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My 2006 cts has some kind of parasite drain on the battery car won't start after 6 hours/battery is drained/ it is currently a new battery/ist place brought it can't find it/he says it's an 11 amp drain /something is staying on when car is shut off/ help

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Its the battery. The colder it gets the less cranking amps it has. Keep the car in garage or get a battery wrap warmer. Also try to get a battery with the most cranking amps for the size battery it will take.

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look for fuse for alternator and the DRL.

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One by one, disconnect the fuses until you see no change on a volt/ohm meter connected to the battery with the engine not running.

Posted on Mar 06, 2010

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Don't do that again! You will need to re-boot the on board computer system by entering a code. Call your nearest Cadillac dealer.

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