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Starting disabled due to anti-theft system

When I turn my key over nothing happens. I have lights, my radio works. My dash says ''Wait 3 Minutes, Wait 2 Minutes, Wait One Minute, Start Car.'' The car doesn't start. Then it says ''starting disabled due to anti-theft system.'' What should I do?

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  • Eric Heifetz
    Eric Heifetz May 11, 2010

    Try a second ignition key. Sometimes the id/pellets get corrupted

  • jsinsorrow May 11, 2010

    This is related to the chip on your key. You will need to have the chip looked at by the cadillac dealership.

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Replace ignition lock cylinder and chip key. The wires have broken.

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