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2005 cadillac cts key wont turn to on position

Basically the key doesnt turn from off position to on position it acts like its the wrong key but i drove it to the store and couldnt get it home ive tryed the key release button under the column ive tryed putting it into neutral by pressing the release button under the shifter boot ive tryed unlocking the column and of course ive tryed jiggling the **** out of it nothing works right any advice

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This can be the immobilizer at work or at fault mode.

If you have ON-STAR they may fix you up in few minutes.



Disconnect the battery for 3-4 minutes.

TAPE the 2nd key NEAR the ignition key area.

Reconnection the negative cable.

Try to get the key out of the ign.

PUT THE "BAD"/questionable key far away from the steering lock area.

Test the 2nd key.

Make sure the steering does not stick.

Drive right to a shop.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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Have you tried a spare key. Most likely you need a new tumbler. You said you unlocked the column. You meant you turned the wheel both ways while trying to turn the key. right.!
This is a common GM problem. Your not alone

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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