When I try to start the car the message reads Starting Disabled, then Remove Key and it will not start! I have tried the put the door key in the lock, lock the door with the key, wait 15 minutes but it doesn't solve the problem. I have also tried the post trick with the battery, no luck there either. Can you please suggest something besides towing it to a Cadilac dealer?
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Re: Car will not start
Call your local locksmith and have them come out and check your key and the ignition cylinder it is probably the wire going from the ignition cylinder is broke and it will be a lot cheaper using a locksmith instead of going to the dealer, Replace cylinder will end your problem
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If your key has the resistor pellet with the short wires on both sides of the shank, I can provide a bypass method. Basically, you make a small resistor of ohms equal to the key, cut the passlock wires at the bcm, and solder the resistor to the bcm side of the wires. I have done this many times.
charge the battery. disconnect the cables and hook it back up. you should be able to turn on the ignition key to clear out message. if that doesnt work you can plug in an odb reader and clear out the codes.
use the ignition switch master key. turn the ignition switch for ten minutes until LED ignition warning light go off.then turn off ignition switch wait 5 seconds then try to start engine. if this procedure starts your engine have dealership or garage to check out theft security system.
STARTING DISABLED REMOVE KEY
Refer to Theft Systems Description and Operation in Theft Deterrent
STARTING DISABLED REMOVE KEY
The radio illuminates the STARTING DISABLED REMOVE KEY message when the VTD system has disabled the starting system. The radio receives a message from the theft deterrent control module via the serial data circuit requesting illumination.
Your best bet ,take it to Cadillac dealer and have it checked . Could have DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes
The theft deterrent module or the insturment cluster or the ECM is not seeing correct info.
The vehicle theft deterrent (VTD) system functions are provided by the theft deterrent control module. When an ignition key is inserted into the ignition lock cylinder and the ignition is switched ON, the transponder embedded in the head of the key is energized by the exciter coils surrounding the ignition lock cylinder. The energized transponder transmits a signal that contains its unique value, which is received by the theft deterrent control module. The theft deterrent control module then compares this value to a value stored in memory, learned key code. If the value is correct the theft deterrent control module sends a random generated number to the transponder, this is called a challenge. Both the transponder and the theft deterrent control module perform a calculation on the challenge, if the calculations match the theft deterrent control module sends the fuel continue password via the serial data circuit to the Engine control module (ECM). If either the transponders unique value or the calculation to the challenge is incorrect the theft deterrent control module will send the fuel disable password to the ECM via the serial data circuit. The components of the VTD system are as follows:
• Theft deterrent control module
• Engine control module (ECM)
• Ignition key (Transponder)
• Ignition lock cylinder
• Security indicator
As the prescribed method isn't working it would seem likely the antitheft system is broken and should be checked by a professional.
Electronics aren't bulletproof and at over 20 years old the ones fitted to your car are 20 years less robust and 20 years less sophisticated and easily damaged by such things as welding, battery charging, jump starting or even nearby lightning strikes. Such instances often do not cause obvious damage immediately but rather have a weakening effect so the final breakdown happens later, maybe years later.
did you replace the fuse.if so try to get the alarm reset location,it could be in the stupidist place like my pathfinder you have to put the key in the tailgate and turn it to glass side and hold it for 20 seconds.and then hit the hidden reset switch under the rear carpet.