Ever need a small part for your Cadillac, but wonder if they even offer that part separately, or if it is part of an assembly?
Ever reach into your car to move something, and manage to break a part off in your hand?
The nice people at CompNine.com have a solution for you.
At their site from the home page on the left under the heading “vehicles” you can click on Cadillac. Then drill down to your year and model of Cadillac. Finally, choose the diagram that seems to contain the part or section of the Cadillac that you are looking for. For example, let’s look for the lean-back lever on the manual passenger seat in a 2005 Cadillac CTS base model.
Drilling down to 2005 CTS, we can see that the seats are on diagram 14.
Drilling down through the images within that section, we can see the manual seat leaver is on 2005-2007 DM,DN69 SEAT ASM/PASSENGER (EXC POWER ADJUSTER AH8)
In this diagram the seat lever is marked as item #14. In the table below the diagram we can identify item 14 as HANDLE,P/SEAT RECL(INCLS 15)(NEUTRAL)
There are actually several #14’s, one for each interior color. The GM part number is 88897411, and clicking on that part number in the table tells me which other vehicles this part is used on.
Finally, I can see that CompNine offers this lever for sale for $44.89.
All in all these diagrams are a nice service, as they give another source of information for how the vehicles are put together, which parts are available separately as opposed to part of a larger assembly, and the approximate cost of each individual part.
CompNine has become one of my favorite reference sites.