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1997 cadillac deville alarm wont activate light ontop of dash won

Last night someone tried to break into my cadillac. they were able to pop the trunk and push one electric window down 2-3 inches. my alarm didnt go off this morning i tested alarm according to manual and the little red light on top of the dash didnt go on. on my dashboard it says alarm but i cant get it activate and the horn works fine

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  • Scott Heller Feb 15, 2009

    you know your **** thanks i have an alarm,i just didnt wait long enough to set it. one more question. i have atwo fold problem on same car. check engine light goes on intermittingly and now on my instrument panel sez very low refrigerant and air compressor off and cltch wont engage. are these three intermingled . i tried to add refrigerant and gauge said full. i also disconnected battery cable to reset computer and that worked about 1 week then the 3 lights came back

  • Scott Heller Feb 16, 2009

    is that why my check engine light comes on. thanks so much for the info

  • Scott Heller Feb 16, 2009

    thanks so much i will check it out

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With gm alarms you need to wait about 2 min for it 2 arm. also it only protects the doors when opened.

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  • Richard Lukszys Feb 16, 2009

    you probably have air in the system.u need a pro to vac the lines then fill with the car running and ac on. good luck

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