CADILLAC DEVILLE 1998 7.G Owners Manual
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The 1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner’s Manual
Seats and Restraint Systems
This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts prop\
erly. It also explains the “SIR” system.
Features and Controls
This section explains how to start and operate your vehicle.
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort co\
ntrols and how to operate your audio system.
4- 1 Your Driving and the Road
Here you’ll find helpful information and tips about the road\
and how to drive under different conditions.
Problems on the Road
This section tells what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated en\
Service and Appearance Care
Here the manual tells you how to keep your vehicle running pr\
operly and looking good.
Customer Assistance Information
This section tells you how to contact Cadillac for assistance and how to get service and owner publications.
It also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” o\
n page 7-12.
Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. You can use it to quickly find
something you want to read.
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GENERAL MOTORS, GM and the GM Emblem,
CADILLAC, the CADILLAC Emblem and the name
DEVILLE are registered trademarks of General
This manual includes the latest information at the time it
was printed. We reserve the right to make changes in the
product after that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name
“General Motors of Canada Limited” for Cadillac Motor
Car Division whenever
it appears in this manual.
Please keep this manual in your vehicle,
so it will be
there if you ever need it when you’re on the road. If you
sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it
so the new
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 25665435 C First Edition
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National Institute for
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For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a
French Language Manual:
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procurer un exemplaire de ce guide
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@Copyright General Motors Corporation 1998
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PENALTY OF LEADERSHIP
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Henry M. Leland,
was built to
closed bodied car.
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Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine Few automobiles are fortunate enough to have the rich heritage \
is Cadillac. The name Cadillac is appropriately that of
Antoine ’de La Mothe’ Cadillac, the French militqy commander
who founded. the city
of Detroit in. 1701. What better name for
the oldat automobile manufacturer in Detroit.
Henry M. Leland, known as the master of precision, commonplace as standardized parts are today, in 1908
initiated his precision manufacturing techniques at the parts we\
re still individually hand fitted both in
founding of Cadillac
in 1902. His exacting standards production and service.
prompted the motto
by which Cadillac has been guided
the years - “Craftsmanship A Creed - Accuracy
of the -first four cylinder engine in 1905
led the industry and enabled Cadillacs to travel at speeds
For attention to quality and innovation, the Royal
of England awarded the prestigious
Dewar Trophy to Cadillac twice. . . first in 1908 for
achieving perfect interchangeability of parts and again
for introducing the electric self starter, electric lighting
and ignition system on
1912 models. Cadillac is the
only American manufacturer to win this honor and
the only manufacturer in the world to win it twice. As
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Standardization opened the eyes of the industrial world
and was the cornerstone of modern
production. From this achievement evolved the
reference to Cadillac as “Standard of
1909 Cadillac was purchased by the then new
General Motors Corporation.
Convenience, cleanliness and all-weather comfort were
in 1910 when Cadillac became the first
manufacturer to offer closed bodies as standard equipment.
‘‘The Penalty of Leadership” first appeared
2, 19 15 issue of The Saturday Evening Post as an
expression of the Cadillac commitment to leadership,
quality and innovation. It is widely regarded
as one of the
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Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine fmest documents ever written. It was published following the introduction of the first production
which was standard in
all Cadillacs beginning with the
Many Cadillac "firsts" have followed over the years, including the synchro-mech clashless transmission, a
nationwide comprehensive service policy, security plate glass, chrome plating and the first car to be designed by
a stylist (1927 LaSallelHarley Earl). The
production of the powerful, smooth and quiet V12 and
V16 engines. The crisp, contemporary lines of the 1938
60 Special series ushered in a new era in styling.
VI 6 Engine
During World War 11, shortly after Pearl Harbor,
Cadillac discontinued car production for the first time
since 1902 in order to construct light tanks, combat
vehicles and internal
parts for Allison V17 10 engines.
V8 engines and Hydra-Matic
transmissions were used in each MSAI and M24 tanks.
1931 VI 6 Sport Phaeton
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There are, to be sure, many ways to describe the
superlative motor car pictured. “Beauty,”
- all apply, in their
fullest meaning, to this new Cadillac. And yet,
from this wonderful vocabulary, we have
selected “elegance” as the word that most fully
characterizes the Cadillac of
1960. The car’s
beautiful, clean-lined styling
is certainly elegant
beyond compare. Its new interior luxury
provides a feeling of elegance that can be sensed
nowhere else in the world of motor cars. And
even its new performance
- smooth, quiet and
- might be summarized as “elegance
in motion.” Once you have seen and driven it for
yourself, we think you will agree that the ward
“elegance” - and that the car is Cadillac!
CADILLAC MOTOR CAR DIVISION. GENERAL MOTORS COIU’ORATION
Advertisement for 1960 Sixty Special
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Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine ,For the 1948 model, Cadillac introduced the legendary
tail fin which once more set the trend in automotive
for nearly two decades. This was closely
followed with the two door hardtop Coupe DeVille and
the industry's fist modern overhead valve, high
Engineering innovations, conveniences and styling dominated
the '50s and '60s. Cruise control, automatic
3 climate control, tilt and telescoping steering wheels,
twilight sentinel and four door hard tops all debuted in
In 1957 the Eldorado Brougham featured
- compression V8 engine on the 1949 model. advances such as
air suspension, memory
automatic electric door locks, transistor radio, a brushed
roof and low profile tires.
1957 Eldorado Brougham
The Eldorado, introduced in 1953, was redesigned for
1967 as the first fkont wheel drive personal luxury car.
The 472 cu. in. V8 engine used in all Cadillacs in 1968 ~
and 1969 was enlarged to 500 cu. in. for all 1970
through 1976 Eldorados. The Track Master computerized skid control braking system option debuted on 1970 Eldorados.
A driver and passenger Air Cushion Restraint
(air bag) was available on all 1974,1975 and
Analog Electronic Fuel Injection was available, on 1975 Cadillacs and standard on the new international
size 1976 Seville. In 1978, the Trip Computer option
first on-board microprocessor.