: Cadillac logo chrome piece loose on back of vehicle



danmc00
06-29-13, 06:31 PM
I just bought a 2010 Luxury edition escalade but I noticed the back cadillac chrome piece on the hatch is a little loose. Is the a way to tighten it? Or how do you remove it?

nathanjax
06-29-13, 07:04 PM
There are 4 10mm bolts that hold it on, plus 2 snap clips on the top and 1 in the middle. To get it off you have to remove the plastic on the hatch. That piece breaks VERY easy, so you will bust it trying to get it off. You'll need to use some plastic weld or something like it to attach the bolts to the broken clips to put it back together

All 3 in the pic are broken

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/nathanjax/2007%20Yukon/Misc%20Upgrades/Applique/b_zpsf0102c42.jpg

And here's a close up of the bolts and how they break

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/nathanjax/2007%20Yukon/Misc%20Upgrades/Applique/2_zpse06628a0.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/nathanjax/2007%20Yukon/Misc%20Upgrades/Applique/3_zps849a4ccf.jpg

danmc00
06-30-13, 09:08 PM
Would this be covered under factory warranty?

I don't want to chance breaking it. If not, what is the first step of removing it?

nathanjax
06-30-13, 10:09 PM
I would certainly try to get it covered under warranty first. To remove it, you open the lift gate, remove the plastic on the liftgate, and there will be the 4 screw holes to remove the nuts with 10mm socket

danmc00
07-01-13, 10:08 PM
Dealer is fixing under warranty. they also noticed a wheel center cap with a bubble in the chrome so they replaced that too.

nathanjax
07-01-13, 10:42 PM
Dealer is fixing under warranty. they also noticed a wheel center cap with a bubble in the chrome so they replaced that too.

WIN!!!!!

congrats!