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Cadillac Escalade bad negative( ground) cable.

Cadillac Escalade Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 84,425 mi (63,700 mi - 105,000 mi)

  •  Rookie

    Loss of all electical power to vehicle as though battery failure. After checking battery connections by simiple movement of the cable at the battery, power would restore. after several attemps to pinpoint the power loss( clean and tighten cablels)was able to verify negative cable as the problem. The crimped conection at the battery end is loosing contact. I re-crimped the end and the problem ended for about a month. It started doing the same and by lifting the negative cable slightly the power comes back on. I am replacing the whole cable this time.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    I have had the same problem, replaced the cable, ran fine but now the problem is back.

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  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    my problem is door are locking in unlocking and some dash light blinking on in off in truck trying to cut off

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  • Profile_thumbnail

    Four weeks after purchasing this vehicle (used) I took it to the car wash and parked it in the garage over night. Next morning...key fob wouldn't open door, so used key to gain entry. Inserted key and...nothing. Took out my handy multimeter and discovered the Negative terminal had some problems. Used pliers until I bout some crimps and everything was fine.

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