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Cadillac DeVille Power Window Regulators may Fail

 
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 92,586 mi (9,900 mi - 240,000 mi)

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One or more of the power window regulators (one in each door) may fail causing the window to fall into the door and not roll up.

  •  Rookie

    My first window broke about 6 months ago. My second one 3 weeks ago and tonight a third. Can cadillac be responsible and can they be made to take care of these costs?

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  • Visitor, , 87,000 mi

    Three of the four window regulators have been replaced in the 2 years I have had the car.

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  • Visitor, , 68,000 mi

    had to replace all 4 window regulators

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    screw GM, they suck. im going w/ a foreign car next time

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    Had the car for less than a year and had to replace 2 window regulators already.

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  •  Rookie

    both rear window regulators went out in the same week. i ordered the replacements for $35ea. and installed myself, no problem just careful with clips.

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  • Visitor, , 99,950 mi

    I got the car certified used with just under 30k miles. The drivers window regulator (WR) broke soon after and I got it repaired under warranty. But then I moved to a location where a Caddy dealer wasn't conveniently near by and within about a 2 month period, all of the regulators broke. I used duct tape for a while before I decided to repair myself. I knew the plastic part was weak and I didn’t want to buy another since it would have the same weak plastic part. My first method of repair was use of fishing line weights on both sides of the bracket and solder them in place. That worked ok, but within 2 months it started to slide. My final method is more secure, by using two short screws, nuts with a washer that has a rubber ring on one side. I think I had to drill a one or two holes and break a little of the weak plastic to mount it securely. I made the repair to all of the windows and it’s been about 16 months and they are still working fine. The screws need to be short enough to not get stuck in the track or snagged on any other parts. Also, make sure you disconnect the negative terminal on the battery, or you could break the door module and that’s about $170 to replace. I know it’s a common problem with Devilles in this time period so I wanted to post the method. It takes some time, patients and you can’t be afraid of making small modifications to the bracket. I’m currently trying to resolve two other issues one related to my heated/air cooled seats and engine acting like I have water in the gas.

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  • window doesn't go up or down

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  •  Rookie

    While on a trip last June the driver's side rear and front window regulators broke - could not raise the window.

    Today the same thing happened to the driver'sside (rear) Is this common with this car?

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  • Visitor, , 29,566 mi

    It sounded like a metal cane falling to the ground.Am looking for site that will guide me through the repair process.

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