STS Battery Replacement - Page 2
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 54
Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, STS Battery Replacement in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; My cost for a 101 series was about $110 at a local dealer. (They give me a disc.) Many members ...
  1. #16
    z06bigbird is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): Sedan de Ville, CTS
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Antonio, Tx
    Posts
    4,771

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    My cost for a 101 series was about $110 at a local dealer. (They give me a disc.) Many members have asked about a substitute battery. The closest in size is the 78 series. If I am correct on that, it is about 3/8 on an inch too high, but it is workable. If in doubt, ask any battery shop to show you this list of battery series. That list will show external dimensions on all batteries.

    101 Series is alone in size.

  2. #17
    Regulator is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    180

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    The 78 Series works if you do not install the battery cover. It is much too tall with the cover installed (even if you remove the foam on the backside of the cover.

    $67 bucks at my local Sam's club for a 78n battery, 770CCA, which is much better than the OEM battery.

  3. #18
    Regulator is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    180

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    One note to add was that the first time I changed the battery, my screen would not turn on...no radio or Nav....dead. Unhooked the positive terminal, waited 15 mins, hooked it back up and it works.

    FYI, for those that think they blew up their nav unit while changing their battery.

  4. #19
    Aurora5000's Avatar
    Aurora5000 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2006 STS V8 Blackberry 2004 CTS 3.6 Loaded
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Tornado Alley Oklahoma City
    Posts
    439

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    I use the plastic battery cover. The 78-72 works fine. It also looks like others use a form of the 78 battery too and they seem to work. Regulator, sorry w/ your battery problems...

  5. #20
    Regulator is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    180

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    No worries, I am good now. I would check the lines of your hood to make sure it is closing fully and not hitting against the battery. Even though my hood would close with the battery cover installed, you could feel that the hood was being propped up by the too high battery.

  6. #21
    ahuyghe is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2007 Cadillac STS 4
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Winnipeg, MB.
    Age
    52
    Posts
    57

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    My battery packed it in over the winter also while the car (07 Cadillac STS 4) was stored in my heated garage. Called GM Roadside assistance, They Towed it to the dealership and the dealership replaced it. It was also very nice of them to scratch the hell out of the Engine cover whilst in the process of changing the battery. It looks like they placed the battery on the engine cover and then dragged it over toward the battery tray location. Oh yea, they also forgot to replace the retainers that hold down the plastic cover infront of the battery. Nice.... very nice! Any way. Got a new battery, but am reminded of it every time i open the hood. %^$@^

    Al

    2007 Cadillac STS 4
    Etc...
    etc...

  7. #22
    jono6406 is offline Banned
    Automobile(s): 2005 Cadillac STS4 ISG PKG
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    tampa, florida
    Age
    64
    Posts
    205

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    It was time to make a little noise.

    Jono

  8. #23
    MGD
    MGD is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2005 STS V-6 1SC
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Age
    41
    Posts
    14

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    Yup, I just had the same battery prob and a DieHard Gold Car Battery, Group Size 78 worked out and fits fine. No hood bulge. Only thing I noticed after the install is that Auto Up windows only works for the passenger front window now, and not the other 3. I checked the Config menus to see if something had been reset, and didn't find anything related to Auto Up windows. Anyone know what that's about??

  9. #24
    nathanjax's Avatar
    nathanjax is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2007 esKONali
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Jax, FL
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,098

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by MGD View Post
    Only thing I noticed after the install is that Auto Up windows only works for the passenger front window now, and not the other 3. I checked the Config menus to see if something had been reset, and didn't find anything related to Auto Up windows. Anyone know what that's about??
    They need to be re-programed. It explains it and how to do it in the manual.

  10. #25
    MGD
    MGD is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2005 STS V-6 1SC
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Age
    41
    Posts
    14

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by nathanjax View Post
    They need to be re-programed. It explains it and how to do it in the manual.
    Ok, thanks!

  11. #26
    Kadillac Kreem is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 05 Cadillac STS V8
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Age
    27
    Posts
    23

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    I have a question, For a Cadillac STS 05 V8. Say the batter dies okay what happens to the computer, do you have to reprogram anything like the key fob ? I want all details people, thank you.

  12. #27
    EChas3's Avatar
    EChas3 is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 2006 STS4 V8 1SG & 2007 STS V8 1SE
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cedarburg, WI
    Age
    56
    Posts
    7,229

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    Everything is fine except the Express Windows! They are very easy to program; a few seconds.

  13. #28
    turnne is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): Cadillac STS
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Age
    50
    Posts
    986

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    I bought an over the counter battery for 2005 1SG AWD at Advance Auto parts...perfect swap

    like $180 or so..as I recall....like a 7 year prorated warranty on it


    Warren

  14. #29
    Subsailor613's Avatar
    Subsailor613 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2006 STS RWD NAV F55 N*1SF
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NC for Now, Florida SOON
    Posts
    481

    Cool Re: STS Battery Replacement

    Just traveled 550 Miles and let the car sit overnight,the next day,
    Click, Click, Click. Battery DEAD, charged the battery 8 or 9 hours,
    tried to start, Click again.
    Called, Auto-Zone, Advance, and Car Quest, the two A's wanted 166.95
    The Car Quest wanted 189.00. I got the 8 year one for 166.95+ tax=177.XX
    It was the Group 101 size, it looked exactly like the one that came out.
    Used the A's as they are around my home also, for Warranty purposes.
    If you play your radio , while your are waxing or fixing your car, and the
    battery goes dead, you are on the way to letting your battery strand you.
    It is a 650 CCA battery, and the radio is transistorized, and draws very little.
    I did'nt know how old my original battery was, the sides were pushing outward,
    I suspect it was the original from 2005, lasted over 6 years ! GREAT !
    Br Smart, Be aware !
    Take Care !

  15. #30
    jedhead is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): STS-V
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Orange County, California
    Age
    55
    Posts
    801

    Re: STS Battery Replacement

    I replaced my battery with a Optima Red Top 78 for $120

    Bob

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting