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« Reply #3135 on: March 10, 2018, 08:59:10 PM »

According to this link, the MSM (Memory Seat Module) and its ground are located near the driver's seat.

https://www.justanswer.com/cadillac/90jo8-cadillac-dts-yes-power-tilt-memory-seat-controls.html

If the ground wire is not able to move freely with seat movement, there's a chance that excessive, repeated bending could result in an internal break, which could lead to an intermittent loss of memory.  Such a condition would become more frequent until there's a complete loss of function.  Is there anything "extra" under the front seat that might restrict movement of the ground (or any other wires) while the seat moves back and forth?
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« Reply #3136 on: March 10, 2018, 10:16:39 PM »

There’s nothing under the seat.  Every time I get in I press 1 for my preset. When I park and remove the key the seat moves back auto magically to ease exit.  I greatly appreciate these features.

 Your explanation makes me think it might simply be “fatigue” of the wire. Is it easy to find and replace?

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« Reply #3137 on: March 11, 2018, 12:46:03 PM »

All related wires should be inspected, not just the ground.  Everything is a lot easier with the right tools and information in hand (e.g. a circuit diagram), but intermittent problems are sometimes a bit more difficult to pinpoint.  Remember that TSB regarding intermittent battery run-down caused by a possible pinched wire that keeps the BCM from going to sleep?  Has that been investigated yet?  It may or may not be related, but it's something else to look into.  

I recently repaired some broken trunk wiring on a friend's Infiniti G35 for the *second* time.  The design is poor; 8 wires are routed near a dual-pivot hinge which requires 2 sharp bends in the harness.  There were reports of them breaking in the warranty period!  Not only do the copper strands break, but the insulation disintegrates, allowing for short-circuits given that 4 of the 8 wires are grounds.  On that note, why did they need 8 wires for a trunk release solenoid, open/close switch and reverse lamps?!?  Of course, thanks to Murphy, the problem wasn't discovered until the boot lid could no longer be released, and per modern standards, there's no external key release!  The car is a cruel joke.  To avoid having to repeat this exercise again (on a positive note, the previously repaired areas with 20+ year old GM wiring, were still intact), a good section of the wiring harness was replaced with some of the following:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MSQB2M1/ref=pe_3034960_236394800_TE_dp_2

You wouldn't believe the flexibility of 150 strand, silicone-jacketed wire!
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« Reply #3138 on: March 18, 2018, 05:58:33 PM »

 Setting the timing on the L-05.

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« Reply #3139 on: March 19, 2018, 08:31:50 AM »

I like to see a man who gets CLOSEly involved with his work.

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« Reply #3140 on: March 19, 2018, 06:43:54 PM »

I see you were enjoying the nice weather.
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« Reply #3141 on: March 20, 2018, 09:02:37 AM »


 Yes, I was. And on Sunday I replaced the thermostat on Victoria, but still no heat. It looks like the hearer core is plugged. I'll do a backflush first.

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« Reply #3142 on: March 22, 2018, 05:48:18 PM »

I think we've finally seen the last of any crappy weather so I took the wrapper off my Eldorado today.
Everything was in good shape, especially that dash pad that I forgot to remove when I wrapped up 
the car for the winter. The battery trickle charger did it's job and the engine fired up without any trouble.
I didn't drive it because there are a few bungi cords still dangling from the chassis. I have to
crawl under the car to get at them.
Tony has an exhaust manifold and can put it in in 2 weeks. I still need to replace two filler pieces
and recolour the vinyl roof then I'll be good to go.

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« Reply #3143 on: March 22, 2018, 06:58:50 PM »

Signs of spring are here!
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« Reply #3144 on: March 23, 2018, 08:30:29 AM »


 Off comes the cover!!    thumbs up

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« Reply #3145 on: March 23, 2018, 09:26:52 AM »

Remembering the last dash pad that cracked from the cold I had thoughts of finding this one looking like a road map as well
but it came away undamaged, a big relief there. Next year, if I still have the car, the pad will come out for the winter.

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« Reply #3146 on: March 23, 2018, 11:44:25 PM »


 These pads are becoming vey difficult to find too. So yes, a relief.

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1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
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1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
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« Reply #3147 on: March 24, 2018, 04:53:17 AM »

I had 4 perfect pads at one time. I had a customer with an Eldorado that needed a new dash pad. His was not repairable so I went to
a Stoney Creek wrecking yard and I found 4 perfect pads. I couldn't believe what I had found. I got them all for $100. I recoloured one for
his car and a couple of years ago I sold one to Brad Gedge and another one is in my car now. The 4th one is in my basement along with
the pad that cracked 2 years ago. It's has only one front to back crack so I can probably give it decent enough repair so it can be used again.
The last perfect pad can probably be considered priceless. I don't know where you would ever find another one like it. If I ever sold it it could
be worth maybe $250. I think I also have one of those ABS plastic Dashcaps for an Eldorado too.

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« Reply #3148 on: April 12, 2018, 08:59:55 AM »

I just got off the phone with the AAA. The taking my car down to Tony's shop for that exhaust leak.
He's pretty sure he has an spare exhaust manifold for it. Knowing Tony, he will have one. I think I'll have him
do an engine analysis while it's there. It hasn't had a tune up for several years and with the way it's been running
it's probably ready for one. There isn't really a lot involved in a tuneup other than new plugs and a rotor and set
the timing but the thing needed for the timing is missing from the engine. The hard part is getting at those plugs.

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« Reply #3149 on: April 13, 2018, 10:49:40 AM »


 Yeah, hopefully he has a manifold for you, o you can find one.... He should at least pull a couple of plugs and gave a look see.

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1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169 - Lucille
1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 1BL52
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