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2005 CTS no crank no start

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As the title says my 2005 CTS has had this problem for some time now that it doesn't even try to start if i don't have the battery charger connected overnight after it starts up just fine, well sounds like a bad battery right? But even new battery didn't solve the problem and i ran a battery test which indicated that the battery was good.
Well then the weird part is that after an about 3 hour drive during which the car worked fine, i shut it off, and tried to start it and, nothing.
So what would be the problem? I've been worried about the ECM going bad and since i live in Finland, a new ECM from US is gonna take forever and the nearest Cadillac (or GM in general) dealer is in Germany so that's a no
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It sounds like you either you have bad alternator or a parasitic battery drain. I’ve had this with my BMW. Some circuit is open that’s causing an electric power drain. First, test your alternator. If it’s good, you have to take a voltmeter and look for a draw on each fuse.
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