2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT

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2005 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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2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT Questions

used jumper cables to start my truck. Now heater/ac doesn't work and instrument (1 answer)

what cause the engine to lose power and brakes to lock up after a brake job (1 answer)

5.3 awd 2005

1/8 tank water in gas tank- put water absorb Liquid in - what's worse scenario? (1 answer)

An idiot put water in a gas can and poured it in
Gas tank- I caught them- stopped them. Was able
Get to MARATHON put 1/4 tank of premium in tank
Parked it then put water absorbing liquid it my tank.
Do you think my gas line, engine etc. Will be in tact ?

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2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT Reviews

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I have a 2005 cadillac escalade ext.Every time i step on the brakes while doind over 50 miles on hour the frunt end shakes.I change the brake and roter.I also change tie rod ends.I still have the problem.i cant figure out what the problem is.
Having major problems with the heat but just had a winter storm and this truck had no problems as a matter of fact it drove better, even tho i almost frooze to death.

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