Question about 2004 Cadillac CTS
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem with my CTS. I took it to my car guy andhe could not get any codes, so he took it to a tranny guy and he had the same problem. I finally took it to the dealer,, and the Power Control Module was bad. It is under a recall for ten years 80,000 miles
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
SOURCE: theft system locked
To get the key out; look under the steering wheel for a plastic flat head screw. untwist it and then push the spring in and your key will be free. Then, go to your fuse box and remove the main fuses and you will hear the doors unlock when the system reset itself. Plug them back in and start your car. This just happened to me... seems the only things that were working were the navigation screen, headlights, fog lights, and reading light on the inside. Dash board was all dark except the engine light.
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
There are a couple things that could cause your stuck key. The first and most common is the steering wheel lock is being forced up against the locking mechanism due to torque from the front wheels being turned to much one way or the other when you stopped and parked it. Think of trying to open a door while it is being pushed on. To fix this you must turn the steering wheel away from the lock while you turn the key.
The other problem, which is more common to your cady is an issue with the shift lock.. There may even be something in your owner's manual called "shift lock release procedure", check page 2-32.
Make sure the button on the shifter isn't stuck. Also try pushing the shift lever forward while turning the key. If this doesn't work you may need to contact Cadillac and ask about the TSB concerning this problem because I know there is one out on it.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
Look for a plastic plug directly under key in bottom of column. Under plug is a switch take small philips screwdriver & push on switch while turning key backward to take out.
Posted on Jun 08, 2010
If the steering will lock is on take pressure off the lock by turning the steering wheel one way or the other. Otherwise if it just jams up oil the hole where the key goes then this will help the tumblers from getting stuck. Next would be have a new key made. If that doesn't do it replace the lock. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 20, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank you very much.. The steering wheel does move so when I am able to get the key out I will try the oil... What kind of oil"
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