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QUESTION: where can I get spoke replacement on a 1988 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Biarritz v8


What are you referring ti? Wire wheel spokes, steering wheel spoke?


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QUESTION: Missing 3 spokes on tire wheel.  Will try to attach picture


Appears to be after market rims known as Tru Spoke. This is not a Cadillac factory installed wheel. Dealers installed these commonly with Vogue tires for the last 30 years. You might tr to call around to some specialty wheel stores to see if you can get the spokes and find out how hard they are to install. Your request is not common. In fact, it is the first time I ave ever seen spokes broken without severe wheel damage from a collision. With the spokes missing it compromises the ability of the wheel to stay together and I would consider it not safe to be driving with that wheel on the car. If you look at the wheel, the only thing attaching the hub to the outer rim is the spokes. With three missing, more will break until the wheel gives way.
You may think no, this guy does not know what he is talking about because there is a Cadillac crest on the hub. Actually, that too is after market.
In 1998 the common rim was alloy.
I ran Trus on many of my Caddys over the years. After all, they look much better than the alloys and the wire wheel covers of the 80's.

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Alarm system questions cannot be answered on this forum. These systems are not what I can answer. Without being physically at the vehicle and not knowing what kind of electrical service has been done on the vehicle, there is no possible way to give an accurate answer over the internet. My expertise is in Ignition/key based anti-theft systems. These issues include GM VATS (resistor chip in key blade) PASSLOCK (MRD)-ignition lock rotation based, no special ignition key and the PKIII Transponder (computer chip in key) systems. These systems are not alarm based and are integral with the starting of the engine. This is why I cannot diagnose alarm problems without physically looking at the vehicle: Alarm systems are a completely different annimal than ignition key/lock based anti-theft system. Many alarm questions come from vehicles 10 years old, and since older, many hands that had been involved over the years.I am an expert in all GM factory (ignition/key based)systems. Alarm system questions pose to many situations beyond my knowledge as to what has been done to the vehicle over the years. Some guy may have actually wired the stereo into the alarm system. Who knows? Over my past 30 years in vehicle wiring repair, I have seen unbelievable wiring disaters done by guys that consider themselves "mechanics." I have seen stereos and alarms intalled using surgical tape. I have seen modules burn up, un-fused circuits, wiring jambed between the doors and even lamp cord used for a starter kill. To answer alarm questions over the internet without examining the vehicle is like asking; What does it take to remove a dent?


Education/Credentials-ASE certified. 11 years with a GM dealer and 17 years with a repair facility dealing with only the repair of theft recovered vehicles.

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