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When i shut 1997 cadillac eldoradio off battery volts are 12.6 in the morning volts are @ 2.5 car stone dead, no horn no starting also noticed read out discriptions on dash are bright than go dim bright again, car is not raising in rear, low, & hard ride when auto was raiseing before never showed on (ipc)dash in read-out.

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  • gary grande Aug 14, 2010

    when i shut 1997 cadillac eldoradio off battery volts are 12.6 in the morning volts are @ 2.5 car stone dead, no horn no starting noticed read out discriptions on dash are bright than go dim

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Hi!!
Jump start vehicle and take it to and AutoZone, Checkers or similar AutoParts for a free Charging/Starting system diagnostic. This way you'll find out if your battery or alternator are defective or there is a short somewhere in the wiring that is draining your battery.
Good Luck!!

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What is your question please?
You have a phantom drain - that the best way to check is pull fuses one at a time and see if the voltage stops draining. All the devices on that circuit should then be checked.
Typically - a relay is stuck in the energized position.

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  • gary grande Aug 06, 2010

    I understand, when said pull fuses one @ a time what drain volts am I looking for
    do you mean each night leave a fuse out, and ck battery in morning, you also stated
    realys !!!! dont understand, please explain thank you

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