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CANT GET THE CAR TO START

2003 Cadillac CTS

2003 Cadillac CTS Automatic

I have a 2003 cadillac cts I was at work and had a buddie hook up underbody lights on the car, he unhooked the battery installed the lights but when he hooked the battery back up the car doesnt want to start up or anything, the key willnt even come out and the radio willnt even turn on I think the cars in computer lock or something I took it in and know one knows whats up or how to fix it. Anyone out there that can help?
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Travis101
February 11, 2009.



Find out where buddie hooked up lights and disconnect. Is battery at 12.6 volts? And connections tight

Docfixit
Feb 11, 2009.
Everything is tight I just got a new battery yesterday so that ends good I just dont understand y the lights come one like head lights and in side dash lights but nothin else in or out of car works the key willnt even come out I think it might be something to do with the icm?Like is there anyway to reset the cars computer?

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Travis101
Feb 11, 2009.
I am having the same issues as the person above, I have a 2003 cts and at first my engine light came on, took it to dealership to have code reset the car was fine for about a week. The engine light came on again and a couple of days later the car did not start at all, had it towed to dealership again and was then told it was the battery so the battery was replaced and the engine light code reset one more time, this time the car was ok for about a month, this past weekend the same trouble, the car would not start, completely dead, no lights, no radio, nothing. Did not take to dealership, took it to a mechanic looking at it, so far says something is draining the battery but he has no idea what it is, has had the car for a week and still no definite answer, can anyone out there help, or give any suggestions? Could all this be the codes? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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CaddyGirl
Feb 13, 2009.