2004 Cadillac CTS - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

I will quess that there is a 90% chance, you will have to
pull the transaxle & have it rebuilt

From here forward, you change your trans fluids every three
years ,along with the power steering.That will fail next.

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Mar 27, 2019 | 2,209 views

The main fuse box for your CTS is located under the hood. This video shows where to locate it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9-OcTxt-Cw and this site shows the diagram with the fuses and relays https://automobilediagram.com/cadillac-cts-2008-2013-engine-compartment-fuse-diagram-cts-coupe-and-sedan we hope this info helps!

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Mar 02, 2019 | 75 views

both sides of the block

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Jan 20, 2018 | 167 views

change ecu

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017 | 60 views

you need to reset by obd for learn the start point

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017 | 247 views

These are not trouble codes. They are addresses of multiple ECU control modules that the scanner found. You can navigate each one, subject to what it reports. Any actual trouble codes would be stored within each module separately if there are any.

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Nov 01, 2017 | 1,701 views

The traction control light in these years is usually a bad wheel speed sensor built into the wheel bearing. Cost around $600. The audio may be as simple as entering the unlock code. The deceleration could be a hundred different things so you'll have to pay to get that diagnosed.

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Oct 02, 2017 | 67 views

Refer to Theft Systems Description and Operation in Theft Deterrent

The radio illuminates the STARTING DISABLED REMOVE KEY message when the VTD system has disabled the starting system. The radio receives a message from the theft deterrent control module via the serial data circuit requesting illumination.

Your best bet ,take it to Cadillac dealer and have it checked . Could have DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes
DTC B1015
DTC B1016
DTC B3031
DTC B3055
DTC B3060
DTC B3090
DTC B3935
DTC B3976
DTC P1629
DTC P1630
DTC P1631

The theft deterrent module or the insturment cluster or the ECM is not seeing correct info.
The vehicle theft deterrent (VTD) system functions are provided by the theft deterrent control module. When an ignition key is inserted into the ignition lock cylinder and the ignition is switched ON, the transponder embedded in the head of the key is energized by the exciter coils surrounding the ignition lock cylinder. The energized transponder transmits a signal that contains its unique value, which is received by the theft deterrent control module. The theft deterrent control module then compares this value to a value stored in memory, learned key code. If the value is correct the theft deterrent control module sends a random generated number to the transponder, this is called a challenge. Both the transponder and the theft deterrent control module perform a calculation on the challenge, if the calculations match the theft deterrent control module sends the fuel continue password via the serial data circuit to the Engine control module (ECM). If either the transponders unique value or the calculation to the challenge is incorrect the theft deterrent control module will send the fuel disable password to the ECM via the serial data circuit. The components of the VTD system are as follows:
• Theft deterrent control module
• Engine control module (ECM)
• Ignition key (Transponder)
• Ignition lock cylinder
• Security indicator

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Aug 08, 2017 | 221 views

Hey Gary, take your car and get the transmission fluid and filter changed immediately... you will be glad you did...(expensive lessons speaking!!!)

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Jul 19, 2017 | 223 views

If you remove the sensor from the exhaust pipe, measure the element if it a heated sensor. It should give a reading of 3 - 6 Ohms. Measure the voltage from the sensor wires and when heated with a blow lamp the reading should increase with heat. If it does, it is probably OK.

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Jul 12, 2017 | 187 views

If you REALLY want help, you need to do what you would have to do at ANY auto parts store. The first question is ALWAYS "What are you working on?" Without having to be ASKED, you should ALWAYS VOLUNTEER the following info:




TRIM (seires)



2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Apr 23, 2017 | 70 views

You can't , take it to the dealer !

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Nov 15, 2016 | 131 views


2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Oct 25, 2016 | 108 views

If you pull the windows they will separate from the window channel hardware. If separated there is nothing to keep the window glass held up and it will fall back down. Check your fuses for power windows, there may be more than one. Also check the power window relay(s). The relays may be located under the hood in the fuse box.

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Oct 11, 2016 | 231 views

Visit the on-line store, know as reliable-store, they have the repair manuals. I'm sure you will get the solution of your problem.
Best Manuals

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Sep 28, 2016 | 65 views

2005 CTS 3.6 Dead battery, key stuck, service anti theft and nothing happens when you turn key, Ttried everything, ECM reset, key memory reset, charged battery to 12.7 volts, locked door w remote and opened w key, anyway you get the idea. After 3 days of online reading and trying, THIS IS WHAT WORKED, 1. put key into on position 2. removed sarter relay from front fuse panel 3. jumped 1st pin closest to fender and passenger seat with pin that is closest to motor and front fender. I used a paper clip and just made contact long enough for car to start. ran car for five minutes and took key out and everything went back to normal. then I took car to advance auto parts to have engine light reset. if car does not go back to normal you have ECM (car computer) failure. video on YouTube under "no crank, no start"

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Feb 06, 2019 | 7,023 views

Your dts uses drive by wire. The gas pedal is actually an electrical switch connected to the engine computer which then actuate a throttle body motor which causes the car to speed up or slow down. If you mean the car won't acceleration then the throttle actuator is probably going out, this is common and you replace the throttle body assembly as the actuator is sealed onto it. Had the same problem with my 04 srx (which is mechanically the same as a cts). If you have a check engine light on (and you should) get the codes read first as there are a few other problems that can cause throttle problems, however they are less likely the cause.

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016 | 112 views

No. If it was done right, It would have started. If it is an interference engine, leak down test should have been done first.

2004 Cadillac... | Answered on Mar 18, 2016 | 48 views

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