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    Re: eldorado interior panels

    Thanks for the info..

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    They'll fit up to '97 Sevilles, '99 Devilles, and Eldos up to '02. They'll fit last gen Fleetwoods as well.

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    Re: eldorado interior panels

    Thanks.. I'd like to find one to match the wood grain on the dash and doors. Was it difficult to remove it? My concern is with the airbag.

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    Re: eldorado interior panels

    Lifer, I just finished sound dampening my my doors and the rear panels, seat, and deck after repairing the panels.
    You're right! The car is much quieter and I'm now thinking about doing the floor pans.

    Could you provide any tips on removing the console, the rug, and any clip/screw locations?
    I'm concerned about the removing the console. looks like the radio and controls would have to come out.
    Can I do one side at a time versus taking it all apart?
    Any tips would be appreciated..

    Quote Originally Posted by Lifer View Post
    After everything is removed from the cabin - seats, console, side panels, carpet retainers, carpet, you clean the floor rear good with soap and water ( DO NOT FLOOD IT, WIPE IT DOWN TO CLEAN THE SURFACE) and then go over every thing when dry with some mineral spirits or alcohol. Again, don't flood, only wipe it down. I will at this point assume (as in mine) there is no rust or flaking paint. If there is, repair that first. When you have good surfaces, apply Dynamat to them and then reinstall the part. What your trying to do is create a new layer of sound retardant under the carpet and the rear seat area. The same with the inside of the doors and trunk. When the interior components are installed, there should be no Dynamat showing, only working.


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    Cadi509,
    Would you know if Cadillac provided a shift knob to something with wood grain as well?
    That and the steering wheel are the two things that look lousy in the interior of my 98 Eldo.

    Quote Originally Posted by cadi509 View Post
    The wood wheels are a tough find and even when you do they can be outrageously spendy..... The cool thing is those wheels will fit most Cadillacs from 96-02 but they only came on eldorados from either 00-02 or 01-02?

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    Re: eldorado interior panels

    Here is how, in the order from the manual. Don't forget - RTFM!!

    Remove the console storage compartment.
    Disconnect the 3 electrical connectors on the left inner side of the center console.
    Remove the console trim plate.
    Remove the ashtray.
    Remove the driver information switch.
    Remove the radio and A/C control assembly.
    Remove the 2 fasteners retaining the console to the floor.
    Remove the 4 fasteners retaining the console to the instrument panel.
    Disconnect the console air supply duct. Turn in order to release.
    Release the tie band in order to remove.
    Disconnect the electrical connectors to the console.
    Disconnect the auto transmission park lock cable from the shift plate bracket.
    Disconnect the auto transmission range selector lever cable from the shift plate bracket.
    Disconnect the BTSI electrical connector.
    Pull the console rearward while lifting upward on the rear of the console.
    Remove the console from the vehicle.
    Transfer the components as necessary.
    Remove the shift assembly from the console.

    It is best done with the seats removed - do this first.

    The carpet -OEM - is in two pieces, front and back. A new one may be one molded unit. I am getting ready to order on from Rock Auto this week.

    The carpet retainers along the side pop out with retaining clips. There is a screw on the back end - take out the rear seat cushion to access this. The watch the seat belts that go through the retainers.

    Basically it comes apart easily, like a puzzle - do it in order, and replace in order. To do all of this in my 06 STS scares me, but the Eldo is rather friendly.

    The biggest hazard is that all this stuff is PLASTIC or NYLON and will break at the wrong time. You have to take your time. The replacements are getting expensive, even though they are available in most cases. Since you are not a commercial shop on an hourly or time/material schedule - take your time

    Clean as you go, put all screws, clips, and pieces in plastic bags - marked well, take lots of pictures, and good luck.

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    Re: eldorado interior panels

    Lifer, this is great information... Thank you!
    I'll let you know how it goes when I do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lifer View Post
    Here is how, in the order from the manual. Don't forget - RTFM!!

