: A Quick Funny



AustinV
04-22-05, 10:08 AM
I went to the gas station last night for my first fill up. I spent 10 minutes looking for a button to open the fuel filler door. Had to get the manual out to figure out this highly complicated task. I even tried talking to the door - thinking maybe it was voice activated. :histeric: Anyway, I couldn't help but laugh at myself as I sat there in my car like an idiot trying to figure this out. Just thought I'd share.

alcindus
04-22-05, 10:30 AM
I did the same thing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! felt like a dumbass

Xrayqueen
04-22-05, 11:10 AM
I did the same thing. It is unbeliveable that Caddy dealer doesn't have a lock release. In Cali everyone is worried because people are starting to steal gas or the car/SUV to get the gas :( Oh well hopefully Caddy dealer will get the message. We need locks !!!!
Peace :bouncy:

trekster
04-22-05, 11:35 AM
Don't feel dumb...I did the same thing. :lol:

trukk
04-22-05, 12:47 PM
When you talk to the car:

1) The car must be black
2) You must call it KITT
3) Your name must be Michael, and germans must really like you, for it to respond.

Duh!

-Chris

PneuBird
04-22-05, 12:54 PM
You forgot to "Say the magic words, Froggy" :halo:

Koooop
04-22-05, 12:56 PM
I went to the gas station last night for my first fill up. I spent 10 minutes looking for a button to open the fuel filler door. Had to get the manual out to figure out this highly complicated task. I even tried talking to the door - thinking maybe it was voice activated. :histeric: Anyway, I couldn't help but laugh at myself as I sat there in my car like an idiot trying to figure this out. Just thought I'd share.

I called on star...:D They didn't know where the button was either.

joshdctsv
04-22-05, 01:30 PM
I called on star...:D They didn't know where the button was either.

Let me spare you the pain of one other embarrassment... spend 10 minutes solid staring at the parking brake release and the hood release. Now look at them for another 10 minutes. Finally, look at them for another 10 minutes. Though you’ll still do it many times over the coming months, this will at least reduce the odds of you popping the hood instead of releasing the brake the first time you try showing off the new ride to your friends.

Kev
04-22-05, 01:55 PM
No 'Flash-to-pass' and no fuel door locks! :rant2: When is GM gonna get with the program here?! Ford even put these items standard in thier Escorts for criminey sakes!! :madtalkin

Is it too much to ask?! :nono:

HDMLNIUM
04-22-05, 02:06 PM
I would have done the same thing if I didn't read it on this board first. Someone posted about sticking something in there to open it and someone else said to push on the rear of it. Anyway, I have pulled up twice now on the wrong side, All my GM trucks and SUV's have all been on the drivers side, and they go and put this on the passenger side. go figure..:banghead:


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Barak
04-22-05, 03:22 PM
My girlfriend couldn't figure it out the first time either. She called Onstar and they didn't know either. I didn't have a problem because Mercedes has, or had, the same stupid setup.

StealthV
04-22-05, 05:34 PM
No 'Flash-to-pass' and no fuel door locks!

The V has flash to pass.

Kev
04-22-05, 05:44 PM
The V has flash to pass.One down, one to go!

Kev
04-22-05, 05:46 PM
Took 'em at least 20 years for the Flash-to-pass, I hope it doesn't take another 20 for fuel door locks!

StealthV
04-22-05, 05:56 PM
GM has had flash to pass for well over a decade.

Have fun with your Escort, err Aerostar. :cheers:

Kev
04-22-05, 06:10 PM
GM has had flash to pass for well over a decade.

Have fun with your Escort, err Aerostar. :cheers:Interesting that they didn't include that simple function in Cadillacs until the 90's when other domestic manufacturers have had it as standard equipment on even their economy models for decades, I won't even mention the imports who started it (oops, I just did didn't I?) and thank you, I'm enjoying all my current cars, they've served me very well so far. :)

Maybe they stereotyped thier customer base as older folks who cruise gently and sedately on the right side of the road seldom feeling the need to pass? It was likely included when they came out with the N* and the higer performance it offered? I dunno. And now with the V it would be considered a required feature, no?

gothicaleigh
04-22-05, 07:49 PM
Maybe they stereotyped thier customer base as older folks who cruise gently and sedately on the right side of the road seldom feeling the need to pass?

