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No power key stuck in ignition is this a security issue,

Customer Question

no power key stuck in ignition is this a security issue
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: just started today wasrunning fine
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: tried jumping . not working
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: backed up into my garage door today no damage though
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Amedee replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question. This is not a security issue as it would not cause the key to be stuck in the ignition. What is the battery voltage at? Maybe the battery is bad, low on a charge or maybe there is a bad connection at or after the battery. Also, have you checked the fuses? Do the headlights work? What about the dome light?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Nothing works
Expert:  Amedee replied 3 months ago.

What is the battery voltage at?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
13 volts
Expert:  Amedee replied 3 months ago.

What does the battery voltage drop down to when turning the key to the crank position?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
cant see it everythings dead,would the security system cause this
Expert:  Amedee replied 3 months ago.

Not if there is no security light on or flashing on the dash..