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1995 deville dashboard freak out

First it said "traction disabled" then would not start. let it sit went to try it again started only now its saying "theft security problem/car may not restart" "traction disabled""check coolant""check washer fluid" "service engine" and the dash lights blink on and off and the ABS symbol blinks is real sluggish to drive and my gas usage is blank or "lo" with plenty in the tank. Please HELP i need my car!!!

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  • aprilberry Nov 18, 2008

    We will see what happens, and I will let you know how it goes!!!! Thanks SO MUCH!!! You have no idea how much anything helps!

  • aprilberry Nov 25, 2008

    well I tried that now it wont start at all.

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Try disconnecting battery terminals for 15 min and reset computer

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You sound like you have a computer problem on your car, as all this stuff would not go bad at the same time, unless hit by lightning or you had a major electrical melt down. You can try to disconnect fuses for the different systems you do not need and see if it will start and run, starting with the security system fuses.

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It would be best to take it to a dealer, but they would probably want to order a computer to check it out and charge you for it, whether it fixes it or not.

Like I mentioned, most of them computers are the same, and they do have a chip that can be changed that has the differences in your car programed into it. You could find a computer, change it out, then with the computer out, change the chips and try it again.

This is a pretty big gamble, but for that many things to go wrong at the same time, it would be my guess that is your problem.

Dan Lemke
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