In this guide, you will find instructions on how to jump start a Cadillac. Applicable to models such as ATS, CTS, XTS, CT6, XT5, Escalade, SRX, DTS, STS, BLS, XLR. There are two ways to jump-start a Cadillac.
You can either use a helper car to jump-start a dead Cadillac battery or use a jump box. These instructions will help you jump-start a Cadillac using both these methods.
Typical symptoms of a dead Cadillac battery include:
- Cadillac Won't Start,
- Vehicle engine won't turn over,
- Click when you try to start
- Can't unlock the car or turn on the ignition
What you will need
How to jump start a Cadillac
Turn off the ignition
Modern cars are very sensitive to voltage and Cadillac is no exception. To avoid electrical problems, start by removing the key from the ignition.
In case your driver's door is locked, use the emergency key to unlock the driver's door.
Open the hood. Locate the hood release underneath the dash. Pull the lever until you hear the hood pop open.
Next, you need to release the hood safety latch at the front of the hood.
Locate the terminals where you can jump start your Cadillac. First, check if there is a RED Positive Terminal as shown in the picture. If there is use this terminal to connect the positive. If you Cadillac doesn't have a dedicated positive terminal connect directly to the (1) battery.
Determine Jump Terminals
Here is the positive terminal. Here you will connect the red clamp from your jump box or jumper cables.
Connect Neg. Jumper Cable
Here is one place where you can connect to the negative terminal. A bolt on the strut tower or any bare metal can also be used to connect the negative cable (black clamp).
Jump Start Cadillac
If you are using a jump box, you simply need to turn it on. If you are using a helper car, connect the jumper cables to the helper car.
Start the engine. If the car won't start the first time, check the clamps to make sure they are making good contact. Let the jump box or helper car charge your dead battery for at least 10 minutes and try again.
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