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I just purchased a '99 STS last week (81,000). It rides like dream and I love it! So far there have been a few problems:
- front drivers speaker doesn't work (Bose). It emits a steady crackling noise but no other sound
- long, thin light along edge of the trunk doesn't work
- washer fluid wouldn't spray. I noticed that the reservior was empty so I filled it. Fluid still would not spray. The next morning the fluid reservior was empty, so there must be a leak

Any advice?

I'm selling '92 STS (131,000 mi). Runs fine.

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Ed
 

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Check ebay for the bose speaker you need, it should be an easy replacement.

The light should just be a bulb, but I will look at mine for further review.

The washer fluid is most likely clogged nozzles. Can you hear it trying to spray when you hit the spray option?
 

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The rear brake light can usually be rebuilt. It's a strip of LEDs, and the bulbs are "non replaceable". There are a few guys out there who can do the work, though, without you having to purchase a completely new unit from Cadillac (which is your only other option). Check here:

http://www.ledfix.com/

Interestingly, every Cadillac BUT the 1998-2004 Seville is listed. You may wish to contact them directly.
 

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Thanks.

Actually the brake light concerns me the least of these three problems.

The speaker must be replaced I assume. Could it be a fuse? Could just one speaker be effected by a fuse?

The washer reservior concerns me. It's in a pretty tight spot. It seems like it would be tough to squeeze it out of there. Is this a job I could do myself? Would a dealer be likely to charge alot for this?

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no the speaker is shot mine blew made the same noise the voice coil is shot if you remove it u can shake the speaker and it will sound a little like a tamborine... get one off ebay cuz they charge way too much at a dealer
 

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Beware there are two different dash speakers for a car with Bose. The small speakers on the side of the dash (2) and the larger center channel speaker (1). I assume that because of the size difference in the grille, the center speaker having a larger grille, the center speaker is physically larger.

That box on eBay does appear to be rather big to be one of the smaller dash speakers.
 

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How long ago did you pay $80 for the speaker, Iametarq?

I just contacted gmotors.com and this is what they quoted me:

Parts
1 SPEAKER (25717924) $118.56
1 SHIPPING (UPS GROUND) $11.00

Total Cost $129.56

Is this what you orderd?

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If the whole brake strip light is out, you are probably in luck as it is likely just a loose wire somewhere. What sucks is when just a few of the LEDs are out. An irritant not really worth the cost to fix.
 
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