezel 1"]
Re: 2004-V Front Dash Vent cracked (from the cold???)
Well, after a few days of driving with the crack, I almost think that it may have been caused by stress. When I take long turns (like circle on-ramps) the crack makes slight noise from the turn force. Now this may happen regardless of the cause but something is causing the piece to buckle ever-so-slightly in turns now.
Just a theory but why it cracked out of the blue to begin with is still a wonder.