: No power in Drivers door - Bad Door module?



YoshiMan
08-06-13, 01:28 AM
Anyone had the driver door module go south in their Escalade?

I went out today and unlocked my 03 ESV with the remote. Everything appeared normal until to my surprise, the drivers door was still locked... hmmm.. :hmm:

Tried the the remote again, all the locks but the driver door work.... so I keyed in and and discovered the drivers door has NOTHING. No seat memory or heat, no response from the driver door lock button, no power window control, pedals, or mirrors, and the truck doesn't register with the dome or dash lights that it's even open.

As I said the keyless remote still works fine except for the driver door, and all the other windows still work if controlled from their respective door switches. So, before I tear it apart tomorrow, figured i'de ask if anyone else has had this happen before?

The fuse is still okay, so I will fiddle with it tomorrow and post results. Worst case scenario a new switch/module assembly is about $160 and probably needs dealer programming. The passenger window switch on the driver door was kind of unresponsive anyway, so I was gonna the whole thing at some point or another as it is :thumbsup:

the cadillac man
08-06-13, 02:14 PM
Anyone had the driver door module go south in their Escalade?

I went out today and unlocked my 03 ESV with the remote. Everything appeared normal until to my surprise, the drivers door was still locked... hmmm.. :hmm:

Tried the the remote again, all the locks but the driver door work.... so I keyed in and and discovered the drivers door has NOTHING. No seat memory or heat, no response from the driver door lock button, no power window control, pedals, or mirrors, and the truck doesn't register with the dome or dash lights that it's even open.

As I said the keyless remote still works fine except for the driver door, and all the other windows still work if controlled from their respective door switches. So, before I tear it apart tomorrow, figured i'de ask if anyone else has had this happen before?

The fuse is still okay, so I will fiddle with it tomorrow and post results. Worst case scenario a new switch/module assembly is about $160 and probably needs dealer programming. The passenger window switch on the driver door was kind of unresponsive anyway, so I was gonna the whole thing at some point or another as it is :thumbsup:

The way you describe it the door module sounds like it has failed

YoshiMan
08-09-13, 10:17 PM
Ah, fun stuff! Well, I have shot emails to both the local Cadillac Dealership and the GMpartsDirect guys to see which particular part # i need, because there is quite a few of them with minor differences.... waiting to hear back. It's odd in that the number listed on the back of the current DDM doesn't have any results in the datebases... so we will find out here shortly!

YoshiMan
08-21-13, 10:42 PM
Got the new DDM in the mail. After changing it out, then Presto! everything works again!..... only thing i am confused on is that the GMPartsDirect guys confirmed that the new part would need dealer programming, however, ALL the features tied to it work, including the memory mirrors... hmmm..

I called Cadillac Customer service, who were actually helpful and even called the local dealer for me to find out what the story on that is, to which they refused to give them an answer since "they didn't put the part in".... Even the Service rep thought that was odd....

So i sent another email to GMpartsdirect to see if they knew, but as far as im concerned, if everything still works 100%, then it is as good as fixed!

the cadillac man
08-21-13, 11:20 PM
Got the new DDM in the mail. After changing it out, then Presto! everything works again!..... only thing i am confused on is that the GMPartsDirect guys confirmed that the new part would need dealer programming, however, ALL the features tied to it work, including the memory mirrors... hmmm..

I called Cadillac Customer service, who were actually helpful and even called the local dealer for me to find out what the story on that is, to which they refused to give them an answer since "they didn't put the part in".... Even the Service rep thought that was odd....

So i sent another email to GMpartsdirect to see if they knew, but as far as im concerned, if everything still works 100%, then it is as good as fixed!

I don't think the drivers door module needs programming like the passenger door module does due to the keyless entry system being tied into it

YoshiMan
08-21-13, 11:35 PM
Thats good to hear. yeah, even with the DDM completely disconnected and removed, the keyless entry still worked, except for on the drivers door. (had to hook up the battery and move the car real quick once while it was apart for a few days)

the cadillac man
08-22-13, 02:39 AM
Thats good to hear. yeah, even with the DDM completely disconnected and removed, the keyless entry still worked, except for on the drivers door. (had to hook up the battery and move the car real quick once while it was apart for a few days)

Remember if the passenger door module is disconnected the keyless entry system won't work

I found out this when I replaced my speakers and had the door modules disconnected at the time when I worked on the front doors(did them one at a time) so the work would be easier

Cadillac Cust Svc
08-22-13, 10:18 AM
Got the new DDM in the mail. After changing it out, then Presto! everything works again!..... only thing i am confused on is that the GMPartsDirect guys confirmed that the new part would need dealer programming, however, ALL the features tied to it work, including the memory mirrors... hmmm..

I called Cadillac Customer service, who were actually helpful and even called the local dealer for me to find out what the story on that is, to which they refused to give them an answer since "they didn't put the part in".... Even the Service rep thought that was odd....

So i sent another email to GMpartsdirect to see if they knew, but as far as im concerned, if everything still works 100%, then it is as good as fixed!

Hello YoshiMan,

I am happy to hear you were able to order the new DDM part and replace it, which seems to have resolved your initial concerns. If you have additional questions, please contact us via private message.

Sincerely,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Care

YoshiMan
08-22-13, 01:40 PM
thanks! will do