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Does any one know what SERVICE RIDE CONTROL mean? It keeps poping up on my dash board and i have no clue what it could be.
 

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It means that there is something wrong with your suspension system. It has a code stored in memory, the definition of that code will point you in the right direction for fixing the problem.

Press the "OFF" and warmer (red) buttons at the same time for about 5 seconds and the whole dash board will light up and start displaying codes. Any codes that are in the format of "S###" is a code that pertains to the RSS. They will come up either as "HISTORY" or "CURRENT", history just means that it was a problem encountered in one of the last 50 startups, and current means that it is a problem that is currently happening on this startup. You have to keep in mind that it can only test most of the suspension components while the car is moving, so the codes will always be displayed as history unless you went for a drive and then checked the codes before you turned the car off. Current RSS codes are what put the SRC light up on your dashboard. To exit diagnostics mode just simply turn the key to the off position.
 

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juliosts said:
Does any one know what SERVICE RIDE CONTROL mean? It keeps poping up on my dash board and i have no clue what it could be.
If you can't figure out the problem from the previous posts, I suggest you take the car into your local Cadillac dealer.
 

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juliosts said:
Does any one know what SERVICE RIDE CONTROL mean? It keeps poping up on my dash board and i have no clue what it could be.
One of the most dreaded of the Cadillac warning messages. Run a code search like everyone describes. Hopefully it isn't anything serious. Unfortunately, I'd bet 10 to 1 that for an older STS like yours, you're probably in need of shocks and/or struts. OEM active replacements will set you back about $1,800 - if you can install them yourself. You may want to look into passive replacements, like Arnott Industries, Boston Suspension and Strutmasters. I believe Monroe makes passive replacements as well that are affordable. Krashed has a clever method for disabling the ride contol message using your old damper valves from your worn struts, as some of the passive replacements won't have a means to suppress the message and the 90 mph limiter.

Hopefully the codes tell you it isn't anything serious. Good luck.
 

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I first received that message on my 94 a little over a year ago. The only code that ever comes up is the lift/dive fault. It goes to history, gets cleared by me, and the message stay away for a while. I imagine a specific number of ignition cycles. My suspension hasn't seemed to have changed. Still riding on the original struts and I can still go over 90 mph if I need to. You might be fortunate enough to have a simple error like mine.
 
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