Reverse Light Cover Panel comes loose and falls off on Cadillac CTS

Average mileage: 96,062 (40,000–230,000)
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2007
51 people reported this problem
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2003 cadillac cts REVERSE LIGHT TRUNK PANEL is missing the cover. I have searched all over the world for this part. Can someone please help.
2003 Cadillac CTS 130,000 mi,
My reverse light cover fell off. I can not find one anywhere that is not 400-450 dollars. Its just a plastic piece!!!
2003 Cadillac CTS 75,000 mi,
Back up lights plastic cover fell off. Have tried for years to find a replacement, other than buying the whole reverse light unit for >$400, no luck so far. Caddy ought to be taken out and shot for this total eff up engineering, and terrible service followup.
We have lost our lense also. I see on Ebay a replacement for the bulbs that looks like a great solution to fixing a bad problem. They our covers that just covers each bulb. Looks great.
On the 2003's there is a plastic panel that covers the backup lights...it's about 1'X 3'...I guess it's common for these to just blow off. We just purchased the 03 CTS with only 41000 miles and had driven it for about 2 weeks when we noticed the panel was gone,exposing the backup lights. We choose to fix it right instead of trying to find a replacement at the salvage yard (since it seems to be design flaw because they about non exsistant). So we had it replaced with the metal more secure piece and after the painting etc (it is pearl white) the Bill was over a $1000. But won't fall off again!
2003 Cadillac CTS 55,000 mi,
We also lost the back panel. Quote to get a new one was over $200.00
2003 Cadillac CTS 63,000 mi,
came of through the carwash going to insurance co. to see if its covered to replace.
2004 Cadillac CTS 84,000 mi,
Sam as other posts.
2003 Cadillac CTS 71,000 mi,
Just fell off. Cant find a replacment
2003 Cadillac CTS 104,090 mi,
My reverse light plastic cover came off. Quotes to replace over $400.00!
The back up brake light cover came off also. I can't find the part to replace it without having to buy the entire assembly.
my reverse lens light panel also flew away! how can it be so hard to find a plastic cover? They are non-existent! I noticed a person who wrote in with the same problem and said that on ebay they found light covers that just covered the bulbs-and they looked fine! I also saw the ad on ebay-it was a person who hand fabricated them,but I lost the listing-the person took it off when I went online to search for it again! If someone could help me locate this person I would really appreciate it! I am desperate and if anybody knows where i can get a reverse lens at a reasonable price please let me know thank you!
2004 Cadillac CTS 155,000 mi,
back up light cover just came up missing one day
rear light cover broke in car wash and half came off
2003 Cadillac CTS 158,000 mi,
Cadillac CTS old style models (03-07) have this problem. It is a defect w/ the plastic trunk lid piece. After 2004, Cadillac stopped using the plastic piece for the rear trunk lid/cover for the back up lights, and they went to the same material as the rest of the vehicle. (for 05+) I have found these trunk covers in numerous places like most of you have as well. They are expensive as they are the same material as the rest of the car/body. Look at pick-apart locations or LKQ/junkyard locations in your area (or surrounding areas). I live in Arizona and found one from a junkyard/database (LKQ in New Mexico) barely used and got a great deal on it. The manager at the yard was willing to negotiate with me for price as it was originally $400.00, and talked him down to right under $200.00. - I work for an insurance company so I may have more resources than most: but definitely look around in other places besides the internet.
2003 Cadillac CTS 41,000 mi,
I lost my reverse light panel also! Forget trying to find that stupid piece of plastic-you will not find one-at least not at a reasonable price! I went on e-bay and got one for $345.00-the whole back panel-put it in myself-very easy-and being a woman -I did a pretty damn good job! Problem solved-works perfectly-and a lot better looking than that cheap piece of plastic!
2004 Cadillac CTS 105,000 mi,
cover fell off somewhere (while driving?) and is lost. Mega Money to replace. Using a little plastic to cover held on with duct tape. Makes my Caddy a little "red necky"
2003 Cadillac CTS 69,250 mi,
My reverse light cover fall on Highway to day (11-26-2015). I read so many people had same problem.There is no any faster or any locking clips After rying silicon cover fall out and lost. Thanks
2004 Cadillac CTS 86,000 mi,
Back lens cover that covers over the reverse lights fell off. Not able to find the plastic cover anywhere without buying the whole unit which is $600.00!
2004 Cadillac CTS 84,000 mi,
It just fell off have not repair yet