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Complete power loss, key turns, nothing shows any life. Is…

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Complete power loss, key...

Complete power loss, key turns, nothing shows any life

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?

Is in park, steering is locked

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?

98 seville

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Seville yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, can't move it, tried charging battery, check some fuses and relays, one ignition fuse (10) bad

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

One serviceman advised that it probably was a master fuse. Don't know where that might be.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cadillac
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Cadillac Mechanic: Amedee, Cadillac Technician replied 3 months ago
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Cadillac Mechanic: Amedee, Cadillac Technician replied 3 months ago

Have you checked all of the fuses?

Are you looking for some possible causes?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
All fuses marked ignition or starter. Yes
Cadillac Mechanic: Amedee, Cadillac Technician replied 3 months ago

Sounds good. Lets start at the battery. Have we checked the battery voltage? Have we load tested the battery? If not, that would be your next step. The battery might just be faulty.

Another possible cause would be a bad connection at the battery or at the fuse block or even a bad/faulty ground. But start at the battery first and go from there. If the battery checks out good, then yes, check the main/maxi fuses to ensure they are good. If so, check to see if they have battery voltage on them indicating there is current in and out of the main/maxi fuses.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Battery is good. Where is the main/maxi fuses?
Cadillac Mechanic: Amedee, Cadillac Technician replied 3 months ago

Let me try and locate a diagram for you.

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Cadillac Mechanic: Amedee, Cadillac Technician replied 3 months ago

According to the factory diagram, you have the under hood junction box and the rear junction block.

Do you know where both of these are located?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I have checked every fuse marked ignition or starter. Found one (ignition 1) that was bad. Checked mini relays also. Looking for master fuse or relay or maxifuse.
Cadillac Mechanic: Amedee, Cadillac Technician replied 3 months ago

There is a circuit breaker for the starter located under the hood, but that alone will not prevent the rest of the components from getting power. Other than that, no main/maxi fuse for the entire vehicle.

Your best bet would be to check power going into the main fuse block to see if there is power going in. If so, check voltage on the fuses to see if there is power making into the fuse block.

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Cadillac Mechanic: Amedee, Cadillac Technician replied 3 months ago

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Cadillac Mechanic: Amedee, Cadillac Technician replied 3 months ago

Do you have any further questions?

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Cadillac Mechanic: Amedee, Cadillac Technician replied 3 months ago

Hello there!

I am just checking in to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?

If so, please let me know as I will be happy to help.

Best Regards,

Amedee

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