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    A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    Driver and passenger Door panels are cracked and split the are basically gorgeous red and white, Is there anyone out there who can fix them?
    On mine the windshield wiper control is part of the driver side Door. Nothing works when I push the lever up,, never mind the washer button. Whats the best way to even get onto the Wiper Motor to check if it is still working. Also can anyone tell me were I can get a schematic for the wiring?
    Thanks for any help you can give

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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    Any competent interior shop should be able to recover your door panels. Complete wiring diagrams can be found in the 1969 factory serivce manual. You can buy them all day lon on ebay.

    Let's see some pics of your beauty!

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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    ah thanks got some now, Still got some work to day on the body but everything is there
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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    That's a really sharp look. I'm a sucker for contrast piping. Love it!

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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    Thank you very Much

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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    one more pic
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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    Jiggle the whiper blade arm up and down a little and try again.
    Mine refuse sometimes too. They work just fine after jiggling.

    Also, I need to slide the switch to off veeery slowly, otherwise the blades keep dancing up and down from the park position when the switch is in off position.

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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    grins not very convenient when it starts raining however I reset the blades just a notch or to and now the are working just fine thanks for the tip

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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    Is Wieringa your last name?
    It is a last name from the northeast of the Netherlands (Groningen/Friesland/Overijssel area)

    BTW, justdashes.com in Van Nuys (CA) restore dashboards and doorpanels.

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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    That interior on your convertible looks very nice, but I don't think it is original to the car. I don't remember any post war Cadillac having contrasting piping from the factory.

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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    Nice car btw

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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    nice car and nice interior, like said before thats not likely original interior, so an upholstery shop will have to take a look or maybe if you know a mobile interior repair guy? I have a three inch tear in my 69 sedan deville and I work at a used car dealership and our mobile guy is going to try and fix the padding and cloth (why it ripped in the first place) so it wont wear out and allow the springs to tear the seat for $50 bucks, while an upholstery shop wanted 1k to redo the whole seat which is in like new condition exept the small tear and worn padding on the drivers side.

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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    Nods. Cadillac had no "piped" accents yes the seats and back panels have been redone. However the color scheme is supposed to be original and so are the door panels. That's according to our local Cadillac dealer who did some research on the Vin Number. Would You believe it was delivered January 1969 in Billings Montana. A Convertible? I will be using it for Sunday drives and Parades maybe. Just something to keep alive...smiles

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    and yes it is and so am I...smiles, But like a lot of dutch people the homeland gets way to crowded so we're all over the planet, Check it out Holland is one of the most densely populated country's on this planet, if not the one. more the 1100 per square mile. South Carolina just 27...smiles plenty of elbow room. Thanks for the Post
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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    When reliable those 1969's are great long distance cruisers. Back in the seventies an aunt who lived in Scottsdale had a '69 Sedan de Ville that I would drive from there to L.A. occasionally for her. The seats were great and it was a real mile burner. Great Interstate car!

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    Re: A Few Problems with my 69 Deville Convertible

    you're not kidding when I bought it I jumped in it and drove it 312 miles Home, Top dolwn portable CD player Blasting...grins and I will be 66 next Monday....

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