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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    o i forgot these were equipped that way. your motor is probably bad.

    try feeding some current directly to the motor. of course reverse it if it goes the wrong way. if you can get it to work this way i highly suggest lowering it completely then either disconnecting the harness to it or pulling the fuse to it


    or you can hit up a junkyard and look for one from another cadillac

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    Im starting to get embarrassed by asking so many questions but where is the trunk pull down motor and how do I get there ? Also how do I change the bulb in the 3rd stop-lite, and I bet u are getting fedup with all my questions .

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    Ask away we are not bothered. The pull down motor is the latch that catches your trunk lid. Mine will not pull down unless I apply a little pressure to the trunk to start it off. The latch starts in the up position and when your lid hit it it starts pulling it down. I suggest you just do as was previously advised. Yes you can fix it but really it is just a novelty just get it to go down if you can and then unhook it.

    The third stop light is in the lid of the trunk. Simply pull up that cover and twist the bulb out. You will find it at Autozone and it has the part number on the bulb so you will find it easy.

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    hey buddy don't be embarrassed. to be honest when i pull up the forums i scroll scroll slow down to see how your project is coming and if i don't see a new post i keep scrolling to the lounge.

    i consider this like a quiz almost. besides, every time im able to answer a question its because ive been through it. that means any issue youve had ive had.

    to access the pull down motor open the trunk obviously
    take a flat screw driver or panel pry bar and pull the little plastic clips off of the plastic "lip" that covers the carpet trunk liner. this is on the car itself not the trunk lid.
    where the clips were there are now holes with bolts or possibly screws in them. unbolt or unscrew them, i think there were 8
    once you have them all out you can wrestle the plastic lip out
    once you have that off you should be able to also move the carpet out of the way.
    once the carpet is out of the way you can see a body colored metal plate/hump bolted over the pulldown motor assembly i think its 4 bolts.
    if you want to remove or troubleshoot the actual assembly you will remove this plate.
    you may not need to remove if you want to verify power is reaching the assembly by checking the harness

    what i ended up doing was a long painstaking process. i removed the housing, took it apart, made sure nothing was cracked then replaced the switch itself. when that didn't work i removed the motor housing and MANUALLY turned the motor so that the assembly would lower. i bolted the assembly back in without the motor housing and had to manually tweak and get the right height by trial and error.

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    Thanks guys. I think I will do the suggested and turn the motor down and do it manually. I thank u all again.

    Larry

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    Well I did it again. I was checking all lights, windows, seats, pull downs, etc and came out of the garage and when I returned I heard a slight "Ding" . Something must be on so when I tried to start the car it would not even click. Very low lights so I was going to jump it or charge the battery. Hmmmm !! Wonder where they hid the battery.

    Sorry ,
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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    pop the hood and go to the passenger side. between the headlight and coolant reservoir you should see a red plastic box. open the box and youll see some some battery cables and terminal bolts. connect your positive to this

    the negative is on the passenger side strut tower

    if you want access to the battery itself, its behind the passenger seat in the "hidden" compartment that you can access by removeing the trim piece with the keyhole in it

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    Thanx a lot, I did find the battery and jumped it. All is fine now. I didnt know about the cables under the hood. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    Kevin, can I just find the speakers and replace them? Must I have amps? Will plain speakers work ??

    Larry

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    I guess since I put the door cover on and all is installed except the door handle I must take it all apart and then start the screws for the door handle and then install everything and then tighten the handle screws ???

    Guys Im getten toooo old for this. It was nothing but FUN when I was all of your ages but I think its time to get back to my golfcart.

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    the amps are the weak links, not the speakers. so the amps go bad, you could put different speakers in, but
    1) the stock speakers are 1ohm i believe. no aftermarket 1ohm speakers are sold
    2) youd get nothing but squeals or static since the amp is bad
    3) you COULD also remove the amp, but the signal would then be a "low level signal" and wouldnt play well with any speakers.

    i ended up putting in an aftermarket amp, aftermarket speakers, and connecting my blackberry via 3.5mm to RCA cable

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dajudge55 View Post
    I guess since I put the door cover on and all is installed except the door handle I must take it all apart and then start the screws for the door handle and then install everything and then tighten the handle screws ???

    Guys Im getten toooo old for this. It was nothing but FUN when I was all of your ages but I think its time to get back to my golfcart.
    well, you could also try to stick a screw driver in there and move the metal plate around to where the holes line up, and try taping it then. it MIGHT work.

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    Thank you, guess I will hit the JUNK YARD !!!

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    Goin to St.Louis in the morning so I will give it a try Tues. when I return. I Need a Break anyway. !!!!

    Larry

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    Re: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!

    Larry,
    as OTH CEO said, the radio gives a low level signal. if you take out the amps and just connect bose speakers to the head unit, you will end up with almost no sound. when cranked up all the way, the sound level will be equal to having a normal radio on the lowest possible volume setting. (I know because I rolled around for about a week like this until I got the power wires for my amps run). it sucked.
    the speakers are 1 ohm, so they cannot be used with any aftermarket amps (the amps will burn up in short order).
    one thing I've always wondered is if a 4 channel amp and normal aftermarket speakers could be used in place of the 4 bose amps and bose speakers. in theory it should work, since the head unit is basically a normal delco head unit with no internal amp. I'm not sure what kind of sound quality it would put out though I'm guessing slightly better than stock.

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