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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Rear shock replacement in Cadillac SRX / XT5 Forums; Don't forget the reason you have the auto-leveling, the HID's. Without the auto-level your headlights may end up to high ...
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    conedoctor is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: Rear shock replacement

    Don't forget the reason you have the auto-leveling, the HID's.

    Without the auto-level your headlights may end up to high or low.

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    Janisrick is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Rear shock replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by the people's guy View Post
    Can anyone help with the question above?
    Just replaced the front MRC shocks with standard ones and disconnected the control sysytem. My rear shocks had already been disconnected by someone else so i don't know what they did to defeat the computor there. I bought a couple of spade type automotive light sockets with the two wires for connecting to a circuit. I plugged a 10 watt automotive bulb into each socket and pushed the two wires into the computor connector which had been previously connected to the MRC shocks. (You have to remove the adapter to expose the female connections) Wrap some electrical tape around the connection to keep it place and viola 'No Warning Flags'. Both light sockets c/w bulbs cost about $10 bucks. Took about five minutes to do both sides. I also read somewhere that a 3 ohm resistor works as well. Don't know for sure. Been driving for a couple of months and so far so good.


    One last piece of info. The bulbs did not light up so you don't have to worry about starting a fire under ythe hood, however, they do provide enough variable resistance to do the job.

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    bones5000 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Rear shock replacement

    I bought a conversion to gas online for 600. came with resistors to cut into the electric connector on the top of the shock. this prevents me from having to remove the fuse and it was way cheaper!

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    Hurricane87 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Rear shock replacement

    Go here and search, I know some of these guys have switched from the air shocks to pneumatic. Even if you don't want to do that, you will probably get good information. I can't imagine the systems are substantially different.

    a u r o r a h dot p r o b o a r d s dot c o m

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    raustinss is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Rear shock replacement

    huh.....air shocks ? ....pneumatic is air shocks ....????
    Ludacrisvp likes this.

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    Re: Rear shock replacement

    cheaper but only $200 cheaper. they are about 400 online, well worth the mrc

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