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I cant get my 1994 sedan seville to start..something about the theft system

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  • briant20011 Dec 15, 2008

    I have a 94 Seville and I had that same problem, what it ended up being it was, one of the wires that connected to tell the car to turn on, was broken so the was reacting as to if someone cut it so it wouldn't start. The message said something about Theft .... Wait 3 Seconds, I had to get a whole new ignition switch. Cost about $300 so you gone get beat in the head for it. But I didn't go to the dealer cause they always rape you. Find someone in your town that works on Cadillac's and has the same tools they use. Don't let that, "we're certified techs" **** fool you.

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I had the same problem. bought new key $30 cash, still didnt crank. I had a friend that works at a radio store bypass the theft system and i bought a new starter. havent had problems since.

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That is one thing that the dealer only can do the key has a special chip in it to keep from it from starting or go to the dealer with ur title and and ask them for a key to reset the alarm cause it is causeing ur car not to start it's called a pats system

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

  • danyquinn Jun 24, 2011

    Hey i have 1994 Cadillac Sedan Deville and I was wondering if anyone knows what the number 3 on the dash means. the other morning , the dash read 'get vehicle serviced soon, followed by the number 3'. i presumed that this must indicate the problem area with car. also the 'service engine soon' light went on before i left for a long journey but went out a few minutes later and i havnt seen it since. another thing ive noticed was the number 46 on dash when i put car in neutral if i parked, followed by the words 'apply break to shift', does this number 46 indicate something. any help is much appreciated . cheers

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