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Wife driving her 2004 Cadillac SRX V6 AWD. At freeway speed

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Wife driving her 2004 Cadillac SRX V6 AWD. At freeway speed (60mph) the radio stopped working and then the theft detection light on the dash came on. She pulled to the side of the road and then all of the instruments stopped working with the exception of the tach and speedo.
she managed to drive the vehicle home, Once in the driveway she shut it off and re-started it. At that time everything began to operate nomally
Submitted: 1 year ago via CarComplaints.com.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is Bobby. Typically when these systems turn off like this it is due to the module trying to conserve voltage. Most of the time it is either due to a bad battery connection, a bad battery, or a failing alternator. All of these need to be checked. Most auto parts stores can test the battery and alternator for you. If all of these are fine then you may have a failing body control module or ignition switch.