Pull the codes.
Intermittent Traction Engaged Message/ABS Warning Lamp (Replace Wiring Harness) #00-05-25-003 - (Sep 12, 2000)
Which is what mine does. Once the light comes on, at the next stop light, I stop the car and restart, and it usually goes away for almost a couple days.2kflhr said:My wife has a '97 ETC and she will ocassionaly get a stability reduced light (maybe 2-3 times since we, errr I bought it in '99) running errands. Whenever the engine was shut off and restarted it went away.
I won't mind paying a dealer or repair shop to do this at all! Was this a recall, or just a bulletin!? Does anyone know if the recalls can still be done on this vehicle, being `97 with 74k on it, and does anyone have the recalls that were done for this car!?ewill3rd said:I think there was a bulletin on Eldorado and Seville for unwanted traction control activation. It involved replacing and rerouting the front wheel speed sensor harnesses. I have had good results from this repair.
Your P0308 DTC could be related in that typically the cause of this is EMI induced from a faulty ignition system component. Does the car run rough under acceleration?
Even fixing the problem that set the code may not eliminate this traction problem on a high mileage vehicle.
The harness that contains the ABS wires is routed too near the ignition system and the fluctuating magnetic field can affect the ABS wires inducing a false "wheel slip" signal making the traction system operate even though the wheels are not spinning.
A hard core DIYer could do it, but it would be easy for a pro.
The harness is pretty expensive, it requires one for the left side and I think 2 for the right because of the extra distance from the EBTCM.
(that info is without looking it up)
Here is the TSB number, you should be able to locate a copy of this on the web, maybe one of these other guys could tell you where.
I will be pulling the code that tripped the error the other day, and see if it is the same or not. I am going to replace the plugs and wires anywayz, since the vehicle has 74k on it, and I don't know if a t/u has ever been done on the vehicle. Then if I still get the message with the same error, I am going to dive into this solution!ewill3rd said:Recalls are good for the life of the vehicle. They are safety related, although sometimes exceptions are made for "customer satisfaction".
Some recalls expire, but that is very rare.
That document is just a service bulletin to aid in diagnosis so it won't be a warrantable repair.
If that is your problem, I'd start with the left one and then do the right one if the problem persists. Remember the right side takes 2 harnesses, so the left side repair is less expensive.
I will definately be giving this a try here in a few minutes! I just called Coast Cadillac in Long Beach, and verified that the Fuel Rail Recall has NOT been done on this vehicle. I don't know if that would have anything at all to do with the problems I am having, but just made an appointment at Penske Cadillac in Torrance, down the street from my house for Saturday. I'm going to ask them to check on that Service Bulletin # that was posted above, because I'd rather spend the money and have them do everything that needs to be done, versus me doing it by recommendations! Besides, wouldn't have bought a caddy if I wasn't planning on having the dealer work on it!ewill3rd said:It varies based on the control head you have.
I think the '97 has the one right by the IPC, hold down the off button and the red "warmer" button simultaneously for several seconds. The IPC will light up, once that happens you can let go, then watch the DIC for your code display.
Pressing off several times will back you out of diagnostic mode when you are done or you can cycle the key.
Everytime you push "fan up", it goes to the next code! As for someone working on the car, I don't know that much history on the car, because it's been a lease in CA since it was new, so who knows! But what pump is it talking about!?ewill3rd said:C1228 means that you could have possible wheel speed sensor harness problems. Sometimes road salt and melted snow cause problems by taking away the signal intermittently. Sometimes wires rub through and short against metal panels.
C1243 means the EBCM tried to turn on the pump motor for a self test and it stalled out. Could be a grounding problem. Anybody worked on your car recently? If the pump ground is not secure it will set this code.
I think on that to clear the codes when it says "clear codes" push fan up.