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Cadillac Bose Amplifier / Speaker and Stereo Repair.
All BOSE amplifier repairs have a Lifetime warranty, car stereo one year
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Cadillac Bose Car Stereo and Amplifier Repair
Delco BOSE Gold
Car Stereo Repair
Cadillac El Dorado Bose Gold Car Stereo
Cadillac Eldorado and Others
16032326 / 16126336

Delco BOSE Gold
Car Stereo Repair

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Cadillac Delco Bose amplifier - Bose Speaker, Amplifier, Stereo repair
16126996 and Others

Delco Symphony Sound

16058406 / 16060946 / 16073576 / 16127076
16161625 and Others

Delco Non-Bose
Car Stereo
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Buick Delco stereo AM - FM - CASSETTE - Bose repair

Delco Non-Bose
Car Stereo
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Buick Delco stereo AM - FM - CASSETTE with EQ - Bose repair

The following is a list of common problems for Bose, Symphony Sound and Non-Bose Car Stereos.

  • Display remains on with ignition off. (May drain car battery).

  • One or more speakers do not work.

  • Weak speaker or speakers with snap, crackle, pop, sound blown, distorted or do not work? (Usually right front speaker first, for Bose system see amplifiers).

  • Tape stuck, will not accept tape, or tape auto reverses then ejects (Blaupunkt Cassette Mechanism).

  • No or intermittent power, defective On/Off Switch.

  • No or intermittent FM and/or AM.

  • Back lights on front panel not fully lighting.

  • Display stuck at 1:00 or 10:00 o'clock.

  • Radio static, no display? Does cigarette lighter, dome light, horn and door chimes work? No, check for blown fuse, some cases you may find a coin or metal object in the cigarette lighter or shorted dome light, otherwise repair is needed.

Repair includes rebuild of entire stereo for all known problems while in shop, up to $200.

Set Clock - ignition on, stereo off, push "Set". Use "Scan" for hours and "Seek" for minutes.

Want to upgrade to CD? The '94-96 Chevrolet Camaro AM/FM/CD Bose stereo physically fits the opening of the original stereo. However, there is a wire harness adaptor needed along with a modification to the wire harness and antenna adaptor.

   
Cadillac Bose Enclosures with Speaker and Amplifier
Cadillac Allante '87-93  

BOSE Gold Enclosures
with Amps and Speakers

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Allante Delco Bose amplifiers - Bose Speaker, Amplifier, Stereo repair
Allante Bose Gold Removal

Speakers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output.
Gold Series, amps located in speaker enclosures. Repair rate, $80 each with a lifetime warranty.
Cadillac Allante Bose Enclosures with Speakers and Amplifiers
Left Front Right Front
16068216 / 16080266
16146456 /16159206 / 16188292
16068216 / 16080276
16146466 / 16159196 / 16188326
Rear Left and Right Other Bose Enclosures
16068206 / 16080286 / 16146476
16188326 / 16188296 / 16188346
16188306 / 16188316 / 16188336
   
BOSE Gold Amplifier Repair
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco Bose Gold series amplifier - Bose Speaker, Stereo, Amplifier repair Gold Series
Single Amplifiers
16188338 / 16188339 / 16188340
16188341 / 16193503 / 16193504
16193505 / 16193506
Speakers snap, pop, crackle, high pitch squeal, single tone, no or distorted audio are all common Bose amplifier problems.
Gold Series, amplifiers located in Bose speaker enclosures, repair rate $80 each.
Lifetime warranty on Bose amp repair.
   
Cadillac Eldorado and Seville
Eldorado Biarritz
'91-93
Bose Gold Speaker Enclosures

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Cadillac Delco Bose amplifier - Bose Speaker, Amplifier, Stereo repairFactory Car Stereo Repair - Cadillac Delco Bose amplifier - Bose Speaker, Amplifier, Stereo repair

Speakers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output. Gold Series, amps at speakers $80 each.
Bose Enclosures (Color)  
Right Front 16085068 / 16085082 (Garnet) / 16085084 / 16085086 (Antelope) /16135256 / 16188346
Left Front 16085069 / 16085083 (Garnet) / 16085085 / 16085087 (Antelope) / 16135266 / 16188296
Rear (x2) - 16084256 / 16124813
Old Amplifier ('91-92) New Amplifier (1993)
16124812 / 16188338 / 16188339 16193503 / 16193504
   
Cadillac Eldorado '92-97
Cadillac Bose speakers have static
Bose Enclosures
25648243 Left Front
25648244 Right Front

Speakers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output with ignition and stereo off. Gold Series, amps at speakers $80 each.

