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Cadillac DTS, Electrical, Sedan
Dec 16, 2011 (9:39 pm)
Our keyless remotes do not work on our 2007 DTS after being away from the vehicle for a short period. Once you unlock the door using the key the remote will once again work. Or, if the door is already unlocked, all you need to do is open the door and then the remotes will work. Basically this means we cannot pop the trunk or remotely start the car until we open the driver door or unlock the driver door. Anyone have the same issues or know of the problem and how it needs to be fixed? The dealership tried to reprogram the remotes and thought they fixed it until we walked away from the vehicles for a few minutes, came back, and same problem, didn't work.
#78 of 96 Re: DTS battery drain... I think I have a solution [plznmoi]
Apr 04, 2012 (1:09 pm)
I have a 2006 DTS and gone through 4 batteries since July 2006.
I usually leave the car unlocked in the Garage, from now on follow your advice and plan to lock it.
Have you found anymore on this issue since your Feb. 13, 2011 post? Thanks.
#79 of 96 Fuse Problem 2006 Cadillac DTS
May 06, 2012 (10:45 am)
I own a 2006 Cadillac DTS and Here is my problem, my fuse that operates the cigarette lighter's front and back blew the other day, it requires a #15mini fuse, so I replaced it and it was fine for a day, then it blew again, so I took a look at it and found the fuse was bad once again, I thought maybe I replaced the fuse with a defective one, it happens, the fuse box is located under the back seat next to the battery, anyway I replaced it again and it blew right away soon as I put it in the terminal, and the connector's on the fuse were very hot. Now none of the other fuses in either fuse box (under hood), or (under seat) have had any problems. Have you heard of this, and if so what was the problem, and solution, thank you.
#81 of 96 Re: Fuse Problem 2006 Cadillac DTS [rjredondo]
by kirstie_h HOST
May 06, 2012 (12:35 pm)
I suggest you post this in our Answers section here:
Several members with mechanical expertise read questions there, and this sounds like an electrical system issue. Once you have posted there, just go back to answers and click "my answers profile" to check for responses.
#82 of 96 Re: Keyless remotes [chiefcadiman]
Oct 16, 2012 (11:11 am)
I am experiencing the same problem, did you find a solution?? Thanks.
#83 of 96 2006 DTS electrical problem
Oct 16, 2012 (3:22 pm)
I too have had this problem for the last 4 years. I also kept going to the dealer and getting blown off. I finally just bought a spare battery and keep it and a set of jumper cables in the trunk. This way I dont get caught off guard. On the other hand, I watch the volt meter and if it starts to register higher than 14.5 V, I clip a small charger to two wires I have attached to the + and - terminals of the battery ( being sure to keep them separated !!!! ) and let the batttery charge over night. This seems to control the problem. You might also be sure that there is not a CD in the player. I have a hunch that that continues to spin even when the key is off. Otherwise, its a new Acura for me the next time !!!
#84 of 96 Re: Keyless remotes [princesspast1]
Oct 17, 2012 (6:25 am)
Hopefully you are able to get some great insight from chiefcadiman; what are your plans for getting this checked into? If you were thinking about working with your dealership, please let us know as we're available to you through that process.
Sarah, Cadillac Customer Service
#85 of 96 Re: 2006 DTS BATTERY DRAIN [chefcct]
Dec 03, 2012 (11:49 am)
Also have a DTS with a battery draining in about 24 hours. Dealer (Sadlon) up here in Barrie figured it was the alternator $1400 bucks later nothing changed. Went back had it all tested for the 2nd time they couldn't find a thing and said the battery was good. Sent me on my way. Went to CTC'S corp who said that the DTS was a notorious GM product with a lousy wiring harness. Saw the reference to the TSB #1906368 and called the service manager at Sadlon who said there was no such thing ... Maybe in the US .. But not Canada ... Called GM Canada in Oshawa .. No clue there either. After $70,loo bucks in Canada nada and GM wants it this way. Anyone in the US who can tell me what the TSB essentially says.
By the way CTC'S answer for the DTS was like most of the other solutions for this DTS buy a battery buddy and a portable battery .... Best $100 bucks ... Car is off warranty so so much for the local Caddy dealership ... Back to Chrysler for another 300 ......
#86 of 96 Re: Dead Battery [acp60]
Jan 23, 2013 (3:35 pm)
I was glad to find out Im not the only one dealing with the frustration of having my battery go dead on my 2006 DTS. It happened twice last year so I put in a new battery 8 months ago. Everything was fine and it then it went dead again last month. Jumped battery and was told everything looked ok. Then it happened again today - always seems to happen when the car has not been driven for a day or two. This time the mechanic will replace the battery tomorrow and do a draw test. As it seems to be an intermittent problem, Cadillac said the issue might not been seen during the draw test. I will refer them to TSP 1906368 as well as advise them to check for a possible poor ground from negative side f the battery as well as all other suggestions I read here today. I printed out this info to bring with me. Thanks to all.