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Thread: Dead battery

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    CTSV OWNER is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Dead battery

    After my V was sitting in the garage for a little bit I go to start my car and it's stone dead. I jumped it with my jump box but wonder if this is a problem for anyone else? I know to keep the overhead interior light switch set properly I have heard that will kill them. Anybody else have this problem after sitting for a week or two?
    I know your going to tell me to use it more!! I have 2,800 miles on it and I DO drive it in the rain.


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    Re: Dead battery

    The CTS is not suppose to die. Even if you leave all the lights on it will turn of the lights. One time I was cleaning my car and left the key in and I heard my car beep. So I looked at the DIC and it said battery saving modes (something like that.) It said in the manual that when the battery is getting low that it will automatically start shutting down each system one by one. When the CTS came out in 2003 they had an article stating that the CTS has more technology under the hood then the first space ship to the moon. Pretty interesting stuff!

    Might be bad battery.

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    Mine has died twice since I bought it in late April! Once was due to my radar detector being left on...plugged into the "cigar lighter" in front. The other was the passenger map light being left on. Aren't these cars supposed to have run-down protection on them?!?!?

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    Re: Dead battery

    I have left lights on before and when I walk up to my car the lights are off. When i hit the unlock button they kick back on to their last position. This was in my 2003 CTS, haven't check the V

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    Re: Dead battery

    Found the reason for my dead battery today. I have a C/D stuck in the player and before I parked my car I tryed to eject it. It would not come out so I figured I would take care of it later. I put my battery tender on my car. Today I went out for gas and while the car was off I could hear the C/D trying to eject. So today being the inquisitive type that I am I removed my nav. unit disasembled it removed the changer part from the unit opened that up and removed the jammed C/D My wife said that watching me do this was better than any t.v. show she had seen in awhile. Tiny screws, lcd screen, the cover with buttons on it, and the internal changer itself. I got it back togeather ok but could not fix the bent changer.

    I wonder if I can get just the changer part from a GM rebuild company.

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    Re: Dead battery

    did it look like this?

    Take more pictures for us... Then maybe one of us can figure out how to add an audio in... or Voice commands... or video out... or a number of things...

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    Re: Dead battery

    There has been some talk on other threads about CD players running with the car off.
    I have a SRX and when I open the car door it sounds like the
    CD player is starting up.
    it is weird.

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    Re: Dead battery

    Well once again, I forgot my radar detector turned on (plugged into front cigar lighter) and a day and a half later...dead battery! This is frickin ridiculous! I have left the same detector on in my silverado for weeks with not even a drop in voltage. Looks like I need to call the stealer to check it out.

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    Re: Dead battery

    Thought the thing shut itself off after 10 min or there was a setting for it. This has been discussed before in other threads if you do a search.

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    Re: Dead battery

    This is one of my disputes:

    Manual says: move a fuse sideways under the hood (see FAQ for picture) and the cig lighter will go off 10 mins after the car shuts off (DIH)- Apparently this works on the base CTS....

    On the V when I move the fuse, both outlets (front and back) go entirely dead.. I will have them look at this on my first service... (I put this down on the JD power survey I got: sorry to ding you GM but it says it should work and it don't)

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    Re: Dead battery

    It should relieve you to know that JD Power is for sale to the highest bidder anyhow.



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    Re: Dead battery

    I agree with mrbadss. I have tried to move the fuse and if I do, I lose all power to the cigar lighters. Maybe they forgot to "activate" this feature in the V.


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