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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: 76,074 mi (10,000 mi - 198,000 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.

  • , , 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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  • , , 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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  • , , 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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  •  Rookie

    I have a passenger turn signal bulb that burned out it will cost $149.00 in labor and $8.00 for the bulb. This has been a problem with the srx for many years. I feel that this would call for a class action suit, as Cadillac completely ignored this problem.

    The other problem is the replacement of the cabin filter that has cost me $100.00 to replace,after I purchased the filter.

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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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  • , , 104,000 mi

    After extensive research I have learned to have the socket changed as well as the bulb. The sockets apparently get overheated over time and become brittle giving no protection to the bulb and causing the bulbs to overheat prematurely thus making them burn out faster.I spoke to the service manager at the dealer and after being "firm" with him got him to only charge the $125 for both bulbs and sockets. It's apparently easier for them to take off the bumper, do the repair, and replace the bumper than to get into the removing the tire and wheel well covers method. Hope it helps all of you other frustrated srx owners.

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  • , , 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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  • , , 113,000 mi

    My front turn signals have gone out three times in a year. I got to the point now that I have not corrected the problem because it will just be a waist of money which I do not have just for it to go out and need to be repaired again.

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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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  • , , 146,000 mi

    changed 3 lefts and 4 rights so far. both out today

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