: Installing The Dealer Supplied Mud Guards?



wbyrum
05-31-07, 10:44 AM
Has anyone purchased the OEM SRX mud guards and installed them theirselves? I spoke with a service advisor who told me that there are plugged mounting holes that are intended to be used, but I don't see them on my 07 SRX with the sport package. I saw a comment from GMJim in another thread stating that the front wheel house liners on sport package are different from the nonsport package. Does anyone know if the front mudguards will fit on the sport package?

Also, I found a better price for the mud guards online at cadillacpartspeople.com ($70.60 including shipping) vs. the cadillac dealer's price (~$85.00 including sales tax), but they are stated to be for an 05 SRX. Does anyone know if the 05 and 07 parts are the same?

Thanks in advance for any information anyone can provide.

73Thumper
05-31-07, 11:22 AM
Like you, I have a 07 with the sport package. I purchased the mud gaurds from my local dealer for just over $70 with tax. There was no special part number. I think I still have the box and will check the PN# to be sure. I installed them last weekend. Directions were perfect, fronts installed very easy. Rears required 1 hole to be drilled, again no problems, did not remove the tire/rims on the rear as suggested, had enough room to work by just jacking the rear up at the frame till the rear tire was hanging. I reused the factory push pins as well. The only problem I had was on the rear gaurds as one push pin in each side is just not long enough to work with the thickness of the mud gaurd, the fender, and the wheel liner, so I had to improvize a little (added a extra screw near the push pin). Good luck

GMJim
05-31-07, 11:42 AM
I hope you are liking your new ride!

I put OEM splash guards on my 04 & 06. The fronts go on w/o a hitch.
Just pull two push pins, slide the guard behind the liner and replace the push pins.

As for the rears..........AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGG G!

Remove the top push pin,and push pin underneath, and hang guard from the top push pin. Line the guard up, and drill hole for middle attachment, (you will be drilling throuh the liner into a tab on the fascia) Make sure you are getting the tab.(It's not very big.) Put clip on, and tighten the provided screw.
Do not attempt to reinstall the lower push pin.
It will not grip three layers of material. I used a nut and bolt to reduce the frustration factor. You also may have to trim the guard a bit to eliminate the
interference with the muffler, unless you prefer your SRX to rattle like a Vega. I spoke with Service Parts who claim that the is a fix now for the lower attachment, and interference. Good luck. It's really not that difficult.
I really like how they look, and the amount of splash they reduce from the side of the vehicle.

As far as the sport, The front w/h extention (to fascia) is different. The rearward attachments are the same.

wbyrum
05-31-07, 11:54 AM
GMJim,

Yes, we really like the new SRX!!! Thanks for your help with the supplier's discount.

I will ask cadillacpartspeople.com if they have a kit with the latest fix. If not, I will buy from the dealer...it's not that much difference in the cost.

73Thumper
05-31-07, 12:32 PM
Jim's instructions are perfect. For the rears I would follow as Jim suggests. I would have used a plastic screw for the area that is just to thick, just did not have any around so I left the inner rear push pins as they were, and used a zink oxided screw with a big head and drilled a hole in the gaurd/liner right next to the push pin. Note, I tried to order Corsa mufflers but the 07 exhaust is slightly different according to Corsa, thus maybe the reason I don't have any interferance issues with the exhaust and factory mud gaurds.
One nice thing about the gaurds, the holes drilled are NOT in any metal, I hate drilling holes in new/expensive sheet metal. I also think Jim is right on the front fender liner as the front edge needs to go lower with the sport facia, it is the same on the rear side as far as the mudgaurds/install goes however. Front gaurds took me all of 5 minutes to install....

GMJim
06-02-07, 07:09 PM
Thanks Thumper............Just tryn' to reduce his F-bomb usage!!!!!

terryk
06-03-07, 12:54 PM
Does anyone have the part number for the kit? I'd like to add them to my 05.

Terry

GMJim
06-03-07, 07:53 PM
12498913 Frt
12498914 RR

terryk
06-03-07, 09:55 PM
Thanks Jim!

GMJim
06-04-07, 05:59 AM
12498913 Frt
12498914 RR

or
12499189 for frt & rr set

mikek84121
06-04-07, 06:30 AM
I bought my '07 Sport with the splash guards as an option ($95). The dealer installed them in 15-20 minutes with no additional charge. They are solidly installed and I don't see where they'd be a problem in the future.

Mike

GMJim
06-04-07, 07:40 AM
I bought my '07 Sport with the splash guards as an option ($95). The dealer installed them in 15-20 minutes with no additional charge. They are solidly installed and I don't see where they'd be a problem in the future.

Mike

for sure Mike............once they are on, they are on!

EXPSD
06-06-07, 11:44 AM
Never have seen them, how do they look???

GMJim
06-06-07, 01:16 PM
not the best pic

terryk
06-06-07, 02:25 PM
I just got mine and will install them when I get the SRX back from having the rear swimming pool drained.

They are really nice pieces with SRX molded in but the "SRX" is the same color as the flap (black) so it doesn't show up like the pic above.

TK

GMJim
06-06-07, 03:36 PM
Bummer.....I hate to hear that.
Maybe they will deflect the water from your jack compartment.

terryk
06-06-07, 05:43 PM
Sarcasm!:)

EXPSD
06-06-07, 07:03 PM
Thanks, I did not want a cheap add on look.

GMJim
06-07-07, 11:04 AM
Sarcasm!:)


Sorry Terry.........I couldn't resist!

EXPSD, They are far from cheap & flimsy. I am positive you will be happy with them.

kipawariver
07-09-07, 09:59 PM
I also have the rear mud guard/exhaust interference issue. Can anyone tell me what Cadillac's fix is beside the obvious of trimming the guard?

terryk
07-10-07, 09:40 PM
I didn't see one. I trimmed the guards.

GMJim
07-11-07, 09:48 AM
I also have the rear mud guard/exhaust interference issue. Can anyone tell me what Cadillac's fix is beside the obvious of trimming the guard?


I was told by Service Parts that new guards have a fix in place. Not sure what it is though. I just trimmed mine so I would feel like I was driving a Vega rattle trap.