I have a 1997 Cadillac Devile with 92 K miles. The electrical system is messed up. The messages say, check coolant (just been done and burped), check oil(just been changed), suggest headlights(already on), anti theft goes on all the time and does not re start after 3 min the first few times, the auto trunk and gas cap don't work, the a/c shoots hot and cold air. I paid 2,500. for car. I have very little money to repair it. Is it worth repairing? Is it expensive? How much could I get if I sold it as it is?I need a reliable car very badly?ThanksXXXXX XXXXX
Year : 1997
Make : Cadillac
Model : devile
Engine : 6
my mechanic said it's expensive
just leave it for now
how long can this electrical misbehaviour start before it "dies?
Hello & Welcome to JA,
These vehicles are expensive to maintain & it sounds like you have multiple problems.
The check coolant & oil message is most likely a faulty sensor.It is possible that the headlamp message is a faulty ambient light sensor.The theft deterrent system can be an ignition switch or a theft deterrent module ,which both are expensive to repair.Many accessories like the trunk & gas cap release can be put off.Here is a quote of your vehicle.
Your vehicle is listed for 2,850.00 in FAIR condition.I suggest you try & sell the vehicle & purchase a less expensive to maintain vehicle .
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