Cadillac STS-V Series Forum Discussion, Updates on the updates and another question to pick your brain... in Cadillac V-Series Forums; First, the question: Moisture in one of my headlights. Yup. I know you guys have probably seen a bajillion of ...
- 05-05-14 12:19 AM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 2006 STS-V
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- Apr 2014
Updates on the updates and another question to pick your brain...
First, the question:
Moisture in one of my headlights. Yup. I know you guys have probably seen a bajillion of these posts but I was wondering if baking (at a low temp) and putting a thin coat of sealant would fix this or to check the back access panel/door seals would work. Obviously, the car is out of warranty and I sure as hell don't want to pay the $1000 to replace it. It isn't too bad and usually dries up within 1 or 2 days. It's at its worst after I wash the car (pressure washer). I don't hit the headlight very hard with it. The picture is after I took it through an automatic touchless car wash (at its worst).
And now for your entertainment, the frustrating update to my dealer visit:
So, after taking the car to the dealership to check for updates and install a new washer spray nozzle, I had some issues. First of all, they didn't have the discs to update the firmware and told me that I have to call a number to order the discs (couldn't get them through their parts dept.) and that not even the Caddy dealership up the road had them even after I showed them the TSB. Whatever, I'll deal with that issue later. Anywho, they found that the car needed ECU and BCM updates which they installed. Then, the hilarity ensues. I ordered a new "Supercharged" and V badge for the DRIVER SIDE front door because whoever had it before me was hit in the front left corner. (The body and paint are damn near close to perfect and didn't show up in the CarFax report.) They must've repainted the fender and door, and replaced badges because the body shop, whoever it was, put the badges on backwards (Supercharged V, not the other way around) and I didn't notice it until I got the car home and I was comparing it to stock photos. So, my plan was to do it myself (I've done this before) and replace it. The service rep called me about 2 hours later and told me they replaced it free of charged. Cool beans, free stuff, right? Wrong. They replaced the PASSENGER SIDE instead! What the actual hell? Now BOTH sides are backwards! So, the car is going BACK to the dealer to have a personal meeting with the service manager. I'm not a happy camper because those badges aren't cheap. I WILL make them re-do both sides for free especially since I didn't ask for them to do this. So what do you guys think?
- 05-05-14 02:12 AM #2
Re: Updates on the updates and another question to pick your brain...
First check the access doors in the back for misaligned rubber lining that seals out moisture. This stuff is easily knocked off its seat when the doors are closed up.