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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
    (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 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



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

    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 ***

    The mod for changing the DIC colour comes up as "debadging "
    Where is the DIY for the colour change ?
    Also, the cabin filter DIY comes up as "disable DRL's "
    Thanks

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    Updated and fixed.

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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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    [typo fixed]

    and great work OD!
    Chris Heath (RippyPartsDept) is an ASE Certified GM Parts Consultant at
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    re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    This perfect thank you very much odthetruth!!

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    LOL Thank everyone who made these threads. All I did was search and put them together. There's alot of people involved in this forum that make everyones lives a bit easier.

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    not badd
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    re: *** FAQ - DIY - Guides - How-To - Manuals ***

    The cabin filter DIY is still coming up " disable DRL's " looks like Tony fixed it -JH

    Otherwise great job, od.

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    good job kiddo 5 stars and a gold sticker

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    I'm glad to see this thread come to life AND IT"S A STICKY WOOT!!!!!



    GREAT JOB 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 ***

    here is my contribution...

    SERVICE MANUAL


    moved to post#2, thanks tx!!!!! -JH

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