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2008 DTS / Speed limited to 82 mph comes up on the dash(and

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2008 DTS / Speed limited to 82 mph comes up on the dash(and won't go over 82mph) since installing non FE3/ F55 rear shocks (KYB after-market w/o sensors)
JA: Does the sensor have a wire-wrapped magnet? If so, have you checked it with an ohmmeter?
Customer: i'll have to check
JA: Are you fixing your DTS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'm actually an independent shop-trying to save the customer from having to replace the OE / $800 each factory shocks
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: how much? $$ :-)
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Gary replied 9 months ago.

Hi there,

Unfortunately, that is what happens when you replace with non factory shocks.

I feel your pain, but trying to save money has now added to the cost.

The only way around is to fit the correct shocks, then clear the codes set.


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I KNOW this is what happens when you put non-OE shocks on but wasn't aware of the "speed limited to 82mph" issue because of that - StrutMasters sells a kit to do away with the factory ft struts & rear shocks and it comes with a resistor kit to plug into the rear wiring harness to fool the computer into thinking the factory shocks are installed- they don't sell the resistor kit separately. I'm looking for a "hack" to make the resistor kit myself - if you can't help with this, I'll just request a refund. Thank you for your time.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.