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Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton, Cadillac Technician
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Experience:  ASE Master Technician, L1, Master GM Technician. Over 20 years of bumper to bumper GM experience.
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Cadillac DTS L: . I own a 2010 dts. Went to drive it today,

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Hello. I own a 2010 dts. Went to drive it today, no electric power at all...?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.
Did you try jump starting it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes. I let out "charge" for about twenty minutes. Nothing... no lights, no nothing...

Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.
OK, do you have any kind of test equipment, something that would tell us what the battery voltage is? Such as a multimeter or a test light? Even a headlight bulb with a couple of wires that we could put on the battery to see if it has any power in it at all?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I can get a multimeter from my neighbor... I'm actually in reno, omw back to the caddy it Atlanta. Business partner was using it while I was away. I'm trying to relay info to and from him... abd he doesn't want to bother with it...

Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.
OK, understood. My first step would be putting a meter to the battery and seeing what it has in it. If it's not reading 12.6 volts or real close to that, you either need to charge it or put a new battery in it. It may not be taking a charge, if the battery is shorted internally. It may be as simple as a faulty battery, it's certainly where I'd start looking.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Ok. I'll check it and get back to you. Thanks!

Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.
Certainly, let me know if you need anything else. Safe travels. :-) -Jerry
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

What about the battery under the seat?

Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.
That's the only battery in the car. That's where you'll want to do your testing.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

G the light turns on "24 6"...?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

2010 dts zero electrical power. Multimeter (not sure how to read it) lights up on "24/6" on battery...