Resetting the computer of a Cadillac made easy

Posted by Tom Starks On December - 13 - 2017


If you’ve encountered a difficult situation with your new car, there are some things you might want to know about the technical side of the problem. Usually, Cadillac computers are very easy to reset, and you do not need a specialist in order to do it. Learning a little about the specifications and features of this car will eventually help you out to solve the issue by yourself. If you’d like to know more about Cadillacs, especially the CTS, you should know that Edmunds talks about the Cadillac CTS on the website. Now, moving on to the actual steps to resetting a Cadillac computer, see the list below:


The fuse panel 

You firstly need to locate the fuse panel. This is usually placed under the steering column and you will have to pull down on it using your fingers. After you’ve finally located the fuse panel, you can reach for the ECU-labelled one, which stands for electronic control unit and represents the actual computer of your Cadillac. When you completed this step, you can go further with resetting it.

What you should know about the ECU

The electronic control unit of a car represents the embedded system that is responsible for most electrical functions of a car. Knowing how to handle the ECU will be tremendously useful for this task. All you have to do once you get to the ECU is pulling it using the present fuse pullers and then turning the ignition key on. Basically, once you’ve reached this step you are very close to resetting the Cadillac computer from scratch. What is left to do is waiting a while and switching the ECU fuse. Once you’ve done that, the Cadillac computer is going to reset all by itself. It’s not complicated at all and there are not much things you have to learn in order to complete this deed. Plus, it won’t be convenient to pay a generous amount of money to have your car’s computer checked by a specialist, considering that Cadillac expenses are quite high.


Don’t forget to wait a while before switching the ECU fuse. This is the trick for having your car computer to reset in time. Without this step, the car computer won’t reset, and you will have to start all over again with the steps. Patience is surely the key, besides reading a lot about this topic beforehand.

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