2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, auxiliary input in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; No way to get it out from the front (as the previous owner found out) ... if you can't push ...
Some how, you have to get to the back of that jack. You could start to take apart the console until you can either push the broken pin out, or rewire a new jack in. Some of the stuff on a car console is put together with screws, but most plastic stuff snaps together. If you know exactly where to push on the tabs, you can unsnap it. But, if you don't know where the tabs are then you won't be able to take the plastic stuff off without breaking the tabs off. I would think that a car audio place would be better at fixing this than a Cadillac dealer. And besides, while you're in there you can get a quote on a real audio system.
I was thinking the same thing, Brutus! Maybe two 12's, rollin with my windows down (even when it's 15° outside...) But then I remembered I'm not 18 anymore and that I'm completely satisfied with my Bose. Thanks for the suggestion though! Good talk!
I need some help with a very similar situation!
My kid managed to break the USB port inside the plastic bracket in the center console on my Premium edition CTS Coupe.
I tried to order a replacement bracket, as Rippy suggested, using part #25814513, but what arrived was just the empty plastic bracket itself with no jacks in it!
What am I supposed to order to get a replacement USB port for this thing, and what do I do to disassemble it so I can repair it??
Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept
No way to get it out from the front (as the previous owner found out) ... if you can't push it from behind you'll have to get a new jack
i'm pretty sure that it's #25814514 (25814513 would be the one for cars w/ nav that also have the usb jack next to the aux jack)
i can tell for sure with your VIN with 100% certainty though
i would try and get it removed from the console first and see if you can push the broken cable end out from the back first though
although a new 'bracket' as that part is called will only cost you about $5.00
The pin is hollow with a couple of small wires in it. Take a very small drill bit and carefully work it into the pin. Then try to twist and pull at the same time. If it catches the wires or side of the pin, you should be able to get it out.