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Thread: NEW PURCHASE ('05 STS V8) Issues Already!

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    Re: NEW PURCHASE ('05 STS V8) Issues Already!

    These cars vary between trim levels more than you may realize. Even minor options can be very hard to retrofit.

    Don't buy any STS without an extended test drive.

    Buy the one that fits you.

    Enjoy!


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    Re: NEW PURCHASE ('05 STS V8) Issues Already!

    Quote Originally Posted by UNKUT View Post
    I just purchased a Silver 2005 STS with 67k miles today! On my 3 hr ride home from the place of purchase I randomly received a "HOOD AJAR" warning with a pic of the hood open in the display. Of course I pulled over and the hood was secure....so I opened it and reclosed it and made sure the handle wasn't pushed/pulled in any way and I still received this message another time or two before I put her to bed for the night! Now I'm used to a 2000 DTS so theres obviously new technology I'm unaware of so any help would be appreciated. Oh, and its an AWESOME car with UNBELIEVABLE power!!!!!
    Issues Already? My friend, I'd get used to it, and If you don't already have a code scanner I would invest in one as you WILL be needing one, I own 2 05 STS's and each brings a variety of misc issues...

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    Re: NEW PURCHASE ('05 STS V8) Issues Already!

    Quote Originally Posted by Angus Young View Post
    Issues Already? My friend, I'd get used to it, and If you don't already have a code scanner I would invest in one as you WILL be needing one, I own 2 05 STS's and each brings a variety of misc issues...
    By "Issues Already" I meant before I could even get the damn thing home lol! This is my 3rd Cadillac so I'm well aware of the misc issues these lovely cars have....but thanks for the heads up. I know my other Deville and my current DTS have onboard diagnostics.....does the STS have this as well? I never thought about it since I've been wrapped up in other projects with it already!!

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    Re: NEW PURCHASE ('05 STS V8) Issues Already!

    Quote Originally Posted by UNKUT View Post
    By "Issues Already" I meant before I could even get the damn thing home lol! This is my 3rd Cadillac so I'm well aware of the misc issues these lovely cars have....but thanks for the heads up. I know my other Deville and my current DTS have onboard diagnostics.....does the STS have this as well? I never thought about it since I've been wrapped up in other projects with it already!!
    no on-board diagnostics on the STS unfortunately.

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