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Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Importing a Seville from Canada in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by basscatt ======================= the export models had a metric only cluster - ...totally wrong... ...exports are "switchable"... Originally ...
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    Re: Importing a Seville from Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
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    the export models had a metric only cluster -
    ...totally wrong... ...exports are "switchable"...

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    Maybe vehicles built for markets outside of north America don't have it (though I never heard of that) ....... Thinking more about it, I don't see why a Seville built for any market wouldn't have the button. These clusters can be made to display in several languages using a TECH II, presumably for use in other countries.
    yes...export Sevilles (STS, SLS) all do have an E/M button/similar implementation...92-97 K-bodys, 98 - 04 G-platform, 2005-up sigma-STS's...no exception...
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    Re: Importing a Seville from Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
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    the export models had a metric only cluster -
    Maybe the Euro ones, you can switch between metric and English. Make your car look fast is the only difference, when your gauge can go to 240 MPH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vacuumbed View Post
    Great info, yes you are all correct on the button to switch it. If I get it I may consider switching the cluster to a US one, but I see that I'm not required to.

    Does the 2004 Seville STS (Canadian) come with MagneRide?

    The one I found has navigation but no XM antenna on the roof. Weird.

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    Okay, I think I get it now. With a Canadian Seville, I get a 240 MPH speedo when the button is set to US. Cool.
    Yes There is only one difference between canadian Caddys and US Caddies, and thats the gauge clusters primary number set is Metric, but is still switchable.
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    Re: Importing a Seville from Canada

    Here is the sticker for the Seville.
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    Re: Importing a Seville from Canada

    The RPO of QCH says it's a 130 mph STS - 235/55/R17 tires.

    Just for grins, what's the build date on the driver's door sticker ?

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    Re: Importing a Seville from Canada

    It is 11/03.

    It's a black on black 2004 Seville STS with Navigation. 101,000 miles or 163,000 kms.

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    Re: Importing a Seville from Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by vacuumbed View Post
    It is 11/03.
    That completely blows my believed information on the end date of Seville TS production as about 07/03 (from Fitzgerald Cadillac in Annapolis). I wonder how come there was never (???) a "2004" STS sold in the States ?

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    Re: Importing a Seville from Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by vacuumbed View Post
    It is 11/03.

    It's a black on black 2004 Seville STS with Navigation. 101,000 miles or 163,000 kms.
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    Re: Importing a Seville from Canada

    I thought I read somewhere that GM did not want any confusion to the 2005 Cadillac STS that was going to be introduced at that time.

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    Re: Importing a Seville from Canada

    Not bad at all - RockAuto has F55 struts and shocks for about $2400 total. Considering the original cost and the present mileage he'll replace them all in another 10,000 - 25,000 miles - chump change.

    The 2004/2005 model year overlap - probably a good explanation, because the two cars - a real STS and the phony "STS" - are VERY different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409

    That completely blows my believed information on the end date of Seville TS production as about 07/03 (from Fitzgerald Cadillac in Annapolis). I wonder how come there was never (???) a "2004" STS sold in the States ?
    Supposedly a marketing decision, meant to lessen the association of "STS" with the FWD Seville, since the RWD "STS" was hitting the market soon.

    Yeah... Because nobody will remember 3 letters used since 1988 if you drop the model for a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vacuumbed View Post
    It is 11/03.

    It's a black on black 2004 Seville STS with Navigation. 101,000 miles or 163,000 kms.
    My ETC is black on black and a Canadian import. Metric IPC, block heater, does standard and metric, I wouldn't change a thing on it.

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    Re: Importing a Seville from Canada

    What US models don't have the block heater?
    What about if I am from Wisconsin, New York, New England states, and so on?

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    It was optional.

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    Re: Importing a Seville from Canada

    Post 26 definitely shows that car was built for Canadian delivery.

    There is no RPO listed for any sort of U.S. emissions compliance certification.

    RPO K05 = "Engine block heater"

    RPO Z49 = "Export Canadian Model mandatory base equipment"

    Block heater elements are actually pretty hard to find here in the lower 48 - the FWD Northstar uses a Calrod element bolted to each lower side of the block. There's a Y-cord that curls up and clips to ther throttle cable bracket - you unroll it and hang the 110VAC plug out the grille.

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