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When starting my car in the morning, in the DIC, I see this: STABILITRAK OFF. This goes off almost immediately and I don't see it every morning. Is there something I need to do? I have a 2008 CTS, 65,000 miles. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Do you have only message on starting or stabilitrack light is on while you're driving also? If only message and everything ok while driving then check battery. I had exactly the same behavior and replacement of battery solved the problem.
 

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Thanks....the light only comes on when I start in the morning, and it's not every morning. The battery might be an issue. I have a 2008 and I still have the original battery! I've been monitoring the battery gauge. It's still charging high but I don't want to get stranded. Hard to believe this battery has been in this long! Thanks for reply.
 

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It is very important to replace battery with exactly the same or little better. This car needs a lot of power while start up.
 

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You're lucky with the OEM battery living this long.

Or, as Mr. Spock might say, "Ut longo vivas tempore, et bene sit".
 

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The battery is located in the trunk where it operates at a lower temperature than under hood batteries do. Meaning longer life. I would replace it with the same type and size, making sure the battery has a vent tube capability. That means it needs to be a sealed battery like the one that came from the factory.

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I don't think mine's in the trunk??? Not sure, but thought I saw it under hood???
 

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Unless someone moved the location in your car, open your trunk, check out the passenger side, remove small cover(Velcro closure) and shazam..... I think you will have to remove the entire panel (easy to do) to replace battery.
 

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Thanks! Never knew battery was in trunk. As you can tell, I do NO mechanical work whatsoever! Thanks for educating me :)
 

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Thanks! Never knew battery was in trunk. As you can tell, I do NO mechanical work whatsoever! Thanks for educating me :)
This is just one more service we offer here for free!
 

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This site has been a tremendous service to me! I appreciate all who take the time in helping me and others.
 
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