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Hi there, new on this site, just picked up a 91 Brougham about 2 weeks ago and lovin every minute of it. I do have a few questions though and I am hoping that I will find some answers here. First of all, I have noticed that my trip odometer resets itself periodically, and sometimes doesn't work at all. The regular odometer works fine, even when the trip is not working, and I can't figure out why. Secondly, I replaced the rear air ride with air shocks. I was expecting to have a problem with the air ride system in the car, but I have not at all. Were the compressors for front and rear seperate on the Broughams? I can hear the ride leveler come on when I start the car, but only for about 10-15 seconds. Other questions I have are: Why is there no wiring harness(that I could find) to put in an aftermarket stereo? Why is there no antenna adapter going into the stock cd player? Did Cadillac install inline amps with thier stereos that I will have to wire around? Has anyone found a nice place to drill through the firewall to run power to the trunk? Is there an easy way to calibrate the speedometer to read correctly when running a smaller tire size? Here is a pic of my new car, I know there are a lot of questions, but that is why I came to the experts on this site :)
 

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I'm not sure about your questions, but there are a lot of "tech" people who will be able to help you. I just want to say that is a very cool car. I love the color. Do you have the optional 5.7 liter? I can't believe the wheelbase on those things is 121.5 inches!! :worship:
 

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im not to familiar with the 91 fleetwood(braugham)
but i beleive with your harness ? bout the stock radio..
i think with that if you are planning on putting a cd player in it, the amp is located in the trunk along the right side.
you will need to buy a new harness to connec to a new cd player..if that is wat it is..the antanna connection is right ther at the amp...
 

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I'm not sure about your questions, but there are a lot of "tech" people who will be able to help you. I just want to say that is a very cool car. I love the color. Do you have the optional 5.7 liter? I can't believe the wheelbase on those things is 121.5 inches!! :worship:
Thank you, I have gotten so many people who just love the car :) :) Unfortunatly it has the 5.0, but I got a real good deal on it, the owner had a heart attack and stroke last November and it had been sitting since. 73k miles on it and I picked it up for 2500. Funny thing is, he bought it in 94 with 48k miles on it. In 9 years he only put 25k miles on it, but unfortunatly never stored it during winter(as the rust on the frame, gas tank, etc. tell me :( )
 

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You have one of the the most reliable cars out there, and should have few problems with it. One of my all-time favs is the '92 Brougham. Very solid cars. As for your questions;
I have to point out that the ride-ride system on the Cadillacs is only for the rear suspension. The front is a standard coil setup. The copmpressor will come on at startup and run for like 10-15 econds before it finally times-out. This is to protect the compressor in case of a massive air leak. The OEM rear shocks ARE air shocks and are just connected to the rest of the "system" via a couple small nylon air tubes. It's a very simple system. The radio is another story. Cadillac uses a "split" system. part of the componentry is in the dash, the rest is in the trunk near the antenna in the R/R fender area. Unfortunately the part in the dash is only the control section and the actual tuner/reciever is in the trunk.
 

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That is a nice ride!!! Good luck with it. I really like the color but then again I'm a little partial to it. These cars are feakin' tanks. You will have a lot of fun with it. Welcome to the forum I hope we could help.
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Hey Kat, now you've got me wondering if my car has air on all four corners, or only in back?? "Cause that dude I ran into who wanted to buy mine this summerr changed his mind when he found out mine had air ride. Apparently Cadillac charged him for all 4, even though only one developed a leak. (on a 1994 he had in the past)
 

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That is a nice ride!!! Good luck with it. I really like the color but then again I'm a little partial to it. These cars are feakin' tanks. You will have a lot of fun with it. Welcome to the forum I hope we could help.
Thank you, I love the color as well :) My wife and I were thinking about painting it white with an ice pearl blue next year, but I think we are going to keep the same color. I hope that by the time we get all the body work done we will have come to a solution. We are already having lots of fun with it, and a lot of people watching us go down the street :) :)
 

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You have one of the the most reliable cars out there, and should have few problems with it. One of my all-time favs is the '92 Brougham. Very solid cars. As for your questions;
I have to point out that the ride-ride system on the Cadillacs is only for the rear suspension. The front is a standard coil setup. The copmpressor will come on at startup and run for like 10-15 econds before it finally times-out. This is to protect the compressor in case of a massive air leak. The OEM rear shocks ARE air shocks and are just connected to the rest of the "system" via a couple small nylon air tubes. It's a very simple system. The radio is another story. Cadillac uses a "split" system. part of the componentry is in the dash, the rest is in the trunk near the antenna in the R/R fender area. Unfortunately the part in the dash is only the control section and the actual tuner/reciever is in the trunk.
Ok, I pulled out everything in my trunk, and there was no amp, antenna or anything back there... Here is a pic of what I was looking at...

