2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT

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2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT Problems

Instrument Panel Lights Flickering and Exterior Lights Intermittent

The headlight switch used on the Cadillac Escalade EXT and ESV is known to fail through normal operation. Since the headlight switch is also integrated into the interior lights, a malfunctioning switch can cause issues with interior lights as well.

  • Symptoms of a failed headlight switch include:
  • Headlights and taillights failing to turn on or off
  • Interior lights flicker, or fail to turn on or off
  • Gauge cluster lighting off or flickering with headlights on
  • Parking light malfunctions  

This issue is well known with General Motors Trucks and SUVs, and is solved by testing and, if needed, replacing the headlight/dimmer switch. Bad grounding wires at the tail-lights, and dirty/corroded tow package wires can also lead to some of these issues. 

The Fuel Pump May Fail Causing the Engine to Stall or Crank Over But Not Start

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT Questions

Ride Control light comes on, after a few miles, it goes out. Minus 11 degrees. (1 answer)

My tire pressure monitor light came on, also, and stays on. Tire pressure is fine. Is the cold weather affecting sensors ? Just had fuel pump in tank replaced . During warm weather tire light goes out. I do not have a block heater (Calif. truck), now in Minnesota (4 yrs.). Truck has 207,000+ ...

Why would my horn randomly honk? (1 answer)

It has happened when I get out. As well as directly after starting, while driving. Begins with one honk, then increases to multiple times.

I'm getting a quote from a mechanic of around 900 to replace the brakes on my O2 Escalade EXT I'm just curious if that's a fair price or not (4 answers)

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2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT Reviews

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I love this truck/car. With the midgate up it can be a comfortble luxuroius car that is smooth yet powerful. With the midgate down I can carry 4' x 8' sheets of material to the job site. It has been a great vehicle since I bought it almost 5 years ago!

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