1997 Cadillac DeVille D'Elegance from North America - Comments

24th May 2003, 12:23

I have a 1995 Cadillac Deville, with the Northstar engine and noted someone else has already talked about the lousy seals, but yesterday I had something quite disturbing happen. While driving, my digital display showed that there was no charge in the battery, and sure enough it went dead on a busy road in Owl's Head, Maine. I almost had an accident trying to steer the car out of the way of traffic. It now sits at a Cadillac dealership in a nearby town. Does anyone have a clue as to what the problem might be? Someone suggested to me that it might be the alternator, but I had that replaced about two years ago. I suspect some kind of devious electrical problem. Any insights?

8th Jul 2003, 10:06

The guy with the 95 with a dead battery. Check the positive battery cable. I have a 97 deville and it just quit running and would not restart. Our local Caddy dealer did a diagnostic on the car and it was a really bad corroded battery cable. The only problem was this simple solution cost $450.00 to replace. Good luck.

10th Aug 2003, 10:32

I had a similar problem with my 1997 Cadillac De ville. The car acted like the starter was bad. After fiddling around about an hour, I got the positive cable to move maybe an eighth of an inch and car started right up and 1000 miles later no more problems. The last time this happened, I had the car towed to a repair facility and they replaced the starter for $350. I have a hunch the starter was fine, I guess the mechanic needed Vegas money, oh well.

23rd Oct 2003, 10:09

I have a 97 DeVille. I hope someone could help me figure the problem I am having with it. It acts as though I have a blown fuse. My interior lights, cigarette lighter, trunk light, glove box light, & mirror vanity lights do not work. Everyone one of these are on the same circuit - I have checked the fuse - it was NOT blown - but I still replaced with a known good fuse - nothing - I can't find anything wrong anywhere - Also, there is a confusing mystery to all of this. The lights that illuminate the twilight switch, power window buttons, passenger climate control knob, & the power seats stays on constantly no matter if the car is shut off or running.

Please help if you can.

10th Oct 2005, 11:36

I also have a 1997 Cadillac Deville, and my interior lights do not work either. I changed the fuse with a known good fuse and the interior lights still fail to operate. Can anybody help me? Thanks.

18th Jan 2007, 16:00

I have a 1997 Cadillac DeVille, with a Northstar engine. When I start the car up after it's been sitting for a while, I can go down the block and it will stop running, and the oil light will come on. It has oil, but after that it runs fine. This happens often. Can anyone help?

14th Apr 2009, 12:46

Reacting on the comments on the interior lights not working in your Cadillac. My Cadillac has a light sensor and senses when it gets dark outside, they will only come on in the dark. I hope this helps.

I love my 1999 Cadillac Deville D'elegance. Has 177,000 miles and still runs like a top.

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