Until the Escalade and new Art&Science designs started coming out, that was Cadillac's customer base. So maybe that was the thinking. ;)


It was likely included when they came out with the N* and the higer performance it offered? I dunno. And now with the V it would be considered a required feature, no?

All the new designs have FTP, so what's the complaint about? We already realize that Cadillac was in a sorry state in the eighties. It got better. Get over it. :p

:lildevil:




As to the thread topic, I believe that the searching to open the filler door is a CTS hazing ritual. I climbed all over my car the first time I pulled up to the pumps, flipped through the instruction manual, and finally decided to try pushing on the door hoping it had a spring release or something... Yeah, it's rather embarrassing when you sit at the station for ten minutes like you lost something looking for the release...

:o

Maybe they feel safe knowing that their door is safer than any locking mechanism. I know it took me longer than any other vehicle I've ever gassed up to open. lol

lawfive
04-23-05, 09:28 PM
I think I have everybody beat, but only because I combined EVERYTHING at the first fill-up: pulled up on the wrong side, got out, got back in, moved the car, looked down for the gas door release, got out and walked around, stared at the gas door for a while, went back to look for the gas door release again, even looked in the glove compartment, got back out and stared for a while, finally figured it out and gassed it up, got back in, started the engine, and popped the hood release.

Don't tell anybody.

OuTLAw
04-23-05, 09:55 PM
Haha, I thought that I was the only one who couldn't figure out how to open the gas door. I even tried to push on one side of the gas door to open it(wrong side) so that added a good 5 minutes to my frustration. Now I do not feel so dumb...

On the other hand, I still to this day occasionally release the hood instead of releasing the brake, DOH!!!

MikeF
04-23-05, 09:57 PM
I had to be shown how to work the gas cap by a station attendant - I drove around and found a full-serve and asked the guy. It never occured to me it didn't lock.

homer403
04-23-05, 10:06 PM
OuTLAw, that was funny :histeric: . That dam hood release.... reminds me about a month after I got my car... was with a very nice girl at a hot club here in Washington, D.C., valet parked of course... we went in... and when we came out, waited for about 30 minutes for them to get the car (place was packed)... car comes, I tip the valet, I get in the car, my date gets in the car, everyone is looking at the V, I gun the engine:devil: , again everyone watching, I went to release the parking brake... poped.. the hood opens....:crying: , my girl starts laughing...:nono: , you all knows the rest.

thebigjimsho
04-24-05, 01:48 AM
Guilty here as well on the fuel door and hood release.

OuTLAw
04-24-05, 03:14 AM
LOL Homer! Yea the engineers at Cadillac must either be cruel or have a sense of humor to build a bad ass car such as the V with a foot brake rather than a hand brake...

Rachane
04-24-05, 11:59 AM
Until Cadillac puts an electric lock on the CTS-V gas flap, you might want to replace the gas cap itself with a key-lock version. Go to:

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com

and find GM part number 10326376. Described as "cap" for $18.79, it is the locking version of your regular gas cap.

As for the hood-release/parking brake confusion, the best solution that I've read here is to apply a piece of stick-on velcro to either one or the other. Then when you reach down and touch the velcro, you'll know which pull it is.

PneuBird
04-24-05, 12:47 PM
OK guys...you have to picture this. It's February '04 and I'm picking up the "V" at my dealership. They have it in their showroom and everybody from the dealership is there since it's the first one they have sold. I get to be the lucky person to drive her off the showroom floor! I start her up (impressive sounds inside the showroom) and rev her up for grins and giggles. I reach down to release the emergency brake and you guessed it....pop the hood!!! Now I get out of the car and then try to figure out how to open the hood to close it. Felt like a real dumbass in front of everyone. So much for the child of the sixties who knew everything about cars!!! I also did the wrong side of the pump routine a few times!!! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

V-Beach
04-25-05, 08:34 AM
I'm still trying to figure out what the 5 and 6 mean on that thing that sticks up next to the drivers seat?