Original Equipment Delco Battery Label
Although this article is motivated by the Cadillac SRX battery problems I’ve experienced, I believe that all Cadillac owners will benefit from reading it. When my 2009 Cadillac SRX started to push beyond its six birthday I started wondering how long the original equipment battery would last. The model number on the OE unit is 48–7YR. In General Motors speak this translates to a 48 series battery intended to last seven years from the build date on the door jam.
This was intriguing to me, because I’ve never had a battery last more than about five years. The thought of getting seven years out of a car battery was amazing to me. Since the mighty Delco was now about 76 months old, yet experiencing no signs of a problem I decided to try and get a little more out of it. Continue reading
Cadillac Door Panel
I had a door panel rattle on my 2009 Cadillac SRX that was driving me crazy. At first I turned up the radio like anybody else would. However, after I re-inflated my sporty low profile 255/60/17 factory issued tires to the recommended 32 PSI, The rattle got worse.
Here we’ll provide pictures and a video of how to get the door panel off and pinpoint the issue on the first-generation SRX. This procedure works on many GM cars. If you need interior trim removal tools or replacement clips and retainers, they’re listed below.
Hidden Screws on GM Door Panels
If you’ve ever tried to remove a General Motors door panel, you know there are a few hidden screws and secret techniques in getting it off. Continue reading
OE Goodyear Eagle RSA
Those owning a first-generation Cadillac SRX know you have to put up with a few inherent problems that were designed into the automobile. Some things are minor, like the strange operation of the fuel filler door or the poor placement of the menu buttons for the driver information center .
Others are more serious like the staggered tire set up on the SRX from 2004 through 2009. Here we’ll discuss why this is such an obstacle, if we should change tire sizes, and review the choices available now that the original Goodyear Eagle RSA are getting expensive and harder to find. Continue reading
Although this article concentrates on GM cabin filter maintenance most of the content will appeal to anybody who owns a car with a pollen filter option. The helpful educational pictures were taken of a General Motors filter and housing, but even those with different model cars will still get the idea of what needs to be done and when to do it. Covered in the short and to the point post is the service procedure, symptoms of the filter being clogged, general maintenance guidelines and tips to prevent damage when installing a new element.
When Should you Replace the Cabin Filter