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Hello, I wanted to know if the warning lights that sometimes come out in my car such as the airbag and the stability control can be removed with the error device.

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Not sure just what you mean by "error device", but the only way to remove those messages is to pull the DTC's, and repair whatever caused them. Clearing them will also remove the message .................. until the fault is detected again.
 

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Not sure just what you mean by "error device", but the only way to remove those messages is to pull the DTC's, and repair whatever caused them. Clearing them will also remove the message .................. until the fault is detected again.
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Your car has its own built-in diagnostic code system. You can use the message center to read out trouble codes that help with diagnosis of troubles.

Use the correct model/year group section of the link, write down any found codes, and use the second link to decipher and post the codes and their meanings. Our cars use the OBD-II diagnostic protocol.



Codes appear as a letter, four digits, a letter.

P = Powertrain
B = Body
C = Chassis
U = data and electrical power

C = Current - the fault exists now
H = History - the fault has not been detected for the last 3 start-run-drive cycles.

If you "Clear all codes" the warning lights will go off but reappear as soon as the fault is again detected. As Ranger posted, the only way to remove the codes/messages permanently is to repair the problem(s).
 

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Your car has its own built-in diagnostic code system. You can use the message center to read out trouble codes that help with diagnosis of troubles.

Use the correct model/year group section of the link, write down any found codes, and use the second link to decipher and post the codes and their meanings. Our cars use the OBD-II diagnostic protocol.



Codes appear as a letter, four digits, a letter.

P = Powertrain
B = Body
C = Chassis
U = data and electrical power

C = Current - the fault exists now
H = History - the fault has not been detected for the last 3 start-run-drive cycles.

If you "Clear all codes" the warning lights will go off but reappear as soon as the fault is again detected. As Ranger posted, the only way to remove the codes/messages permanently is to repair the problem(s).
thanks man!
 

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Hello, I wanted to know if the warning lights that sometimes come out in my car such as the airbag and the stability control can be removed with the error device.

Regards and thanks.
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the warning lights will go out when the problem CAUSING the issues are FIXED -

as others have already suggested -
check for DTC's - codes -
they will direct you to the various problems -

the AIR BAG warning light tells you some component within the system is not responding properly -
the seat belt pretensioners are a common cause -
dirt/corrosion/poor contacts in the YELLOW PLUGS under the front seats are also a common cause -

the "Stability Control" error is probably caused by a faulty STEERING WHEEL POSITION SENSOR -
you most likely also have an ABS code C1286(87 or 88)
 

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and a Cadillac Seville 2003? how would it be the car is fine, you have to change the front suspension, has 116,000 miles.
 

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and a Cadillac Seville 2003? how would it be the car is fine, you have to change the front suspension, has 116,000 miles.
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what?
 

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a 2003 Seville is a better car than a 1999 Seville -

there were MANY improvements to the engine starting in 2000 -
and some changes in the electronics starting in 2002 -

depending on the model - either SLS or STS -
will determine the cost/expense of replacing the front struts and rear shocks -
 

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In the U.S., at a dealership, to change the front and rear suspension parts - including the struts shocks, springs, lower control arms, bushings and mounts would cost over $5600USD.

The 2003 STS uses a highly sophisticated magnetic ride control system - - in addition to the rear level control system (ELC) which compensates for extra weight in the trunk or rear seat.

Look at suspension parts prices for the 2003 STS in www.rockauto.com - but those are not dealer/shop prices - they're online discount pricing, so unless you have many tools and access to a complete shop and service manuals then the work is NOT do-it-yourself - DIY.
 

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It is the STS.

thanks man.
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the suspension parts for the 2003 STS are VERY expensive - even here in the US -
front struts are around $300 EACH -
rear shocks are around $400 EACH -
rockauto.com ships worldwide - NOT CHEAP -
now add any additional parts you might need -
springs - spring insulators - bearings - mounts - bellows - bump-stop -
and top it all off with labor costs - and alignment -
you COULD spend another $2500 to $3000 - maybe more -
 
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