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    2007 dts acting crazy

    dts would not start after about an hour of shopping. I used a portable jumper and finally got it started. While driving the headlights where going on and off. There was a loud popping sound coming from the radio and the power was sporatic. The car then died off. I jumped it again and all the system warnings were coming on .Headlights barely working and then shut down. No power. When I try to jumpstart againacts like its going to but then nothing. The lights dont even come on when i open the door. Please help 2007 dts less than 50,000 miles

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    Re: 2007 dts acting crazy

    Sounds like something to take to a reputable auto-electric place if you don't trust your dealer's service dept.

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    Re: 2007 dts acting crazy

    From the description it sounds like the alternator is not charging the battery or the battery is so bad it won't take a charge.
    Assuming you have a battery charger at home... try to charge the battery for several hours... then see if it starts.

    Next thing I would do is have the charging system and especially the battery, checked out.

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    Re: 2007 dts acting crazy

    Or it just might be a bad battery ground.

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    Re: 2007 dts acting crazy

    Quote Originally Posted by crossk001 View Post
    dts would not start after about an hour of shopping. I used a portable jumper and finally got it started. While driving the headlights where going on and off. There was a loud popping sound coming from the radio and the power was sporatic. The car then died off. I jumped it again and all the system warnings were coming on .Headlights barely working and then shut down. No power. When I try to jumpstart againacts like its going to but then nothing. The lights dont even come on when i open the door. Please help 2007 dts less than 50,000 miles
    Hello crossk001,

    Welcome to the forum! I understand how a vehicle not starting is frustrating. I see you want the community input on your situation and that you have already received some advice. If you are thinking about taking your vehicle in for a diagnosis, please let me know. I can be reached via private message to further discuss any concern or issue.

    Sincerely,

    Laura M.
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    Had it towed in and was told the alternator is bad and will cost $1,600 to fix. I want to cry!

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    Re: 2007 dts acting crazy

    Towed to where ??? Yes, the alternator on these cars is murder to remove/replace, but a reputable automotive electric shop should be able to R&R the alternator and totally rebuild it for less than $500.

    Heck - look up your car, year, model, system in www.rockauto.com and find out what they want for an alternator (the voltage regulator is internal - part of the entire unit).

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    Re: 2007 dts acting crazy

    I live in hawaii and had it taken to HARS The link is

    http://honoluluautorepairing.clickfo...ernator+repair

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    Re: 2007 dts acting crazy

    Hawaii is an entirely different planet when it comes to car maintenance costs.

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    Re: 2007 dts acting crazy

    Quote Originally Posted by crossk001 View Post
    I live in hawaii and had it taken to HARS The link is

    http://honoluluautorepairing.clickfo...ernator+repair

    With ~$215 from Amazon, as quoted by Jim, and a labor charge of $440 by our local dealership, the total cost would be ~$660.00. Then again, this cost is in the Mainland ONLY. You should try somewhere else unless you can't get it towed again. The labor cost in Hawaii should be high but not a ripoff like $1,600.00. I hope you can negotiate down after the checking the labor charges somewhere else. I'm glad that I don't live in Hawaii.

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    Re: 2007 dts acting crazy

    Are they allowed to work on Detroit made cars in Hawaii??

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    Re: 2007 dts acting crazy

    Hawaii is ridiculous with cars or pricing for anything,

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