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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals *** in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; FAQ (2.8 and 3.6 are similar and certain guides could be used for both engines.) Common Issues and recalls Transmission ...
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    *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    FAQ
    (2.8 and 3.6 are similar and certain guides could be used for both engines.)

    Common Issues and recalls
    Transmission Coolant Line - Primary Issue #1
    Timing Chain on 3.6 / 2.8 - Primary Issue #2
    Brake Hose Line Recall for Cold / Winter states / Countries
    Steering Recall
    Passenger seat airbag Recall
    Rear Differential Pinion Seal Recall
    ECM Reprogram for Fuel Delivery Recall
    3.2 Common issues: PCV valve TSB, Valve Cover Leak, Crank Position Sensor
    Wiper/sprayer motor failure



    Exterior and Appearance Modifications
    How to determine whether you have HIDs or halogen lights
    HID installation on stock Halogen (refer to bumper guide as well for extra assistance)
    HID ballast replacement without stock ballast
    Clear Fog light tutorial
    STS-V Fogs in CTS installation
    Front Bumper Removal
    How to fix 3rd Brake Light
    How to modify 3rd brake light into LED
    How to disable DRL
    How to debadge
    How to remove Side mirrors
    How to install Side mirrors
    How to remove the grill
    How to drill and install a spoiler
    How to install spoiler with 3m double sided tape
    Want to know what offset and information you need to get some 20 inch rims?
    How to plug up holes from Front plate holder removal
    2-item DIY Outside mirror and dash cover removal


    Interior Modifications
    How to do suede door inserts
    How to suede your headliner
    How to change LED lights on interior lights
    How to freshen up leather seats
    How to switch outlets from constant on, to on only when car is on
    Dash cluster removal


    Alarm, Security and Audio
    How to program keys
    How to change Door Speakers
    How to remove rear deck lid to access subwoofer
    How to change DIC color
    How to install iPod into your radio
    How to Unjam CD from Radio
    How to change stock radio into NAV system
    How to retain DIC with Aftermarket Radio
    How to retain DIC with Aftermarket Radio 2
    USA-SPEC Direct iPod Interface install
    CARPUTER
    CARPUTER GUIDE
    Procedure to modify the Center Stack to support an aftermarket radio
    More double din install info
    The complete guide to 1st gen CTS Navigation unit installation
    How to add an auxiliary switch input
    Double DIN LED light fix

    Maintenance and Fixes
    How to change the alternator on a 3.2L \ 2.6 V6
    How to replace Trunk Support
    How to replace Cabin Air Filter
    How to change oil in 3.6 / 2.8 engine
    How to remove differential
    How to change Serpentine belt in 3.2 engine
    How to Seafoam your car
    How to change transmission fluid
    3.6L Timing Chain Repair Guide 1
    3.6L Timing Chain Repair Guide 2
    3.6L Timing Chain Repair Guide 3 off an SRX
    Timing chain replacement
    How to change Spark Plugs on the 3.2L
    How to change Spark Plugs on the 2.8L and 3.6L
    How to check OBDII codes on 03 CTS
    No Reverse" fix for Aisin 6 speed manual (3.6L) - (Shifter bushing)
    How to perform the Throttle Position Relearn procedure
    3.2L PCV Service Bulletin How-To
    Rear Bumper Removal
    Reprogram TPMS system (Tire pressure monitoring system)
    Cylinder / Coil Pack Numbers on 3.6 / 2.8 system
    Transmission Cooler Install - Documented
    The Bushing Thread


    Intake, Exhaust and Performance
    3.2L Dyno Results from Various Intakes
    3.6L Dyno Results from Various Intakes
    Swaybar Diameter List
    From Single to Dual Exhaust Installation
    TonyA Intake
    Ghettano Intake
    How to add V-Max iceolater
    RX Oil Catch Can DIY
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    PARTS LIST
    CTS Part numbers and diagrams

    service manual dead links removed, 7/27/12, JH
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    re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    Thank you for your work on this, odthetruth.

    Other members, if you have a commonly asked question or DIY you'd like to see here, post it as a reply to this thread and it will be added.
    Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)

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    re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    Top notch job Od!! So glad this is all together now, here's my contribution...

    USA-SPEC Direct iPod Interface install DIY. Also it's a detailed description of how to take out the back seats/access the rear deck panel/xm module/sub/seat-belt's/etc.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...e-diy-how.html added JH

    Thanks for the hard work Od!

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    re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    Hey,

    Would you please add the carputer diy guide link: CARPUTER and/or link: CARPUTER GUIDE Thanks!!! added 2/25/11 -JH

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    re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    If you are gonna link that, mods, you might just wanna say:

    Lots of Manuals and PDFs - http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post2508538

    [edit]
    Also, add:
    3.2 Common issues: PCV valve TSB, Valve Cover Leak, Crank Position Sensor 2/25/11 -JH

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    Here is a copy&paste from cadillacfaq.com

    How to Relearn the ETC (electronic Throttle Control)

    If the battery is disconnected, the electronic throttle control (ETC) may forget the zero throttle position too. If you find that your CTS runs poorly, you will have to have the re-learn the position.

    To do this, turn the key to the run position with the engine off for atleast three minutes. Then turn the key to the off position. Start the engine and let it idle for 30 seconds. Turn the engine off and restart.

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    Re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    Hello needing to replace Evaporative Purge Solenoid 2006 CTS 3.6. Looking for location of Purge Solenoid AC Delco P/N 214-2230 Is there a manual that would show this repair. Origin is OBD II P0496. From posts this is the repair and part is to be located on the Passenger side rear of the throttle body but I can not locate. Frustrating

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    Re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    Check your dealer first, there should be a curiosity warranty fix for that. It's up to 10year or 100,000mile warranty that the factory put in for certain parts. The purge solenoid is one of them

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    Re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    i think the 10yr 100k warranty started in 2007 year cars... his will probably be something like 6yr 80k ... i can't remember tho for sure... i usually just run the vin and don't worry about guessing or remembering what years have what warranty ... just run the vin and look at what it says (luxury of having the GM warranty system a click and few keystrokes away, i guess)

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    I have an 06 as well and it is 5 year or 50,000 mile warranty. However, GM issued a "warranty recall" for something to do with the purge solenoid. I have the paper work at home, I'll post the number when I get home.

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    Re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    Document ID: 2414429

    #09205: Special Coverage Adjustment - Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Solenoid Valve Warranty - (March 11, 2010)

    The notice basically says that GM has extended the warranty period for this part only, to 10years or 120,000miles (193,000 km)

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    Re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    is that applicable to all 2006 models? other years also? or just a specific range of VINs in 2006?

    i can look it up tomorrow i guess, but if you've got the full bulletin it should says so
    (at the top it says the year make and models affected
    but usually in the body it will specify all vehicles or a range of VINs

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    Re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    Your right, there is a range of VINs for each of the models. Unfornately, I don't know if it's just for 2006 or not.




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    Re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    yeah looks like only 2006 and only in those VIN ranges (but from the looks of it that is probably the full range of VINs for that year for those three models

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