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Hello all, ok here's the deal, I just got a 93 Eldorado with a bunch of issues. I have the manual which I've read and learned a few things, but can't really tell where to start. Here's what I know is wrong with it, needs another transmission, needs a radio(aftermarket was stolen), and the passenger side key lock is missing. Ive been reading the forums here looking for some of the questions I have to be answered with not a lot of luck so here goes:

1. How do I know if I have the bose setup.
2. Is it better to get a new, used, or rebuilt transmission.
3. Anyone here in chicago know a good mechanic that wont charge an arm and a leg for a full diagnostic and replace the transmission amongst other things that will come eventually.

Thats all I'll ask for now , oh 1 more thing does anyone have pics of an original 93 Eldorado I'd like to see what else might be missing. Thanks in advance.
 

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You can tell what options your car came with via the service parts identification label that is located on the back of the spare tire well cover. Look through the codes and see if you have a U1K code. If you do, then it came with the Bose option, if you see a code UW7 then it came with the base radio.
 

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Ok pulled the codes looks like I had the base radio, thats good considering how people said it would be a pain to try to get around. Is there a place I can check the rest of these codes?
 

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Ok pulled the codes looks like I had the base radio, thats good considering how people said it would be a pain to try to get around. Is there a place I can check the rest of these codes?

Is your car the base model (ESC) or the ETC, is it 4.6 or 4.9 engine?.
 

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Thx preston and I'm not sure about esc or etc, but I do know its a 4.6.

Codes are as follows:

RPO Code Explanation/Description
AK5 ESTRAINT SYSTEM SEAT, INFLATABLE, DRIVER & PASS
AN3 EAT FRT, INDIVIDUAL (NON BKT)
AV0 EAT FRT BKT, DRIVER, RECL, 8 WAY ADJUSTER, POWER
AV4 SPLIT BACK, FOLDING, ADJUSTABLE 221
BF4 NG FLOOR CARPET, CUSTOM
BW2 MOLDING B/S DELUXE
B19 NTATION INTR, CUSTOM
CF5 ROOF SUN, GLASS, SLIDING, ELEC
CJ2 HVAC SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONER FRT, AUTO TEMP CONT, AUX TEMP CONT
C01 NTATION EXTR, EMBLEM, BODY, VAR 2
DD8 MIRROR I/S R/V LT SENSITIVE
DEH PLANT CODE DETROIT/HAMTRAMCK, MI, USA
DG6 MIRROR O/S LH & RH, REMOTE CONTROL, ELECTRIC, MANUAL FOLDING,HEATED, COLOR
D55 CONSOLE FRT COMPT, FLOOR
FE3 SUSPENSION SYSTEM SPORT
FV4 RATIO TRANSAXLE FINAL DRIVE 3.71
IK5 TRIM INTERIOR DESIGN (K5)
JL9 BRAKE SYSTEM PWR, FRT & RR DISC, ANTILOCK, FRT & RR WHL
KG9 GENERATOR 140 AMP
L37 ENGINE GAS, 8 CYL, 4.6L, MFI, V8, HO, DOHC
MH1 TRANSMISSION AUTO 4 SPD, HMD, 4T80-E, ELECTRONIC CONV CLUTCH
MX0 MERCHANDISED TRANS AUTO PROVISIONS, O/D
NA5 EMISSION SYSTEM FEDERAL, TIER 0
NP5 STEERING WHEEL LEATHER WRAPPED
NV7 STEERING POWER, VARIABLE EFFORT
NW9 TRACTION CONTROL ELECTRONIC
N10 EXHAUST SYSTEM DUAL
PB3 PS COVERS & RETAINERS
PF4 WHEEL 16 X 7, ALUMINUM
QVP TIRE ALL 235/60R16 BW R/ST TL ALS
TL4 GRILLE PAINTED
T96 FOG, FRT
UA6 THEFT DETERENT SYS
UL6 RADIO AM STEREO/FM STEREO, WX, SEEK/SCAN, AUTO REV MUSICSEARCH CASS, RDS, CD, CLOCK, ETR
UW7 RADIO AM/FM STEREO, SEEK SCAN, MULTI CD, ETR, FADER, TELEPHONE PROVISIONS, NAVIGATION 1017
UY9 CLUSTER KILO & MILES, MECHANICAL DISPLAY
U75 ANTENNA POWER, RADIO
VJ6 SE PLATE RR POCKET, DELUXE
VK3 LICENSE PLATE FRONT FRT MOUNTING PKG
V4B RMANCE PACKAGE DRIVING ENTHUSIAST
V4R SION OPTIONS VEHICLE SECURITY
V73 VEHICLE STATEMENT USA/CANADA
YL6 STRIPE COLOR ACCENT - DELETE
YM1 SSING PRICE SHEET, CADILLAC ON-PREFERENCE
YM5 STRIPE ACCENT - DELETE
YN6 SSING DOMESTIC ORDERS
YN7 SSING CENTRAL OFFICE ORDERS
Y27 SSING SALES ZONE, CENTRAL
40U PRIMARY COLOR EXTERIOR, WHITE (02)
40U PRIMARY COLOR EXTERIOR, NOBRE GRAY MET (BRAZIL) (02) 111
52F TRIM COMBINATION CLOTH, LT NEUTRAL (F) (03)
52I INTERIOR TRIM LT NEUTRAL (I) (96)
52I INTERIOR TRIM MED NEUTRAL II (I) (96)
525 TRIM COMBINATION LEATHER, LT NEUTRAL (5) (96)
6LR COMPONENT FRT LH COMPUTER SEL SUSP (6LR)
7LR COMPONENT FRT RH COMPUTER SEL SUSP (7LR)
8CA COMPONENT RR LH COMPUTER SEL SUSP (8CA)
9CA COMPONENT RR RH COMPUTER SEL
 

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L37 engine is ETC. Has a 3.71 final drive ratio.

What is the tire speed rating on the driver's door sticker - S, H, or W/Z ?
 

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................no speed limiter. Now you have the privilege of buying Z-rated :eek: tires to go with the sticker rating. The car will go as fast as the road and wind will allow. 150+. If your new car has S or H speed rated tires installed now DO NOT, under any circumstances, try to exceed 112 for S and 130 mph for H.
 

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I seriously doubt if I drive that fast but its nice to know. Is there anymore things I should know? Also does anyone have a repair manual, I'm gonna attempt to call myself a mechanic lol.
 
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