Other Bose Speaker Enclosures - Coupe De Ville
16071426 Left Front
16071436 Right Front
16071446 Left Rear
16071456 Right Rear

   
Cadillac Fleetwood '88-92
Bose Gold Speaker Enclosures
Fleetwood Bose Speaker Repair


Speakers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output. Gold Series, amps at speakers $80 each.
Bose Enclosures  
16071426 Left Front
16071436 Right Front
16071446 Left Rear
16071456 Right Rear
   
Cadillac Seville '91-93
Bose Gold Speakers and Amplifiers
Cadillac Bose Gold Amplifier Repair

Speakers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output. Gold Series, amps at speakers $80 each.
Enclosures Old Amplifier ('91-92) New Amplifier (1993)
16188306 (left) 16188340 16193505
16188336 (right) 16188341 16193506
   
88-92 Cadillac Fleetwood
Bose Gold
Front Speaker Enclosure

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Cadillac Delco Bose amplifier - Bose Speaker, Amplifier, Stereo repair
Speakers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output. Gold Series, amps at speakers $80 each.

Lifetime warranty on Bose amplifier repair.

 

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Cadillac Bose Gold
Front Speaker Enclosure
Speakers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output. Gold Series, amps at speakers $80 each.
   
Cadillac Eldorado
Rear Bose Speaker

Cadillac Eldorado Bose Speaker and Amplifier Repair and Removal
Speakers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output. Gold Series, amps at speakers, $80 each.
   
90-96+/- Cadillac
BOSE and Non-Bose
CDM (Tuner) Boxes

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Cadillac Delco Bose amplifier - Bose Speaker, Amplifier, Stereo repair
16087110, 16141351, 16196166 , 16196186
and Others
Some common problems, stereo unit powers up, no or distorted audio, no FM, all/some speakers work intermittently, or the system is dead. If you have snapping and popping from some of the speakers you will have to trouble shoot. Is it a defective CDM box or Bose amplifier? Swap working speakers/amplifiers with nonworking speaker/amplifiers to determine if it is the CDM box or Bose amplifiers. CDM box repair $125. Replacement in rare cases $250.

Single channel Bose amplifier repair $80 with lifetime warranty.
   
Cadillac Bose Gold Car Stereo
AM / FM / Cass / CD

Cadillac Car Stereo Repair and Removal
Delco
16124566 / 16149006 / 16179646 and Others

Cassette Repair - Parts are are not available, most cases - NO Repair.


CD does not work, or will not accept CD the first five+ times then it will, or CD works according to the weather or temperature, or will not eject CD
1992-Up models $190.
1990-91 models CD mechanism, exchange $250 in most cases.

NOTES
Setting the Clock

Ignition on, stereo off, push the set button. "Set" should appear in the top right corner of display. Push the "Scan" button up and down for hours and the "Seek" button up and down for minutes. Push the "Set" button to disengage or turn your stereo on.

   
Cadillac Fleetwood
Cadillac Fleetwood Car Stereo Replacement
16020373 Cassette only
16200363 Cassette and CD
and Others

Cassette player does not work, $150.

CD problems? Parts are no longer available for repair of CD, we no longer repair CD problems with this stereo.

   
Cadillac Symphony Sound Stereo
Cadillac Car Stereo Repair
Delco
16CECT1 / 16012806 and Others

Missing segments or no display, or no display with static*, tape does not work or tape is stuck, AM and/or FM reception week, erratic or scratchy controls, rebuild of entire stereo, $200 - 250, one year warranty.

*No Display with Static - Check ALL fuses first before sending for repair. Could be Courtesy, Dome, Cigarette Lighter or Back Up fuse.

   
Cadillac Car Stereo
   
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Escalade CD / DVD / NAV
Cadillac Escalade CD Repair
SUPERNAV
15896129 / 15916596 / 20801342 / 20902104
25795337 / 25798198 / 25890527 / 28059049
28060507 / 28086163 / 28095246 / 28239409
Six CD / DVD Changer does not work properly, has Err code, will not eject or load CD's, jammed, gear grinding sound and other problems, $350 includes thorough rebuild for all known problems. Before thinking of repair, try disconnecting one of the battery terminals for 15-25 minutes then reconnect. This may act as a "Reset" and bring the changer back to working condition. Otherwise, repair is needed. Repair of CD changer only.
   
Cadillac Escalade CD / DVD
Cadillac Stereo Removal and Repair
SIEMENS VDO
812546281 / 15 934 176
Six CD / DVD Changer does not work properly, has Err code, will not eject or load CD's, jammed, gear grinding sound and other problems, $350 includes thorough rebuild for all known problems. Before thinking of repair, try disconnecting one of the battery terminals for 15-25 minutes then reconnect. This may act as a "Reset" and bring the changer back to working condition. Otherwise, repair is needed. Repair of CD changer only.
   
Cadillac DTS Navigation
Cadillac DTS Navigation CD Repair
Denso
25851475 / DW468100- 6080
Navigation CD Player does not work properly, $300-350.
   
Cadillac CD Changer
Cadillac Six CD Changer Repair
Siemens VDO / 812546281 / 15 280 956 / GMT265 L1.5
Six CD Changer does not work properly, has Err code, will not eject or load CD's, jammed, gears sound like grinding and other problems, we no longer repair this CD player. Try disconnecting one of the battery terminals for 15-25 minutes then reconnect. This may act as a "Reset" and bring the changer back to working condition. Otherwise, repair is needed. This is a VIN Locked car stereo.
   
