Question about Cars & Trucks
Good Morning Thomas:
Sounds like an ignition switch problem. Your key has a chip in it or is supposed to, and your ignition switch has a sensor in it that can recognize the chip. If you do not get a match the theft light will stay on. Not bing able to turn the ignitions switch all the way off sounds like the shifting linkage my be out of alignment or the car is no in park. Some times I try to turn off my engine while I am still in reverse. Usually placing the car in park solves this problem (sorry, I am sure you checked that, but just saying). If you have a spare key with the chip you know like your wife's set try that key and if the problem continues I would spend the money and have the dealer look at it. On the other hand changing out the ignition switch is not that hare if you have the correct key and a punch pin ( a paper clip might work but I be leave in buying the correct tools). With the car in park and the engine off you turn the switch to the run position without engaging the starter then push in that pin and the ignition will come right out. There is probably a plug on it for the sensor. You can then replace it with a new matching ignition and key. But remember the new key will not fit your door.
Best of luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1994 cadillace anti theft system
I just had this same problem with a '96 . do you have a vats key in your '94? you need to bypass the VATS system. read some of the blogs on this site and it will tell you how to do it. I fixed mine with a $2 resistor from radio shack.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
With the doors shut, insert the key into the drivers door lock. Lock and unlock the door 5 times. This should reset the system. If that doesn't work you should contact a qualified repair shop.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
I'm assuming its an original alarm or system that came from factory or dealer. When the light blinks is because the alarm is activated. Look underneath the radio the alarm brain might be there. There will be a label on it saying alarm or security system etc. Disconnect the harness to it and try operating your vehicle.
Posted on May 06, 2009
SOURCE: anti theft light
to reset theft system--turn key to on, leave for about 15 minutes. after 15 min. turn key off, wait 15 seconds. then try to start car. to bypass anti theft system-- all gms===go to site- newrockies.ca/vatsbypass.
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
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