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Cadillac SRX Failure of Front Turn Signal and DRL Bulbs

Cadillac SRX Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 70,722 mi (24,000 mi - 146,000 mi)


The front turn signal and and daytime running light bulbs are prone to premature failure. Our technicians tell us that these bulbs can be very difficult to replace.

  • Visitor, , 62,400 mi

    Both front turn signals are currently out. This is the 3rd time for both. The tires/wheels have to be removed to access the light housing...there is no other way! Each repair requires about an hour per side and $200-$300, in labor. This problem is pathetic and expensive. Was there ever a recall for this?

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  •  Rookie

    I've owned my SRX for 1 year, and my third DRL/Blinker has just blown out. Replacement - $100 at dealer, $56 at Strauss Auto.
    Has anyone tried the PUTCO Nova LED, replacement? It's expensive, but comes with a (lifetime warranty)?

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  • Visitor, , 54,000 mi

    Need a recall on the daytime running light and signal light...Just change this bulb in May 2012 and it out AGAIN..UPSET CUSTOMER

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  • Visitor, , 53,000 mi

    We have replaced front turn signals 3 times in 2011. My display panel will malfunction. It goes blank or has just blank orange lines thru it. Soon after one or the other turn signal lights stops working. We have also replaced the electrical cables that go the the lightbulbs. The wheel must be removed before the light bulb can be reached. Who designed this nightmare!??!?!?!?!??!?!

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  • Visitor, , 68,000 mi

    Both turn signal bulbs have been replaced within the last 3 months. Unfortunately, the only repair shop that was willing to repair them was a Cadillac dealership. Total cost to replace each bulb was $199 primarily due to labor costs.

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  • Visitor, , 97,887 mi

    replaced bulbs myself several times. Takes about 90 minutes once you know what to do. First time about 3 hours. The bulbs are fine but the socket corrode and need to be cleaned. I tap my outlide caps with a small rubber mallot a few times each week when they refuse to work. Next time, I'll replace the sockets and replace with LEDs.

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  •  Rookie

    My signal blinker has died twice in less than a year. It took well over 2 hours for a friend to fix it and will cost about 100.00 in labor if I choose to fix it this time! This car is the WORST CAR EVER!!!

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    I am having my sixth turn signal replaced. These have been in the last 3 years.

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  • Same problem, turn signal lights continue to fail on average of 4 to 6 weeks. Observed bulb to still be functional but the plastic attach portion of the bulb is burned/melted around one wire contact of the bulb preventing contact with the socket and failure of the bulb to light. Appears that there is too much current being sent to the bulb, or the bulb or socket are not correctly engineered. Dealer states they know nothing about the problem. I even put a replacement socket in the right side. It lasted a couple of months. Rather poor design and even worse dealer support.

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  • Visitor, , 51,000 mi

    3rd replacement and looking to change out socket. Any part number available?

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