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1997 cadillac deville anti theft system comes on and i cant get my car started. Same exact problem just with a 1996 DeVille. I would imagine that this problem applies for most Cadillac's all around the same years. Was told that we possibly need a new key which costs a pretty penny or that there is possibly dirt built up around the ignition that isn't allowing good contact with the key. Either way it is a pain in the neck.

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    It tells me I have to wait 3 min. . I do and it starts up. Its not the key.

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I had the same problem on my '96 cadillac seville. You need a new ignition cylinder lock (what your key goes into) because there is a wire inside of there that is broken that reads the chip on your key. Your key should be fine if this is true, the faulty ignition switch just isn't reading it.

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I'm having the same problem, in research I have been told I need a new ignithion switch and or key. Ignition switch is not an easy thing to replace, The air bag must be disabled and that is a proccess discribed in another Solve, you should look further on this sight for that information. I'm just nursing mine alone for now.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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