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Just installed a new battery (old one wouldn't hold a

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Just installed a new battery (old one wouldn't hold a charge) now the car won't start.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: We have and they were. Took a wire brush to it an cleaned them.
JA: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?
Customer: 2002 DHS
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'm at AutoZone where we had it installed. Tried using the fob to lock and unlock, and waiting 30 min with the key in the ignition.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Worked fine being jumped the last couple of days. I sure hope that it is just some security feature.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** there a security warning on the dash, when yu try to start it? or an antitheft warning?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The security light blinked as we finished connecting the battery but not since
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

when you turn the key to the run position, does the light come on for 2 seconds and then go out, or does it stay on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hey I figured it out. Had to use the fob while inside the car
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

great, glad you got it fixed,Tim