Question about 1993 Cadillac Eldorado
Anti-theft system won't allow me to start car when key is entered. Wait 3-min. is what the dash says.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I Have A Seville 1990, When That Happen To Me I Got The Inginion
Replaced Problem Solved. What Is Happening Is Your Key Has A Chip And That Chip Is A Resister And When The Valve Is Not Sented To The Computer It Disengages the Fuel Pump And Than Tells You To Wait. Soon All That Will Happen Is You Will Get The Wait 3 Mins And It Will Never Start, A Good Locksmith Can Take Care Of This For You And That Will Save You Some Money. Cause If You Go To The Dealer Ouch They Will Hit You Up. But I Asure This Is How It Will Happen Cause It Is How It Happen To Me
And Sorry There Is No By Passing The Computer
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
SOURCE: 1994 cadillace anti theft system
I just had this same problem with a '96 . do you have a vats key in your '94? you need to bypass the VATS system. read some of the blogs on this site and it will tell you how to do it. I fixed mine with a $2 resistor from radio shack.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
I had that same problem and it took me forever to figure out what was wrong. You are probably using an aftermarket key as was I. The stupid little plastic/metal chip in the shaft of the key is for the security system. Sometimes if you insert the key and turn too fast it sets off the security system. To solve the problem go get another key made from a different key maker, they cost around $15-20. Or, insert the key slowly and turn the ignition slowly. Or go get a good key from the dealer, I've heard it may be ~$50 for this key but it should work the best. FYI I still just use my aftermarket key and just deal with the occasional no start wait 3 min ordeal. Good luck.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
SOURCE: disarm anti-theft system
two things u can try to reset the system, in stall a brand new battery, (this time and any other time u jump start your car, or any other, make double sure the ignition is in the off position), im just assuming it was on by your problem, this will make a p.c.m. do crazy things. and leave both battery cables off the new battery for at least 10-15 mins. then connect the neg. first, then the positive, some times this will reset the p.c.m.! if not its the dealer most of the time,even if u replace the p.c.m.! although u can find them on line and the seller can program theirs for your car, find a good rep one. good luck to u,hope we helped!
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
More information is needed but, reading between the lines, this is usually an issue with antitheft device functionality and can only be accessed by the dealer.
Posted on Feb 24, 2010
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