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  1. Changing Factory Radios

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014
    Has anyone successfully switch out their factory radio for another factory radio and the dealership was able to reprogram it? I have a 08 Cadillac Escalade ESV, I’ve tried twice to change out my radio with another factory radio and the dealership was not able to link it. Is this process even...
  2. 2015 ESV towing capabilities with 110k miles

    Cadillac Escalade and ESV Forum - 2015+
    We’re thinking of getting an RV. It says recommended weight shouldn’t exceed 7900lbs. We’re thinking of getting a 28’ 5300lb travel trailer but want to make sure the caddy is truly capable of towing it around the US??? We’re new to the caddy world and don’t want to bust our transmission. Any...
  3. 05 esv Bose digital no nav looking into changing to aftermarket

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    So just curious what the best harness is I want to keep factory amp want to keep everything but OnStar I'll keep it if I have to but idc and I'm running a line converter now to my subs and I hooked in behind cd changer to the sub wires and it just doesn't sound good at all should I be hooking in...
  4. 2005 ESV idle question

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    I'm currently looking at used 2005 ESV, and after starting it, it idled rough for about a minute. The man selling it said it was a computer feature so the car and heat/A/C would get to optimal temperatures before driving the car. The seller owns his own autobody, and is restoring cars, but I...
  5. 2007 ESV shuts off while driving

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014
    Hey guys, Was driving my vehicle a long distance and it had completely shut off on me when I was driving down a hill, still had electrical power inside the vehicle. Initially tried to start the vehicle and it would crank all the way but would not start. I had recently changed some parts as well...
  6. Fan motor keeps running

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    My 2005 ESV's fan motor keeps running even when shut off, my fan controls don't work at all. Can anyone help?
  7. dvd's in Navigation head unit?

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    I read on the net that there is a hack so you can watch movies in the Nav system? I tried it but doesnt seem to work. Does anybody know how to do this?
  8. 05 Escalade Rear Liftgate

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    I have seen lots of posts about this, but I'm not sure this applies since my 05 is a manual lift. I suddenly can't unlock my rear hatch, either with the key fob or the interior switch. I used to hear the back unlock, but now it's just the doors. Can't open either it or the back glass manually...
  9. Rear Liftgate

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    I have an 06 ESV and when it rains and I open the tailgate, rain gets dumped into the rear crago area. It looks like the rain goes under the 3rd taillight and the runs forward and leaks down into the cargo area. Is this normal, if not how can I fix it. Just doesn't seem right. Thanks guys, Bob
  10. 2007 Escalade Interior Chrome Door Handle - Defect Letter Received

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014
    Did anyone else get the letter from GM about the interior chrome door handles may have a defect which causes the top of the door handle to peel off and get rough? It says as long as the vehicle is less than 10 years old and under 100,000 miles this is to be fixed by authorized dealer under...
  11. 02 escalade location of A/C rear expansion valve

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    Where is the A/C rear expansion valve on an 02 escalade located. later Orlie
  12. How fragile are our trucks?

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    Folks, Not to start a crazy thread, but I've had my truck for just over two weeks now, and I'm starting to get worried. It's a 2004 ESV with just under 56k miles, and it was treated very well by the previous owner. I went into the purchase eyes wide open knowing that it needed front diff...
  13. Soon to Cadillac; Escalade ESV

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014
    I'm planning on picking up an Escalade ESV in the next few months. This will be my first Cadillac and I'm actually pretty excited about that. None the less a few questions: I am looking at the 2008 from a cost perspective. Whatever I end up buying will have low 20k miles and be ultra...
  14. My New 2010 EXT

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014
    Picked up my 2010 EXT yesterday. I drove seven hours to San Antonio from Baton Rouge Sunday night in my 2003 EXT to stay with a friend. Got up at 6:30 and drove to Covert Cadillac in Austin. I got there about 9:00 and I drove off in my black w/cashmere interior 2010 EXT. Sticker was slightly...
  15. front end/transfer case grinding and "banging" noise

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    i just purchased a 2005 escalade ext. 2 weeks in, i have a problem with the drive train. when slowing down, something in the transfer case or front end is banging. after this happened several times, it began to sound as if something was grinding inside the front end when the transmission is...
  16. Atlanta area shop for front diff rebuild?

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    Folks, I went ahead and bought my '04 ESV even though I knew it had the diff problem (got the price reduced for it). It's a great truck - only 55k miles. So, now I have to get it fixed, but I don't know where to go other than the stealer. Can anyone from the ATL area help me out with a...
  17. 2007 esv needs brakes (HELP)

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014
    My 2007 ESV with 50,000 miles is in need of brakes. Dealer tells me the wear level is at a 3 on all 4 wheels. Is there a specific type or brand anyone can reccommend? I am not looking to keep it but another 2yrs or 30,000 miles longer. I don't want to spend a bunch of money for the best brakes...
  18. Air Ride Questions

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    I have an 05 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum. I am getting ready to turn 100,000 miles. The air ride compressor is not working. I ordered a arnott compressor. I called them and the guy from there said I should replace the rear shocks as well. What do you guys think. He says they should have...
  19. 2010 Purchase Price

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014
    I'm pretty close to trading in my 2007 Jeep Cherokee SRT-8 for a new 2010 Escalade Premium ESV, which stickers for $76.7K Right now Cadillac is offering 0% financing for 72 months, which I plan on taking advantage of. I was wondering if anyone had some insight on what I should pay for a 2010...
  20. Should I trade?

    Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006
    Should I trade my 04 ESV for a 02 EXT? ESV black with dark gray...Navigation 140k, 2-3 lowering kit installed... New paint, Interior is not so perfect. EXT black with a lighter gray, condition on the interior overall is better. A few scratches....150k... And aftermarket in-dash NON...
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