Q: Battery is dying, jump start did not work - 2013 Cadillac XTS

asked by on

My battery has been dying lately in my XTS Platinum. And it’s really causing me a lot of inconvenience and problems. I parked my car in the morning, and when I came back to it at night the battery was dead. I couldn't open the doors. So I wasn't able to get the car jumped. The key fob didn’t work with a dead battery. I had to take a cab home and have the car towed to the dealership. I had to have it towed from home once, too. I don’t know why this is happening. I turned everything off before locking my car. Lights must not be turning off inside that should be. Is there a way to disable the delay between turning off the car and the lights going off? Do you have any suggestions?

To find a way to decrease the delay for the lights, consult the owner’s manual for the specific steps to change the delay. Otherwise, there may be a faulted circuit allowing a component to stay powered up with the ignition off. In this case, a parasitic drain test must be performed on the vehicle to point out which circuit is at fault, then the mechanic can follow the devices on the circuit to find the problem and diagnose your battery issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Battery is dying, jump start did not work - 2013 Cadillac XTS

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What Are Reprogrammable Car ECUs?

An electronic control unit (ECU) is comprised of many different computer parts soldered onto a circuit board to make up a complete ECU. The ECU uses different kinds of memory on its computer board. These memory chips are used for...

Q: I changed the battery in my ford explorer 2013 and the lights and radio work but it won't start. It says to push the brake but it won't work.

Hi there. Check to see if the battery cables are tight. If the cables are tight, then check the brake switch on the brake pedal. It may not be responding to the computer as it could be damaged or shorted....

Q: The car is shaking when stopped and when you drive it hesitates and won't go to fast

There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...