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My 2005 Cadillac STS has a completely dead battery. Nothing lights up when I pull on the door handle. I just moved and I have no clue where my key is since I've only used the FOB since I've owned the car. Is there anyway to gain access under the hood so I can put a charge on the battery and try my FOB to open the car? If so, how can I do it? I have only called the dealer and they want to tow it to the dealership, make a key, and get it started. It doesn't need a key since its a push button start. I have no idea if I left the map light on or what caused it to drain the battery. Maybe just an old battery

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  • lfs5 May 26, 2011

    I was actually able to open the hood with a flat blade screwdriver. I connected battery cables and got the door open using the remote/fob. Inside the glove box was my key. I found the battery was bad after only 6 years; LOL. Anyway, you don't have to tow it to a dealer unless you don't have a key or a fob. Tip: Don't lock your key in the glove box and this will go a lot easier. 30 seconds to get under the hood without getting inside the car.

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Raise the car up,support it in the front

Put a battery charger on the battery cable
at the starter and the ground to the sub frame

Charge the battery for a couple hours,then try to
open the door with key fob

Posted on May 22, 2011

  • Anonymous May 26, 2011

    LET ME MENTION TO EVERYONE READING THIS
    YOU NEVER HAVE TO GO TO A DEALER FOR ANY
    REASON EVER. You ONLY go to a dealer to buy a car
    or to use the FREE Warrantee. never go to a dealer
    TOO Expensive & have NOTHING too offer

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