Mechanics

SHORTING WIRE AND KILLING MY BATTARY

1999 Cadillac Seville

Electrical problem
1999 Cadillac Seville V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 145000 miles

Hello. I just baught a 1999 Cadillac seville and I think I have a short somewhere in the car. Every morning my car is dead. My alturnater is fine and we just put in a new starter. My ABS liight is on and so is my TRACTION CONTROLL and AIR BAG. Is there a bad sencor somewhere or what? If you have any answers I would really like it. Thanks.
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Mikey692169
September 22, 2009.



Has the battery been tested, it was not mentioned. To drain it overnight takes a substantial draw. The abs/traction and airbag lights are more than likely not responsible. To do a draw test correctly, requires the use of an ammeter between battery cable connection. The vehicle sits for a minimum 20 minutes, and the measurement is taken. It should be around 20 mA. There is multiple possibilities that cause drains, sticking seat/lumbar switches, relays, etc.

Factoryjack
Sep 22, 2009.