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Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Interior swap, What modules/parts need to swapped from my car? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by PeterS How do you know so much about this Car? General automotive knowledge, the FSM, and of ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterS
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    General automotive knowledge, the FSM, and of course, this forum .

    Seems like alot of wires that go everywhere.
    two main harnesses run on the floor, one on each side. They're normally inside two covered plastic channels, but I removed them to do the surface rust repair/rust proofing.[/QUOTE]

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    The weather is being uncooperative. It's either been too hot, or raining. Still at a stand still. Swapped the leather between the black seats I had, and the adaptive seats I got, that's about it.

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    So, after a little more than 30 hours of measuring, cutting, test fitting, taking parts in and out multiple times, gluing..... the sound proofing is done in all but the doors. It'll make sense why it takes so long once I explain what was done, but I have to get all the pics together and upload them first.

    Today I got the most time consuming part of the interior swap started, the dash:



    Have to swap some parts between them, and install the black one tomorrow.

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    Re: Interior swap, What modules/parts need to swapped from my car?

    Hey MC,
    I would be interested in a couple of trim pieces myself.

    The driver's side A-pillar trim, and the passenger side console kick panel with the accessory power plug in it.
    Are these clean and in good shape?

    My A-pillar trim has a burn mark and my accessory plug door is broken.

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    Wow, I just noticed your picture.
    What a project!

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    Re: Interior swap, What modules/parts need to swapped from my car?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    Removed factory butyl vibration damping, removed residue with xylene, wire brushed and sanded surface rust, cleaned everything with denatured alcohol, and applied rust stopper that my body shop gave me. Supposedly, it's even better than POR 15. It is a bit thicker. The center hump wasn't rusted, but the factory paint was very thin over the factory rust preventative, so I painted that as well.

    Here's where I am now:



    The rust stopper is very shiny, and makes the areas of bare metal look textured, but they are sanded smooth.
    Great job, MC! By the way, in back seat footwell area, there are two sections of the floor that are composed of two parallel metal sheets, and there is a cavity in between. The opening to the cavity is so narrow that you can't enter your hand. I had a leaky battery and before I know it had leaked and rusted (surface rust) the floor. The tubes were connected, it was external leak from the battery itself. Anyway, I sanded down the area, but couldn't do anything to that cavity other than spraying the rust stopper. Could you do anything about that area? Something more reasonable than what I did.

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    CaddyDrummer, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the original interior yet, but I'll let you know if I'm going to get rid of it.

    Ben, I used a type of pipe brush that looks like a tiny chimney sweep with a flexible (spring) shaft, to paint in the areas that I couldn't reach with a brush. Everything got covered.

    Got everything swapped between the dashes on Saturday, but it started raining just as I was going to install it. I was busy yesterday, I'll probably get it in later today.

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    Re: Interior swap, What modules/parts need to swapped from my car?

    MC did you have all the parts you need? Im parting out a Black on Black SLS right now havent even sold one piece yet.

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    Factory sunroof car?

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    Re: Interior swap, What modules/parts need to swapped from my car?

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    Factory sunroof car?
    MC are you thinking about buying another car lol

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    NO! Lol.

    I noticed that one of the map light buttons on the "new" overhead console isn't working very smoothly.

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    Re: Interior swap, What modules/parts need to swapped from my car?

    nope no sunroof mine doesn't have it either

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    Re: Interior swap, What modules/parts need to swapped from my car?

    MC,

    I talked with my main blower motor expert and he said just what I told you yesterday. They're a total pain in the rear...

    He said that he usually pulls the carpet back and then cuts out the insulation (puts it back after he's done of course) and that will give you just barely enough room.

    He also mentioned a hidden bolt that makes taking the original one out hard but i figured that you've already go that done
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    Thank you Chris. The thought of cutting the firewall insulation did cross my mind while I was under there, but I thought there would be a better way. I'll give it a try.

    The bolts are tiny, and one is WAY in back, with almost no clearance between it and the floor. A ratchet won't fit, so you need to use a little 5.5mm wrench, turning it 2 "flats" at a time, until it's loose enough to turn with your fingers, which there is barely enough room for. I assume that's the one he's talking about.

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    Re: Interior swap, What modules/parts need to swapped from my car?

    Yeah, sounds about right....
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    Ok, more heat waves and rain, and a PITA blower motor replacement, but the dash is going in now. Planning on having it drivable by the end of the day, and then I'll be almost done.

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