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Thread: Can anyone answer - the resistors for struts/shocks again ?

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    Can anyone answer - the resistors for struts/shocks again ?

    I missed the answer for the resistor for 92 eldorado shocks when you convert to regular shocks. I see the yellow resistor but can't find them . need to buy


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    Re: resistor shocks for 92 eldorado

    Which Eldorado model ?? I believe the ETC had active suspension, which would need to "fool" the suspension control systems if you went with inexpensive struts front, shocks rear. The ESC did not have an active suspension, so the resistors would not be needed.

    The active struts/shocks have a wiring harness pigtail connected to each; the passives do not.

    JimD would know, but the resistors are a common 4.7 KOhm carbon or metal film power resistor sold at Radio Shack - dirt cheap.

    Google "cadillac forums eldorado suspension resistor install" or something close, always preceded by "cadlilac forums .......................".
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    Re: resistor shocks for 92 eldorado

    I dont think the 92 had active suspension, correct me if i'm wrong

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    4.7K OHM is for CVRSS cars ('97+). RSS is different.

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    Re: resistor shocks for 92 eldorado

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    4.7K OHM is for CVRSS cars ('97+). RSS is different.
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    100% CORRECT -
    the RSS suspension needs a relay added
    to satisfy the SERVICE SUSPENSION SYSTEM message

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    Thumbs up cadillac for dummys - suspension resistors

    I'm new and need alot of help I got the info on the resistor for the shocks. I was a little short on info to you guys My 92 eldorado has all four wheels with suspention control each shock has 3 wires to the pin that enters the shock on top. Question the resistor only has 2 wires. whitch two wires do I conect the resistor to and will I have to reset the system and how do I do that
    Thanks dummy

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    Please don't start multiple threads in the same subject.

    There are replies in your other thread, the resistor trick does not work on pre '97 cars.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-eldorado.html

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    Re: resistor shocks for 92 eldorado

    gizmodon09, Please do NOT start multiple threads on the same problem in the same car. One thread is sufficient. As posted, if you had gone back and read your original thread you would have seen several posts with advice. Thanks for the consideration.

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    can anyone answer

    92 eldorado I know I'm not important and dont hav a v just trying to find out what wires ti attach the risistor to on my eldorado there are 3 wires and a resistor only has 2 you told me what resistor to buy do you know how to wire it. thanks

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    Re: resistor shocks for 92 eldorado

    This is the THIRD thread you have started concerning the same problem. Every time you post another thread on the SAME question you take up server space, dilute your original question, and force members offering advice to jump from thread to thread in order to keep up.

    It has ALL been moved to this, your most recent thread - leave it here....... and go back through this thread and read it ALL, please !

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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmodon09 View Post
    92 eldorado I know I'm not important and dont hav a v ...........................
    Just exactly what does THAT ^^^ have to do with the price of tea in China ??? Post and review your threads correctly and you'll find that your question has already been answered.

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    Re: can anyone answer

    Quote Originally Posted by gizmodon09 View Post
    92 eldorado I know I'm not important and dont hav a v just trying to find out what wires ti attach the risistor to on my eldorado there are 3 wires and a resistor only has 2 you told me what resistor to buy do you know how to wire it. thanks
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    once again - with more feelings this time -

    the resistor "trick" will NOT work on your RSS type suspension system -

    you need to tap into - and add a relay to satisfy the SERVICE SUSPENSION message -

    look in the suspension forum - here
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...e-control.html

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    Re: Can anyone answer - the resistors for struts/shocks again ?

    Based on a particularly insulting PM, the OP will not be around for a while.

    gizmodon09, Contrary to your PM, I did answer your initial question, and opened the field for additional advice from other members - which you received. It's all in here.


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