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How do you take out ignition cylinder n key on 1997 cadillac divile mine is bad has chip in it

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First u must disarm the airbags if u dont they wil blow out in your face take fuse out of fuse box under the hood and then unplug the yellow wire under the kick panel on the left side of the sterring wheel and open the glove box and the will be a little trap door in the very back open it and unplug the passagener air bag do all of this before u mess with the sterring wheel

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1.You will have to remove steering wheel. 2. Remove lock plate. 3. Remove turn signal harness. 4. Remove horn harness and spring 5. Remove #15 torx screw. 6. Insert key and turn to ACC position 7. Slide out cylinder and replace 8. Reinstall in reverse order.

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If the spare opens your car door. It may be your ignition cylinder has worn out. I found great luck searching YOUTUBE for actual video of the procedure. Be sure to include:
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The ignition lock cylinder has a set of contacts that "reads" the resistance in the chip thats in the key. The lock cylinder has a very small wire that commonly breaks causing your same problem. The fix is to replace the ignition lock cylinder but you will have to have it keyed to fit your existing key or get a key made that fits the new lock cylinder but has the same resistance as your current key.

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check for spark and fuel
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I've got an even cheaper and easier solution, instead of buying a new cylinder, find that plug and snip the orange wires going to the old cylinder.Then remove the resistor chip from the key and solder each of the the wires to each side. this will fool the car into thinking the correct resistor chip is in place, allowing you to use the original key or any copies with or without resistor chips. i just did this to my caddy and it roared to life! :)

Sep 20, 2009 | 1990 Cadillac SeVille

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1996 caddy deville

This sounds like an issue with the little chip on your key. My 96 DeVille periodiclly does the same thing. If you have problems with that chip you have to take it to a Cadillac dealership and have them look at the key. Should be cheap.

May 09, 2009 | 1996 Cadillac DeVille

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It may need a new key cylinder in the steering column. Mine was acting up (had to wait 3 min. to start) I replaced the key which didn't help. I then sprayed the key cylinder with electrical cleaner and so far (2 days later) it has not caused a problem. If it acts up again I'll probably replace the cylinder next.

Mar 22, 2009 | 1997 Cadillac DeVille

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My 1991 cadillac seville will not start

Get a new cylinder put old key with chip in it. Find orange wire from old lock cylinder at bottom of steering column just under dash. Disconnect and connect new wire from new lock cyl. Get a copy of the old key for the old lock cylinder {no chip needed} to start car. Hide or mount new lock cylinder hidden under dash. Remove chip key to activate theft system.

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1997 cadillac deville anti theft system comes on and i cant get my car started. Same exact problem just with a 1996 DeVille. I would imagine that this problem applies for most Cadillac's all around the...

I'm having the same problem, in research I have been told I need a new ignithion switch and or key. Ignition switch is not an easy thing to replace, The air bag must be disabled and that is a proccess discribed in another Solve, you should look further on this sight for that information. I'm just nursing mine alone for now.

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disconnect your battery wait 30 seconds then reconnect and it wll start for sure. if not get a new or clean your old key and make sure it is dry then try again. I have dealt with this a hundred times an think it has to do with worn chips on the keys/bad sensor in the ignition.

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