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Why are the lights on my radio shutting off while driving or sitting without the car running and my traction control light comes on and my security light comes on on the dash of my Cadillac CTS 2006

(2006 Cadillac CTS)
in Springfield, MO on May 11, 2018
Weather I'm driving or sitting with the car off in the key out of the ignition my dash lights on my stereo in the stereo itself the sound will shut off while driving or sitting still and then the traction control light and the security light on the dash come on in my 2006 Cadillac CTS I recently changed the battery in it and put in a new one and the problem just started occurring
How long have you had this problem? 2 days
Tags: cadillac, cts
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on May 11, 2018
I would start by checking your charging voltage while running with a voltmeter. This could be an under voltage issue from a bad alternator. It should be over 13 volts while runnings.

Alex
on May 11, 2018
I have already done that its reading 14.3...
on May 11, 2018
In that case, you will need to scan the car for codes to see what is going on with the abs light. The other problem will need some more electrical testing by someone knowledgeable about the electrical system on the first gen CTS.Use this link to find a good shop near you.

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Alex
on May 11, 2018
Could it have something to do with me replacing my battery here a couple weeks ago and then the night before it all started happening my car act like the battery was dead but it wasn't I will go the battery cables and it came back on and then it started doing this the next day
This may be a programming issue. We would be happy to make you an appointment & see if we can correct the problem,
Call Terry at Rick's Automotive 417-887-2225.
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