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Starter disabled due to Anti theft on my 1997 Cadillac Deville

It all started a week ago following a drop in temperature of -22 degrees. I go out to start my car and when I turn the key I get the message on my display " Starter disabled due to anti theft remove key wait 3 mins and then start car" I have been having to do this from as few as 1 cycle to as many as 5 cycles. Do you know what's going on and if there is a way to reset and or disable this? I do not have an owners manual.

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First, try to remove the battery to reset it.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, pls clean all the door switches with special attention to the removal of dirt, mud or corrosion on the connectors/wires. After cleaning, spray with electrical contact cleaner and use the thin tube/nozzle to force the cleaner inside the actual switch assembly. The cleaning would be easy, it is the removal of the switches that might be a bit challenging.

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Do you have a small "pellet" in the key? If so, it has more than likely become worn down, and it is not making contact inside the ignition. this can be solved by having a new key made. If that doesnt solve the problem, and you have a little electronics know how, I can tell you how to bypass the antitheft system.

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Pull off battery cables for 15 minutes then replace this will reset this feature!
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Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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Almost always the key is not at fault. I know for sure heat changes the resistance of the key but it does not happen as a usual thing you would have to apply physical heat. Contact me at albmahone@yahoo.com

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U can bypass it (called the VATS system) but not fully disable it, what is done mimics the key code to fool the VATS module into sending a OK to start signal to the fuel injection computer (called the ECM). go to the web link below for instructions on the bypass.

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