2002 cadillac escalade; third brake light & suspension
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, 2002 cadillac escalade; third brake light & suspension in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Greetings, Merry belated xmas.... two issues if i may get some help. Looking for a third or high mount brake ...
  1. #1
    gresuggan is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Escalade
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Age
    41
    Posts
    7

    2002 cadillac escalade; third brake light & suspension

    Greetings,

    Merry belated xmas.... two issues if i may get some help. Looking for a third or high mount brake light. Not wanting to go to the dealer.. (Massey Cadillac of dallas) They are wanting $540.00 or so dollars to replace the unit. I am wanting OEM anyone know where i can get this item that it wont cost me dealer prices.

    Second issue. Service stability system light is on. Shocks are probabbly needing to be replaced. The suspension bladders always seem to be going off but the vehicle never seems to get adjusted. Espcially when i am carrying a load...(one or two people in the back seat) any advice??

    Tahnk you

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    LittleNo is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2000 STS
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Munich, Germany
    Age
    31
    Posts
    100

    Re: 2002 cadillac escalade; third brake light & suspension

    Merry belated xmas.... two issues if i may get some help. Looking for a third or high mount brake light. Not wanting to go to the dealer.. (Massey Cadillac of dallas) They are wanting $540.00 or so dollars to replace the unit. I am wanting OEM anyone know where i can get this item that it wont cost me dealer prices.
    www.gmpartsonline.net has the light for $355 and replacing it by yourself shouldn't be a big problem

    Second issue. Service stability system light is on. Shocks are probabbly needing to be replaced. The suspension bladders always seem to be going off but the vehicle never seems to get adjusted. Espcially when i am carrying a load...(one or two people in the back seat) any advice??
    get the DTCs scanned from the Suspension Module, there are a couple of different reasons for this, so start from the DTCs to prevent unneccessary part replacements

  4. #3
    Logandiagnostic's Avatar
    Logandiagnostic is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2001 DTS, 2005 Mustang GT, 2010 MINI S
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    1,075

    Re: 2002 cadillac escalade; third brake light & suspension

    If the third lamp housing is undamaged...your lamp can be repaired. Serviced third lamps...with warranty. Can be had for about $130 plus shipping.

    See www.ledfix.com

    Many get destroyed by bumping the garage door.

  5. #4
    gresuggan is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Escalade
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Age
    41
    Posts
    7

    Re: 2002 cadillac escalade; third brake light & suspension

    Thank you. found the third brake light. Concerning your second reply. Not too familiar with what DTCS are and how do i get them scanned. And can i do it myself.

    ----------

    thank you, just looked at the website and it sounds like a good deal. My housing is undamaged. So that seems like the cheapest way to go.

  6. #5
    LittleNo is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2000 STS
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Munich, Germany
    Age
    31
    Posts
    100

    Re: 2002 cadillac escalade; third brake light & suspension

    Diagnostic Trouble Codes. No, you need a Tech2 Scanner, that's the tool dealers use for all the diagnostic stuff on your car.

  7. #6
    the cadillac man's Avatar
    the cadillac man is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 03 cadillac escalade
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    speedwell tn,
    Posts
    7,534
    Quote Originally Posted by gresuggan
    Thank you. found the third brake light. Concerning your second reply. Not too familiar with what DTCS are and how do i get them scanned. And can i do it myself.

    ----------

    thank you, just looked at the website and it sounds like a good deal. My housing is undamaged. So that seems like the cheapest way to go.
    Littleno is right the tech-2 is the tool that can get the codes from the suspension module most likely the compressor has failed

  8. #7
    Slowhand12 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 02 Escalade
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Age
    57
    Posts
    3

    Re: 2002 cadillac escalade; third brake light & suspension

    I've replaced my Air shocks and compressor. I purchased everything from ARNOTT suspensions in Fl. I believe. Very reasonable and great price, very helpful also

  9. #8
    Airdorn's Avatar
    Airdorn is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2003 Escalade AWD 6.0L
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    48

    Re: 2002 cadillac escalade; third brake light & suspension

    have a question about that suspension system... I hear the little motor running when I start the vehicle, but how do I know if it's actually doing anything? I mean, really... ?

    If it isn't doing good, would the motor simply "run forever" in a vain attempt to level the truck, or would some trouble codes pop up via the engine light or something? I have a 2003 Escalade.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting