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    2011 dts battery jump start

    Under the hood I saw the red positive terminal, but where do I connect the negative terminal?

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    Re: 2011 dts battery jump start

    Hate to say RTFM, but it does tell you where...

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    Re: 2011 dts battery jump start

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    Under the hood I saw the red positive terminal, but where do I connect the negative terminal?
    The remote negative (−) terminal is located
    behind the power steering pulley, near
    the engine cover. It is marked GND (−).

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    Re: 2011 dts battery jump start

    That's what the manual says, but I can't find it on the actual place............................................. ....

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    Re: 2011 dts battery jump start

    Road side assistance will come to jump your car , if you call them if that's a a option.

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    Re: 2011 dts battery jump start

    You can connect it to any part of the car frame that: 1) isn't painted 2) that is metal. I saw this on another car and it seems to be a trend apparently. Just make absolutely make sure that the piece of metal is not painted.

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    Re: 2011 dts battery jump start

    Yeah. A hundred year old "trend." All cars (going back a long way) have one side of the battery connected to the car frame (normally metal) and the other side drives the goodies. This includes positive and negative "ground" cars and six volt battery systems. Normally, there is a jumper between the frame and the engine. As ogbuehi says, don't make a connection to a painted surface. Paint will do you in. Cadillac has a connection point (red) under the hood because the battery on these DTSs is under the rear seat. Why? Ask and I will give you some reasons.

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    Re: 2011 dts battery jump start

    "The remote negative (−) terminal is located
    behind the power steering pulley, near
    the engine cover. It is marked GND (−)."

    It's a big metal protrusion that sticks out like a sore thumb.

    I am curious why the battery is under the seat in large GM cars. Space-saving issue?

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