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2004 Cadillac SRX won't start ignition disabled remove key

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  • mcris_us Apr 16, 2009

    Very easy, go to the Dealer and Reprogram the ECM Computer thats all. thousands of people got same problem and me with CTS 2007 and 2006 SRX. They are 2 things.....bad comunication with ECM they make or simple they make like that so many people has to go to the dealer to expend money ???......

  • Deedra Jul 28, 2013

    Is there any way to reprogram ECM Computer without taking it to dealership?

  • Deedra Jul 28, 2013

    Is there any way to reprogram the ECM computer without taking to dealership?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Starting disable message comes on when I try to start my 2000 Cadillac deville

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    battery is OK but with the electronic key my car wont start

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    it says starter disable remove key

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    can not remove key from ignition and car will not start


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Make sure your that the transmission is in Park "P" position in order to removed the key. I will suggest you to take your battery to your local Auto Parts to run a diagnostic to confirm that the battery will not longer hold power. If the battery is dead it means that it is time to replaced. Good Luck!

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Had same problem in '05 srx v6. Dealer said it was ECM (engine control module). It was a recall issue and they replaced at no charge. Vehicle would start and turn off ,but could not remove key from ignition.

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