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Just I had my car for alittle over a year and I love it. No problems but this one. The other day I went to use the heated wheel and the light won't come on and the wheel won't get hot. I'm guessing since its a caddy I will have to change my wheel. And one else have this problem? If so is there a easy fix.
 

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Having an 08 is a 'better' position to be in than the 06-07 guys that can't get a replacement. Do a search as this is very common failure. I'm wondering if we could swap the alcantara V2 wheels in our 08/09 cars?
 

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I have an 09and had my steering wheel replaced under my GMPP didn't catch it before the factory warranty expired
 

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Having an 08 is a 'better' position to be in than the 06-07 guys that can't get a replacement. Do a search as this is very common failure. I'm wondering if we could swap the alcantara V2 wheels in our 08/09 cars?
Interesting. I wonder why an 08/09 wheel won't go into an 06/07. I wouldn't suspect it to be much different than the airbag, maybe the connector plugs, and extra buttons on the later wheels.

Maybe I'll have to find out one day if I lose the heated wheel in my 07.
 

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Interesting. I wonder why an 08/09 wheel won't go into an 06/07. I wouldn't suspect it to be much different than the airbag, maybe the connector plugs, and extra buttons on the later wheels.

Maybe I'll have to find out one day if I lose the heated wheel in my 07.
I tried it. I still have the 08 wheel sitting in my closet where I threw it because I was so pissed that it wouldn't work. I know how the steering wheel controls work, so I figured at worst i'd have to custom-wire the new controls and maybe use a PAC translator unit to make them work with the stock system. It never even crossed my mind as even a remote possibility that GM, the king of parts-sharing, could have a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT COLUMN for the 08 model year. NOTHING is the same. You can mount the 08 wheel to the 06-07 column, but that's it. There are not enough wires in the harness for the 08 steering wheel controls, the heater wires are different, the airbag wires won't work, EVEN THE FLIPPIN HORN WON'T WORK!!!!. I couldn't believe it. The only way to get an 08 wheel in an 06-07 V is to swap the entire column...and even that would be insanely difficult (I looked into that too). In the 06-09 STS-V model range, there are FIVE different steering column part numbers. WTF?! I said "screw it, i'll just buy an 08 STS-V". Which turned into "screw that, i'll just buy a CTS-V2"...which turned into "screw all that, i'm buying a vette". Thus, I will be buying a vette sometime this year.
 

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I tried it. I still have the 08 wheel sitting in my closet where I threw it because I was so pissed that it wouldn't work. I know how the steering wheel controls work, so I figured at worst i'd have to custom-wire the new controls and maybe use a PAC translator unit to make them work with the stock system. It never even crossed my mind as even a remote possibility that GM, the king of parts-sharing, could have a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT COLUMN for the 08 model year. NOTHING is the same. You can mount the 08 wheel to the 06-07 column, but that's it. There are not enough wires in the harness for the 08 steering wheel controls, the heater wires are different, the airbag wires won't work, EVEN THE FLIPPIN HORN WON'T WORK!!!!. I couldn't believe it. The only way to get an 08 wheel in an 06-07 V is to swap the entire column...and even that would be insanely difficult (I looked into that too). In the 06-09 STS-V model range, there are FIVE different steering column part numbers. WTF?! I said "screw it, i'll just buy an 08 STS-V". Which turned into "screw that, i'll just buy a CTS-V2"...which turned into "screw all that, i'm buying a vette". Thus, I will be buying a vette sometime this year.
Wow, that's surprising. No wonder GM has financial difficulties with all the inefficiency they have in place. For awhile it seemed they were saving money by using the same parts across all lines, something I wasn't fond of. I saw identical steering wheels, headlight and window control switches, etc. I wonder if it has something to do with the databus. I know GM used at least two different CAN bus specs across the GM line in later model vehicles. I miss the older Class II databus, that was easy to work with.

I wonder what kind of similar findings you'll have in a new Corvette.
 

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a buddy of mine has a 07 is there a way to fix the 07 wheel? what does everyone think about the new xts I wonder if its coming out in V.
 

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Raven, do you have any insight on the v2 wheel working in an 08?
What's the difference between the V2 wheel and an 08 wheel? I thought they were the same. You can actually buy the V2's "V" trim pieces and SWC's from the parts department and swap them right onto the stock 08 wheel (I helped Russell do that, in fact). That would be alot easier and cheaper than a $500+ V2 wheel.
 
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08stsv, I would certainly be happy to investigate further for you! Please send me an email with the last eight of your VIN, and I can begin checking my GM resources on your behalf.

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Just got back from the auto show here in Chicago. Talked to an engineer on the floor (actually 2 of them) for a good 20 minutes. Brought up subject of limited availability of parts, specifically the steering wheel. They were shocked. Didn't think that it was optional for them to not find a new vendor. Both promised to bring it up at their next meeting. For what its worth, I did my best to convince them that this was a real issue with MANY folks on the forums. Also told them we need a replacement for the STS-V. Something bigger than a CTS-V. I was not the first to mention that. Told them my '06 was pushing 8 years this December, so I have been seriously looking at the M6 Gran Touring.

Speaking of the M6, NICE CAR. Lots of carbon fiber inside and out. Looks sweet. There is one here in Naperville, so I got dibs on the test drive tomorrow afternoon. Saleswoman said is has been on the showroom floor only a couple days, and they haven't had the guts to let anyone take it out. When I explained what I was looking for and what I already owned, she got it set up. She seemed as anxious to take it for a ride as I was. Let you know.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong but the Ctsv don't have heated wheels at all. So that's out.

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That m6 gt is verry nice I transport cars for a living and drove one the other day. I would have that our a x5m if they were not 89-110 new. I had a v12 BMW be for the v and loved it should have just keep it. I also like the Audi a8 and love the s8 4800lbs and runs the 1/4 in [email protected] in a big 4door that's fast. But also 110+
 

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I think he was saying that there needs to be a car sized physically similar to the STS V as the CTS V is too small.
 

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That is exactly what I meant (CTS is a bit too small).
As for the M6 GT she promised me a test ride in, she was sadly mistaken. All she had were M5's and a few M6 coupes and convertibles. The M6 is interesting, but I already have a 2 seater convertible, so not looking for another. Maybe later in the year.
 

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Well, the CTS that is premiering in New York in April is going to be about the size of our car. Obviously there will be a V version, but probably not until 2015 (seeing as how Cadillac is coping BMW to a T these days, I'm sure the V will be delayed a year, like /M cars are). So there's your direct replacement. You just have to wait 18 months.

The other option is waiting until 2016 and getting the V version of the next generation long wheel-base Cadillac. (which is all unconfirmed) This would be more like an Alpina B7 though I'm assuming.

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Not sure I can wait 18 months to 2 years. My V's extended warranty is up this December. Not sure I want to run around without a warranty.
So I have most of the year to think about it. The VP at my dealership seems to have a pretty good pulse on what Caddy is doing, and always seems to have a bit of inside information. If I tell him I am thinking of walking to another brand, he will probably share that info. Don't want to leave, but if there is nothing on the horizon that would be worth waiting for . . .
 
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