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I replace my battery and now my radio will not come on, yes

Customer Question

i replace my battery and now my radio will not come on
JA: Have you checked the fuse?
Customer: yes its ok
JA: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?
Customer: 2006 dts
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: with 6 cd changer
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: not really
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 3 months ago.

this is the stock radio correct ?

if so can you turn the key OFF then disconnect both battery cables for 5 minutes then touch the 2 battery cables together for 1 minute then reconnect both cables to the battery will it work ?

sometimes a system reset by doing what i said to do will reset the computers and it should work just fine

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It did not work
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
you are not a Cadillac mechanic
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The radio has almost certainly failed if it is the only thing not working. This isn't uncommon after a battery disconnect/reconnect or a jump start. the first thing you'll need to do is check fuses, if ok then the radio powers and grounds would need to be tested. If ok then the radio will need to be replaced or sent to somewhere such as United Radio for repair.

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