From that pic I am thinking that it may possibly be behind the seat??? Either that or it could be behind the glove box maybe???? I don't know so if anyone has any ideas please help me out.
 

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In those cars (as mine too) had two stereo options:
- standard system with no amps in trunk or somewhere;
- optional Bose Symphony Sound system with amps in trunk and attached to front speakers.
I seen somewhere wire descriptions too - i try to find those for you.
To install other player, you just must choose correct wires and connect them according to your new player scheme...

Edit: Here is newer system
and here older? system
both with no amps!
 

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OK, you're gonna want to hit me. :eek:
I was confusing your car with another one. Your stereo IS a 2-part system (control head and reciever), but both parts are in the dash. As I recall, the reciever is just below the control head. The EASIEST way to locate the reciever is to follow the antenna wire (the coaxial cable). It goes right to the reciever. I'm sorry about the confusion. I was thinking it was a newer system with the rear-mounted antenna.
 

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Welcome to the forums! Nice CADDY! I LOVE those years with the cooler headlights & tailights! NICE! I like the color that it is... :worship:
 

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Katshot said:
OK, you're gonna want to hit me. :eek:
I was confusing your car with another one. Your stereo IS a 2-part system (control head and reciever), but both parts are in the dash. As I recall, the reciever is just below the control head. The EASIEST way to locate the reciever is to follow the antenna wire (the coaxial cable). It goes right to the reciever. I'm sorry about the confusion. I was thinking it was a newer system with the rear-mounted antenna.
Only, if it is optional Delco Bose system....
I am pretty sure about this :eyebrow:
 

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Would any of you possibly know anything about why the trip would keep on reseting itself? I still have yet to find the antenna wire or the amp, but I would also like to know why the trip meter keeps on reseting....
 

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Would any of you possibly know anything about why the trip would keep on reseting itself? I still have yet to find the antenna wire or the amp, but I would also like to know why the trip meter keeps on reseting....
The tripometer in my 90 Deville resets to 0.0 miles every time I shut the car off. If you figure out the mystery please let me know...although the problem only started after my parking lights would no longer shut off.
 

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The tripometer in my 90 Deville resets to 0.0 miles every time I shut the car off. If you figure out the mystery please let me know...although the problem only started after my parking lights would no longer shut off.
Mine resets randomly, and like tonight for instance, it stayed at 0.0 miles for like 8 miles, then all of a sudden started working again. Sometimes it resets itself when I start the car, sometimes it doesn't. There is no specific pattern that I can find in it's behavior. :confused: :confused:
 

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Whenever I had that problem on our fleet cars, it turned out to be the speedo unit itself. After fixing a couple, I decided it wasn't worth fixing them and I stopped sending them out for repair.
Oh, and the antenna cable enters the cabin at the R/F corner under the dash, above the under-dash insulating panel, and runs across the bottom of the dash to the reciever.
 

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:) ok, I just got off the phone with my local Cadillac dealer, and from what they tell me, the antenna and amp are right next to the steering wheel on the right side.... so hopefully this will be right and I will finally be able to get a radio in my car :) :)
 

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Ok, after much struggle, I finally got the radio and receiver out of the car, and got the new one to work correctly. Thank you so much to everyone that helped me out with the radio problem. If you are interested in seeing pics of it out of the car it is for sale now on ebay, since there is no way it is ever going back in my car!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

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Nice Brougham! These 1991 & 92s are the ones I like best :D I have a 91 Brougham too, only it has the D'Elegance package and the 5.7L engine. When I was looking for one that was the only kind I wanted. Sometime I want to try driving one with a 5L engine to see what the difference is like.

Most of the time the trip meter on mine isn't on at all, and when it is on sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. That whole section on mine doesn't work right. I was told that problems with it are usually with the digital dash itself that it needs to be rebuilt. The service manual says the same thing but does say that when the trip meter works but resests to zero when it's turned off that there's an open in an orange wire that's supposed to have power all the time.
 
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