: Just another new member

03-15-06, 11:57 AM
Hey everyone, I bought my first Cadillac yesterday! I know you hear it in every new person's post, but you guys really have a well maintained and informative website here at CadillacOwners.com. Anyway the vehicle I purchased (overpaid for) is a 1990 Cadillac Sedan Deville with 201k miles on her. The exterior and interior look to be original and very well maintained. In the short time that I have driven the vehicle, I have only noticed 2 things that will need to be taken care of.

All in all I am pretty happy about the car and I hope to learn alot about this vehicle and any future Caddy that I may purchase.


Just for the curious I paid 1300 dollars for this baby blue monster.

And the problems I have noticed are a slight studdering issue when giving her a little gas and the gas gauge reads in metric.

What I have done so far: plugs, wires, cap, and rotor. I reset the codes (it had 4 stored) and it returned the code E41 - cam sensor signal. So i will research some more and then ask for help. Love the site, looking foward to talking much more in the future.

Pictures will be up tonight, if I can figure it out. :)

03-15-06, 10:07 PM
Welcome to the forums! You'll find lots of good information here.

If you have a digital speedometer, there is an E/M switch on the left side which converts all readings from metric to English. If you have an analog speedometer, you likely have a Canadian car. I'm not sure how (or if) you can switch that over.

03-15-06, 10:16 PM
Found it. This is only if you don't have a digital dash.

With the key off, look under your dash near the steering column for a single wire connector. The wires running to it should be light blue on one side and black on the other. Unplug this connector and turn on your key. You should have English readings now.

03-16-06, 07:52 AM
Thanks for the reply, I also posted this in the proper forum with a picture of under my dash and the connector doesn't seem to exist. The owners manual is still with the car and the original owner Myrtle (something) bought the car in Tennessee in 1990.

03-16-06, 07:55 AM
Here is a link to the thread and the picture.


03-16-06, 09:44 AM
Welcome Chris!

Thanks for the kind words about the site. We (Sal and the Admin team) are proud of what we built here and very glad to have been helpful to you. It sounds like to got a nice deville there.
Here is a link to Edmunds appraisal for your car:1990 Deville appraisal (http://www.edmunds.com/used/1990/cadillac/deville/16085/options.html?tmvaction=vdpresult).
Not too far off, when they make it to that mileage in that condition it is a good sign. Sounds like you know what to look for, here is some more good reading:What to look for when buying used Cadillacs (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/general-cadillac-non-model-specific-discussion/5880-what-look-when-buying-used-cadillacs.html)

One more link (VIN Decode):1990 Vin Decode (http://100megsfree4.com/cadillac/cad1990/cad90.htm)
Good luck. Patiently waiting for pix.

03-16-06, 10:33 AM
Thanks Paul,

I am a little shocked by the difference in values stated by Edmonds and Kelly Blue Book. Thanks for the links, I read the one about buying a cadillac after the fact.

I wanted to clean the Caddy up before I took the pictures but I didn't have a chance too, so I will just take some tonight to post on here.

Also, would it be ok to start a new thread disscussing all the things I have found wrong with my car, or is it better to do individual threads?

03-16-06, 11:54 AM
My pleasure to help you out.
I suggest you post your questions in the Deville section or the individual sections according to problem. Each section has a following of specialized 'gurus' that will be able to give you clearer and more efficient answers to your concerns. As we always do we suggest you do a search first to see if your problem has been previously addressed and what the fixes and correction is. Good Luck!

03-16-06, 06:58 PM

03-16-06, 08:52 PM
Nice ride! I wish mine had those cloth seats some days (like these cold winter mornings). :eek:

I've made another post regarding your English/metric situation in the other forum.

Enjoy your Cadillac!

03-17-06, 07:38 AM
Yes I enjoy cloth, my altima has leather and it is uncomfortable in the extreme temperatures.

Thanks for the reply.

03-19-06, 01:01 PM
I would of paid 1300.00 for that Deville. :thumbsup:

Good luck and welcome a board.