    Remove the console storage compartment.
    Disconnect the 3 electrical connectors on the left inner side of the center console.
    Remove the console trim plate.
    Remove the ashtray.
    Remove the driver information switch.
    Remove the radio and A/C control assembly.
    Remove the 2 fasteners retaining the console to the floor.
    Remove the 4 fasteners retaining the console to the instrument panel.
    Disconnect the console air supply duct. Turn in order to release.
    Release the tie band in order to remove.
    Disconnect the electrical connectors to the console.
    Disconnect the auto transmission park lock cable from the shift plate bracket.
    Disconnect the auto transmission range selector lever cable from the shift plate bracket.
    Disconnect the BTSI electrical connector.
    Pull the console rearward while lifting upward on the rear of the console.
    Remove the console from the vehicle.
    Transfer the components as necessary.
    Remove the shift assembly from the console.

    It is best done with the seats removed - do this first.

    The carpet -OEM - is in two pieces, front and back. A new one may be one molded unit. I am getting ready to order on from Rock Auto this week.

    The carpet retainers along the side pop out with retaining clips. There is a screw on the back end - take out the rear seat cushion to access this. The watch the seat belts that go through the retainers.

    Basically it comes apart easily, like a puzzle - do it in order, and replace in order. To do all of this in my 06 STS scares me, but the Eldo is rather friendly.

    The biggest hazard is that all this stuff is PLASTIC or NYLON and will break at the wrong time. You have to take your time. The replacements are getting expensive, even though they are available in most cases. Since you are not a commercial shop on an hourly or time/material schedule - take your time

    Clean as you go, put all screws, clips, and pieces in plastic bags - marked well, take lots of pictures, and good luck.

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    Im getting anxious to install my replacement rear panels. What size torx bit do i need for the seatbelt pulley assembly? T50?

    I plan on dynomatting the rear shelf when i do so.

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    Re: eldorado interior panels

    The size you need is T45.

    T50 is what you need to remove the rear air shocks.

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    Vincentm, are you going to Dynamat the metal behind the interior panels and under the seats?
    I did mine including the rear deck and find the car very quiet now especially when hitting bumps (more of the thud sound).
    It was a lot of work but worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammgm View Post
    The size you need is T45.

    T50 is what you need to remove the rear air shocks.

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    Vincentm, are you going to Dynamat the metal behind the interior panels and under the seats?
    I did mine including the rear deck and find the car very quiet now especially when hitting bumps (more of the thud sound).
    It was a lot of work but worth it.
    I might include that, but dynamat is expensive, even on Amazon. If anyone has some left over, send it my way lol

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    Re: eldorado interior panels

    I used a product called BXTII from a company called Rammat in CA. You can buy their sheets in a 19 count pack or indivudually for about $6 each.
    I bought 14 sheets which was enough to do everything in the rear part of the car. I think it was about 4 sheets per side behind the panels with the remaining 6 to cover under the seat and upper deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammgm View Post
    I used a product called BXTII from a company called Rammat in CA. You can buy their sheets in a 19 count pack or indivudually for about $6 each.
    I bought 14 sheets which was enough to do everything in the rear part of the car. I think it was about 4 sheets per side behind the panels with the remaining 6 to cover under the seat and upper deck.
    Thanks for the info, i'll look it up today after work. Ill pick up a T45 tomorrow

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    Picked up the T45 socket for 1.97 at home depot, Mcurley Cadillac dealership, didnt have the panel clips, went to fastenal and got em for $2. Now to get some dynamat

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    Re: eldorado interior panels

    Good luck.. let us know how it goes.. pics are always nice too..

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    Re: eldorado interior panels

    Lost the cellphone pics for my install, i'll take some new ones, but not the dynomatting (hate taking it all apart lol), Anywho.


    Now the rear center of my headliner appears to have starting coming off. If i take it to an upholstery shop i assume they'll want to remove the entire thing, re-glue it and reinstall. Or can i just brush an adhesive on this part?

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    Re: eldorado interior panels

    Vicentm,
    I cant make any suggestions about re-gluing the headliner... Sorry.
    I had an 89 Coupe Deville which had the headliner falling off and had to take it to a place that fixes them which they had to replace.
    This particular one had some type of backing which was part of it.
    I think they sell adhesive in a spray can so maybe if you can take it down enough and depending on the backing, you may be able to re-glue it.
    Hopefully someone in the forum could provide guidance on repairing it.

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