You Don't Need A CUE Repair Shop - You Can Do A Cadillac Radio Replacement Yourself!
The Cadillac CUE radio is a sophisticated system. The setup of a CUE radio looks pretty elaborate, so it looks pretty difficult to remove and replace. So a lot of Cadillac owners are intimidated by the idea of replacing their own CUE radio.
If you have a broken CUE radio, you may be looking for a CUE repair shop or a Cadillac dealership that can replace it for you. The thing is, have you tried to find out how to replace a CUE radio? It's actually a whole lot easier than you think. Replacing a CUE radio is such a simple job pretty much anyone can do.
With a simple how-to guide and some basic tools, you can replace your CUE radio with ease.
You'll Save A Lot Of Money On Labor
Depending on how experienced you are, you can replace a CUE radio in less than half an hour. If you take your CUE radio to a repair shop or Cadillac dealership, they'll likely want to charge you for a full hour's worth of labor, or even more. That means you're looking at spending at least $125 for labor.
If you do the work yourself, then you won't have to worry about paying some shop to do it. You can just cut out the middleman and get right to fixing your broken CUE radio, and save a lot of money in the process.
You'll Also Save On A Replacement CUE Radio
Car dealerships, including Cadillac dealerships, impose a huge markup on their OEM parts. That's why OEM CUE radios at dealerships are quite expensive. If you have a Cadillac dealership take care of the CUE replacement, you may have no choice but to overpay for the replacement radio.
Independent CUE repair shops typically use aftermarket radios. You may save a little bit of money on an aftermarket radio, but you won't get a lot of value out of it. This post explains why an OEM CUE radio is a much better investment than an aftermarket unit.
You can save a lot of money on an OEM replacement, though. At ISS Automotive, we re-manufacture OEM CUE radios with OE-grade parts. Our re-manufacured CUE radios are as high quality as they come. You'll get an OE-quality CUE radio at a fraction of the price of a brand new one.
This re-manufactured OEM CUE radio for 2013-2017 Cadillacs is one of our best sellers.
An Overview Of The Cadillac CUE Radio Replacement Process
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Changing a CUE radio is pretty easy. If you have basic hand tools, you can replace your own CUE radio. Here's an overview of the process:
- Remove the trim pieces to access the radio unit
- Unplug the connectors from the radio unit
- Remove the radio unit
- Install the new radio unit
- Put all the trim pieces back together
You can find detailed instructions on replacing a Cadillac CUE radio here.