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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

    My carpet issue in my "12 is on the right side of the driver's footwell. It appears that the carpet is too short and doesn't tuck up into the trim on the bottom of the dash/trim. I didn't notice it right away and it doesn't cause a problem other than offending my sensibilities.


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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

    Pics. Actually, the fix didnt hold like i thought it would. However, it is "better." The original bulge looked a hunchback on a 70 y/o lunch lady.
    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/...psb97e9317.jpg

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/...psaf4b0e62.jpg

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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

    +1 for the exact same issue with my 09. Nobody else will ever see, but since I can see it its very irritating. Yeah can flex push in on the flexed out part and it looks fine, as soon as you let go it goes right back to the hunchback. That must be some super duper industrial velcro. My experience using velcro to hold stuff like this never seems to work. As soon as it gets hot inside the car it always comes unstuck from the hard surface.

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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

    Quote Originally Posted by jraVegas View Post
    Pics. Actually, the fix didnt hold like i thought it would. However, it is "better." The original bulge looked a hunchback on a 70 y/o lunch lady.
    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/...psb97e9317.jpg

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/...psaf4b0e62.jpg

    Those pics are EXACTLY what happened to my car. I think when they were building it, they forgot a step of securing the carpet. Give me about a week and I will post pics of my fix.

    What I did, I pulled up the plastic molding to expose the ground stud, I think it was a 10mm bolt securing a copper tab with a wire connected to it. The tab was about an inch and a half long with a point at the end pointing towards the right. I measured and then cut a 1/2" vertical slot in the carpet. I removed the 10mm bolt to have the tab free. I bent the tab through the carpet and then folded down the tab. Then pulled the tab with wire real tight towards the mounting hole and then installed the 10mm bolt. Carpet is super tight. I think this is how it is supposed to be from the factory.

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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

    Pics please!

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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

    anyone have pics of the issue? For some reason I haven't noticed it at all on mine O.o

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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

    Quote Originally Posted by dennych View Post
    anyone have pics of the issue? For some reason I haven't noticed it at all on mine O.o
    I'm on travel. Back on April 26th and recover from some serious jetlag. Will try to post pics on April 28th.

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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

    Quote Originally Posted by Club Malibu View Post
    I'm on travel. Back on April 26th and recover from some serious jetlag. Will try to post pics on April 28th.
    I'd be interested to know if anyone has had any success in getting Cadillac to fix the carpet, "hunchback", issue successfully via warranty.

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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

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    Here is what I did to fix the "hunchback" carpet defect. I did this the first week since I had the car, it's been 16K miles and 3 years and it's still rock solid.

    I had to make a 1/2" vertical slit with an X-Acto knife in the carpet. The copper tab that is on the right from the bolt extends about an inch and a quarter and had a pointed end to it. I bent the copper tab a little more than 90 degrees. (Maybe around 120-145 degrees) to hook into the slit I made in the carpet. I did this with the bolt out. Then I pulled the carpet real tight and then inserted the bolt.

    I did a lot of measuring and double-checking and I got it right on the first try.

    I do not know how this is supposed to be at the factory. I am not sure if indeed this is the correct way. But this is what is working for me.

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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

    Doesn't that increase the resistance from the ground wire to the chassis?

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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

    Has anyone taken their V into the dealer and asked this carpet defect to be repaired?

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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

    Doesn't that increase the resistance from the ground wire to the chassis?
    No, the bolt goes into the door sill itself to make contact. Notice that the sill is painted so the copper tag does not seem to do much. Whats weird is that one connector is crimped and soldered, but the other one is not...just crimped. Me being anal, I would get an iron and solder that other one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTS-V Dragon Wagon
    Has anyone taken their V into the dealer and asked this carpet defect to be repaired?
    Yes and they ordered me a new carpet.

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    Re: Carpet Defect Dilema

    If the hamfisted dealer pulls your center console to R&R carpet, good luck with it a) being in good shape afterward and b) not squeaking and creeking like hell from now until the day you sell the car....

    Same probably goes for the seats.

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