hector

Las Vegas, NV

#21 Nov 4, 2009
1997 cadillac catera battery is new use the car few days and battery is ded need help please. some body said is the multifunction relay module . ok but were in located the relay module, some body help me please
Nanci

Chicago, IL

#22 Dec 27, 2009
My son inherited his grandmothers 1997 cadillac catera with only 42,000 miles on it. He uses it back and forth to college. We had water in the passenger side of the car from the front to the rear. We hopefully cleared that. Now the dash lights keep blowing. We change the fuses and it takes anywhere form 1 hour to 1 day to blow again. Now the tail lights are going out on the car. The Airbag light went on and said they were disabled. Took it to an electrical shop, they replaced the fuses and reset the airbag light but told us we had to replace the computer modual for it which would run us anywhere from $600 to $800. Can anyone tell me why the fuses keep blowing for the dashboard lights or if they are having any of these problems? Afraid to take it in to the dealer and spend more than it's worth. Thinking of trading it in while everything is reset before they blow again. Please email me if you can help. Nanciskerrett@hotmail.com
shorty7714

Newark, NJ

#23 Jan 17, 2010
2001 cadillac catera - the radio works sometimes and when it does not work the trunk and gas door will not work what could be causing this. Also I could put my car in reverse and I coud open the truck. Please HELP.
dskebo

Manchester, TN

#24 Jan 23, 2010
shorty7714 wrote:
2001 cadillac catera - the radio works sometimes and when it does not work the trunk and gas door will not work what could be causing this. Also I could put my car in reverse and I coud open the truck. Please HELP.
It's the multifunction relay box up under the left drivers side of the dash. It's a gray box above where your left foot goes under the dash. I have repaired a few of these. What happens is the solder joints go bad from the heat. I think they are about $95 at the dealer or you can open it up and start soldering. Look for the cracked solder joints.
JimmyB

Anacortes, WA

#25 May 2, 2010
The culprit is the water or moist that gets into unwanted places/parts.
Shay

Tucson, AZ

#26 Jun 12, 2010
The radio, trunk, gas door, and now the hood has stopped working. LOL (I have to laugh from crying) And on top of that, I have to put water in the darn thing like every 3 days. Someone PLEASE HELP. slbarbine@yahoo.com. I would buy a new car but I just cant afford one right now.
TRENT

Newark, NJ

#27 Jul 14, 2010
My radio,trunk and fuel door works off and on in my 2001 Catera, what could be the problem. HELP
TRENT

Newark, NJ

#28 Jul 14, 2010
My radio,truck and fuel door works off and on in my 2001 catera. What could be the problems. Please help.
Kim

Springville, IN

#30 Oct 23, 2010
My car went to the shop to get the altenator fixed, The radio and heater worked when it went to the shop but when I picked the car up neither of these things work. Any ideas what I can do to fix this problem?
shine

Philadelphia, PA

#31 Oct 28, 2010
where is the both fuse located for the radio? someone help me out.
Victor

Palm Bay, FL

#32 Dec 11, 2010
Thanx bryan am gonna try that,
I got sumthin goin on with my catera, the speed meter won't work and it's knocking out the abs n tcs, the speed comes on every mornin and last couple minutes then goes out the rest of the day? Need help
Tom

Castro Valley, CA

#33 Jan 17, 2011
Victor wrote:
Thanx bryan am gonna try that,
I got sumthin goin on with my catera, the speed meter won't work and it's knocking out the abs n tcs, the speed comes on every mornin and last couple minutes then goes out the rest of the day? Need help
The Speedo and the tcs/abs lights are all connected to the same problem, its a bad EBTCM. Electronic Brake and Traction control Module. You may also notice your power steering stops working when that happens also.
You need to replace the EBTCM and its not cheap unless you have it rebuilt.
Will

Phoenix, AZ

#34 Jan 17, 2011
Hey guys the radio problem is common with the catera obviously and you are all right it has to do with a pump thats under the hood on the passenger side of the car i found out that if you simply unplug this pump BEFORE you replace the number 10 fuse your radio and dome lights will work just fine.
This pump is not needed its a HELPER pump for your heater. Mine is unplugged and the heater just takes a little longer to heat up but works fine. Email me with any other questions for the catera because i have a friend who is a mechanic and he has helped me become a catera expert because this car is always messing up lol....ferrariscool@live.com
inteaz

Phoenix, AZ

#35 Jun 21, 2011
How do you disconnect the aux water pump?
nysneek360

Milton, PA

#36 Jan 17, 2012
i have a 99 cadillac catera and im having problems with my radio.it first start shutting off suddenly while i was driving.then it started doing it more ofter.now my radio barely ever comes on.plus my trunk and gas door lock doesnt work either when this happends.please help
Kristine

Madison, WI

#37 Jun 30, 2012
My Radio stopped working!! what do i do..? i have a 2001
Ric Martin

Villa Park, IL

#38 Nov 17, 2012
I am the next victim to these shit buckets they call Cadillac Cateras! I bought this car used with 58k miles and I thought it was a killer deal. My radio stopped working and it keeps burning fuse 10! I unplugged the heater water pump...radio is working again. I have another problem! when ever I turn my ignition my left passenger goes down. The window does not go up or down at all when the car is on. The only time it goes down is when I turn the ignition. Do you have a solution to this problem? Total piece of shit these cars! Assembled in Germany my a$$
mandy

Placitas, NM

#39 Feb 24, 2013
ijust got a 98 cadillac deville and the stereo is in lock mode. How do I unlock it so that my rado works? It is the factory radio with cassette player.
New2cas5

De Pere, WI

#40 Feb 28, 2013
Obiviously some people don't kno how to read topic headlines... I'm having a slightly different problem than described. My radio will work when I start the car in the morning but after ten minutes it stops. Along with the radio the trunk and fuel cap release go out as well. I have also noticed that the radio control lights go out also. Someone that's works with radios said something about a k(something) relay. Has anyone hear about that? I will check the 10 fuse...
danny

Rolla, MO

#41 Jun 20, 2013
cra328 wrote:
Maybe we all need a new car because my stereo and dome lights are doing the same thing too, and it just started yesterday.... If there is a catera stereo specialist other please help.
try number ten on fuse panel under dash my auxillary pumps work and radio

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