this forum is probably the BEST source of repair/maintenance information -
WE usually have the CORRECT answers -
and we know the SHORTCUTS you won't find is ANY manual -
I doubt you'll discover the need to fix something that WE haven't already fixed -
just ask - THAT'S what we're here for -
the only service manual worth having is the FSM - Factory Service Manual -
I prefer the printed version - you can find used ones on ebay -
there are a couple 2004 Deville manuals listed MUCH cheaper than the 2005 books -
I can't think of ANY differences between the 2004 and 2005 model years -
others prefer the on-line version - ALL-DATA - with annual subscription -
as for parts -
I use ROCKAUTO.COM to get part numbers -
VERY easy to use electronic catalog - and fairly complete list of various brands -
they usually have better prices than your local auto parts store -
BUT - when you add in shipping costs - they might NOT have the BEST price -
AMAZON is a good source for auto parts - AFTER you know what you need to buy -
speaking of parts -
SOME parts I would INSIST getting genuine ACDelco -
some parts I much prefer aftermarket -
and some parts it just doesn't matter -
again - just ask which is the best to get for your car -
Unfortunately you're maintaining a complicated vehicle, not a model T, so you have to use any resource available. The Internet makes it easy - unlike in the 50s and 60s when it was all done with paper books, telephones, and teenage parts runners - been there, done that.
Thus is the place to ask so please anyone...how the 🤬🤬🤬 do I get the damn clip off that wires the little sensor above the speaker and do I have to take the whole top of the dash off...???...Please and Thank you...🤘🤘🤘
I've never been too good navigating through our forum.
Been a Caddi man all of my 60 years. I've owned well over 19 old school beasts, plus an Allante. Good luck trying to find an old school crest and wreath 'Heritage of Ownership' badge.
Currently, I own a beautiful 1996 DeVille with less than...
I'm trying to start a DTS with blown trans. I've read about 40-50 pages of trans issues since registering yesterday. :drool: Looks like only the DTS and STS are good fits for a 2001 DTS? Nobody has used a DHS trans and swapped the DTS final drive?--not that I could do that myself but I could...
Really..., how difficult is it to steal a mid model deville with the chip in the key???
I mean it's not like i want to steal one because i already own one just don't want it to get STOLEN.
any help would be great.