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

Average mileage: 94,619 (41,000–190,000)
2 model years affected: 2003, 2004
38 people reported this problem
30 people shared problem details
2003 Cadillac CTS75,000
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.
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2003 Cadillac CTS130,000
My reverse light cover fell off. I can not find one anywhere that is not 400-450 dollars. Its just a plastic piece!!!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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2003 Cadillac CTS63,000
came of through the carwash going to insurance co. to see if its covered to replace.
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2003 Cadillac CTS71,000
Just fell off. Cant find a replacment
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2003 Cadillac CTS55,000
We also lost the back panel. Quote to get a new one was over $200.00
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2003 Cadillac CTS104,090
My reverse light plastic cover came off. Quotes to replace over $400.00!
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2004 Cadillac CTS155,000
back up light cover just came up missing one day
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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.
2004 Cadillac CTS84,000
Sam as other posts.
Back panel covering lights just fell off
2004 Cadillac CTS81,000
Rear Bezel fell off while driving.
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!
Rear panel cover came off. No plastic replacement available.
2004 Cadillac CTS49,000
The reverse light panel fell off. Looking for the plastic cover.
2003 Cadillac CTS150,000
the reverse light cover panel just blew off while driving one day. I choose not to fix it and just left the bulbs exposed. It has been fine for about 3 years.
2003 Cadillac CTS137,000
Reverse light cover panel fell off!!!! Looks terrible! I think it should be a recall because they do not make just this piece so you can replace it. You have to replace the whole assembly then they have to paint it to match $750.00 and up. You can not find them in an auto salvage yard either!!!
2004 Cadillac CTS62,000
I also had the plastic back up light cover come off in the carwash. Also, when operating the left turn signal, it works only half the time. Had many ofthe other recalled problems as well, but had them fixed as they arose. Unfortunately, it was before the recalls were issued.
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