Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, 05 Rear Doors wont latch shut in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Originally Posted by janimal
I have an 06 and I am having the same prob. but mine is with all ...
I have an 06 and I am having the same prob. but mine is with all four doors. my radio just went out at the same time. don`t know if if has anything in do with anything. was told there is a solenoid, that controls all. was told to take it to a body shop. This sound like it`s going to cost. a lot. I am so lost. please let me know if u find anything out
kinda doubt you'll get an answer - you've posted to a 5 year old thread.
Check the latch and make sure the little nylon doo-dad (technical term) has not dropped into the latched position. If it has, just push it back up, out of the way. For some reason, this occurs only in cold weather. I had the same problem, and after slamming the door a dozen times, applying "lub" and "greese", I found the real cause of the problem. I'll send pictures if necessary.
Unable to attach photos for technical reasons, so I will attempt to describe what to look for. Open the door, look at the latch. If it appears to be blocked by a black nylon lever, that's what's keeping the door from latching. To fix this, pull the door handle and rotate the black nylon piece upward until it latches in place. Slam door shut, it should stay shut. How or why this black latch falls down, I don't know, but it seems to only happen in cold weather.