Cadillac CD Changer
Cadillace CD Changer Repair
Siemens VDO / 812546281 / 15 887 291 / GMT265 L1.5
Six CD Changer does not work properly, has Err code, will not eject or load CD's, jammed, gears sound like grinding and other problems, $350 includes thorough rebuild for all known problems. Before thinking of repair, try disconnecting one of the battery terminals for 15-25 minutes then reconnect. This may act as a "Reset" and bring the changer back to working condition. Otherwise, repair is needed. Repair of CD changer only.
   
Cadillac Delco Stereo
Cadillac Car Stereo Repair
Cadillac Escalade and Escalade EXT
15073127 and others
Missing sections of back lights on buttons, $85.
CD player inop, will not accept and play CD's, $195.
   
Cadillac Single CD / Cassette
Delco / Delphi Electronics
Cadillac Radio Repair

Single CD player, will not play CD, CD clicks when attempting to eject, or will not eject CD, $175. Back light repair is a courtesy.

"Clean" in display? To clear from display, push and hold eject button, insert a cassette, continue to hold eject button till screen clears.

See our car Stereo Repair Video for worn or chipped knobs.

   
Chevrolet
Single CD / MP3 / No Cassette
Delco / Delphi Electronics
Cadillac CD Player Repair

Single CD player, will not play CD, CD clicks when attempting to eject, or will not eject CD, $175. Back light repair is a courtesy.

See our car Stereo Repair Video for worn or chipped knobs.

   
Cadillac Eldorado Car Stereo Service, Repair and Removal
16200363
CD does not work, or will not accept CD the first five+ times then it will, or CD works according to the weather/temperature, or will not eject CD, $190.
   
Cadillac Allante
Single CD Player
Cadillac Allante CD Player Repair and Removal
Standard rebuild for all problems, $190.
CD mechanism replacement if needed, $275. We repair only the CD portion of this center console unit. Please DO NOT send entire console, we are unable to repair or test entire center console. Remove CD portion and send for repair.

Car Stereo Removal Instructions
Supplied by Car Stereo Removal, LLC.

For Car Stereo and Bose Enclosure / Amplifier and Speakers
 

Many radio codes are available by email if you have an "HR" and "Min" button on the face of the stereo and NO RDS. All RDS radios require seeing the dealership. This radio needs to be placed on the car computer to program the stereo to work in the specific vehicle it is mounted in.
 

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Cadillac Escalade
GMC Yukon Denali CD Changer Repair
15064147 / CX-CG0910Z
15178524 / CX-CG0260Z
6 CD changer jammed, will not play CD's, will not accept or eject CD's, repair rate $295.
   
'96-97 Cadillac Eldorado Bose Car Stereo
Bass, Treb, Bal, and/or Fade do not operate properly, $125.

NOTE - To remove "Clean Tape" from display. Push and hold eject button, insert a cassette, continue holding eject button until display reads "Cleared". Release eject button. Eject tape and reinsert to check.

 

'00-01 Cadillac
Volume intermittent, volume drops out, comes back when car is restarted for a short time?
This was an interesting problem! The stereo is programmed to communicate with the car computer. (There may be a glitch in the Matrix). Disconnect both main battery terminals and touch them together. This discharges the system. Reconnect battery terminals may reset the system. The problem should correct itself.
 
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Cadillac CTS / Escalade
Delphi / Delco Electronics


15204335
 
Buttons worn. These buttons are available, we do not sell them.

'98+ Cadillac Bose Car Stereo

 

Poor radio reception AM and FM. Car stereo will seek but not find stations.
CD Err or E20, no CD.
This car stereo communicates with the car computer and we are presently unable to simulate the car hook up in shop for bench testing.
 

90-95 Delco / Single CD player repair
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Cadillac Delco Bose amplifier - Bose Speaker, Amplifier, Stereo repair
16141336
 
CD does not work, or will not accept CD the first five+ times then it will, or CD works according to the weather or temperature, or will not eject CD, repair of CD player only, $190.

Cadillac Seville, SLS, STS '96-99

Bad, Blown, Distorted Front Door Bose Subwoofer?
Our DIY removal instructions will help with the replacement. The speaker may be found at
GMpartsdirect.com for $70 + S/H.
 

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The following car stereos are only a list of common problems and possible Do It Yourself repairs. We no longer repair the following listed car stereos.
Cadillac Bose Amplifiers 98 and up
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Mercedes Benz car stereo - MBZ Bose Audio Repair
No output from all or some speakers, static or hiss from one or more speakers are common problems. We have also seen these amplifiers have water damage. Because these newer Cadillac Bose stereos an amplifiers communicate with the car computer, we are presently unable to bench test or repair.
 
00-03 Cadillac
12 CD Changer / Pioneer
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco ZR1 / Corvette  - Bose stereo, amplifier and speaker repair
We no longer repair this Pioneer CD changer.
   
'03-05 Cadillac CTS

Fujitsu Ten CD Mechanism
2 5 741 528 / GMX320 L1.5
25 753 339 / GMX320 L1.5
In dash CD changer, will not play CD's, CD's jammed, will not accept or eject CD's. Possible Fix - Disconnecting the car battery for several minutes then reconnecting may act as a CD reset and bring the changer back to working condition.
   

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