: New SRX



floridaguy
12-20-12, 07:49 PM
We owned a Deville for the last 12 years and just discovered how little a low mileage Caddy brings in trade but we did become owners of a Gold Mist, SRX Performance. We're looking forward to many years of enjoyment with the new Caddy if I can ever figure out what all those buttons do. It reminds me of the Ford commercial where a sales says this is a car of many buttons. We've got buttons that operate other buttons. I may enroll in night classes. Merry Christmas to all. Bob

BriggZ
12-20-12, 10:25 PM
Welcome Floridaguy to the forum and congrats on the new SRX. Just bought a 12 SRX myself and love the car. Stay tuned to the forum and you'll learn a lot. And it doesn't take too long to learn all the buttons. Read the manual and play with the buttons a little each day and you'll be an expert before long. Merry Christmas.

inspectorudy
12-21-12, 12:10 AM
One of the surest ways to learn anything is to read the manual and then you will learn about the things that are of interest to you. Once you learn how to use those items because you want to use them then the extra stuff will gradually become more logical to you. Things like the outside mirror to stow position when in a problem neighborhood or the nav display in the DIC, (speedo which gives an easier picture of what's next than the big complex diagram of the next intersection on the nav screen ), when you are in town where the streets are coming really fast. Remote start when its really hot outside and rear hatch opening when you are leaving the grocery store. Here in Georgia I have found that on leaving my car on a hot day I turn the fan on the A/C to high and then when I am a few minutes away from getting into the car I remotely start it and open the rear hatch to blow the hot air out. Once you begin to use the great features that our cars have then they will become second nature to you. However you have to read the manual first to know what is available for you to use. Good luck.

floridaguy
12-21-12, 05:57 AM
Thanks for the advice. I've downloaded the manual to my computer and I'm reading it whenever I have a few minutes. I thought the gas pedal was not as responsive as it should be and just read that when the "economy" button is on that among other things, the gas pedal response is affected.

TheCaptain
12-21-12, 09:14 AM
Also the throttle response and transmission will 'learn' to your driving pattern. It won't take too long and you won't feel like its 'slow'.

300:29:1
12-21-12, 08:06 PM
One of the surest ways to learn anything is to read the manual and then you will learn about the things that are of interest to you. Once you learn how to use those items because you want to use them then the extra stuff will gradually become more logical to you. Things like the outside mirror to stow position when in a problem neighborhood or the nav display in the DIC, (speedo which gives an easier picture of what's next than the big complex diagram of the next intersection on the nav screen ), when you are in town where the streets are coming really fast. Remote start when its really hot outside and rear hatch opening when you are leaving the grocery store. Here in Georgia I have found that on leaving my car on a hot day I turn the fan on the A/C to high and then when I am a few minutes away from getting into the car I remotely start it and open the rear hatch to blow the hot air out. Once you begin to use the great features that our cars have then they will become second nature to you. However you have to read the manual first to know what is available for you to use. Good luck.
Isn't the remote start supposed to take of that for you? I mean it puts on the AC on high on hot day all by itself. That's how I read the manual.

inspectorudy
12-21-12, 09:34 PM
You may be right about the fan being on high but I assumed that it meant that the temp went to max cold. I have some issues with the remote systems working as stated in the manual. I have yet to get my seats to come on although I haven't actually measured the temp of them. They just don't seem to be any warmer than if I just sat on them and turned them on. I did read earlier that there had to be pressure on the seat to actually transfer the heat from the coil to the leather so that could be part of it. It's too cold now to test the A/C to see if the fan and temp both go to high but opening the rear hatch really helps the hot air to escape and then it is not recycled..

nickleman
12-22-12, 07:20 AM
You need to have the A/C in the auto mode for this to work right. If it is set to a fan speed, auto start will use that fan speed .

Roy

TheCaptain
12-22-12, 09:36 AM
This is a cutaway of the V's Recaro seats, our seats are built similar (with no side bolsters), it gives you just a little bit of an idea of how things work inside. (I don't actually know which one is the element for heat, but it must be near the white air breather pockets (for ventilated seats) near the top.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o51/TheCaptain07/Racing/IMG-20111029-00068.jpg

hambone8
12-22-12, 11:36 AM
That doesn't look all that comfortable. In that pic the fans for ventilation look fairly large resulting is significant seating area without foam cushion. I believe the white pocket is adjustable lumbar. I will say I am happy with the seats in the 2013 even with ventilation and driver awareness packages. Will have to how the comfort holds up during the duration of the lease.

On second look, I think the fans may be used for heating as well.

Thanks for the pic!

Marc NY
12-22-12, 01:41 PM
... Here in Georgia I have found that on leaving my car on a hot day I turn the fan on the A/C to high and then when I am a few minutes away from getting into the car I remotely start it and open the rear hatch to blow the hot air out. There is another quick and easy method to let out the HOT air inside your SRX and that is to just hold down the Unlock Button on your key fob for a few seconds and that action will automatically lower all your windows in your SRX for you. Lowering all your windows instead of opening your rear tailgate might be a safer method for those who might have anything of value in the rear storage compartment area. :)

hawkeye372
12-23-12, 08:32 PM
There is another quick and easy method to let out the HOT air inside your SRX and that is to just hold down the Unlock Button on your key fob for a few seconds and that action will automatically lower all your windows in your SRX for you. Lowering all your windows instead of opening your rear tailgate might be a safer method for those who might have anything of value in the rear storage compartment area. :)

Does this work on the 2010 model or just the 2011-13 models.

TheCaptain
12-24-12, 06:17 AM
All new SRX's have the auto down window feature, hawkeye.

Cadillac Cust Svc
12-24-12, 11:43 AM
inspectorudy,

Have your questions been resolved about remote start and your heated seats? Feel free to contact me or Katie with the last eight of your VIN and we can look into this further for you. Thank you.

Tricia, Cadillac Customer Service (Assisting Katie).