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Lost key to 01 Cadillac deville & locksmith came to program 1. Scanner would lock & unlock door but would not communicat to program key. how do i figure out what won't let the key program?

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The system needs to be scanned at the dealer to figure this out sorry to be the bearer of the bad news.

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SOURCE: 2001 Cadillac Deville Security System

Check engine to chassis ground I had same prob

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It should have Turned off with the Insert of the Newly Programmed Key. If Not, It may need a Computer Reset. You Can try Pulling the ECM Fuse for 5 Min. to Reset the Computer. If this does not work, Try disconnecting the Battery and Reconnecting. Make sure that you have a RadioCode before Disconnecting the Battery Though. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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Is there a trunk release button in the glovebox?

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Can u open the doors using the ignigtion key or is it two seperate keys?

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SOURCE: 2001 cadillac deville theft lock on after replaced battery help!

IF when you purchased your car you didn't set your own personal code you will have to take this to your local GM dealer and they can pull the code that is set at the factory and unlock your radio.THe proceedure for setting your own code then unlocking radio is in your owners manual.The dealership I worked for did this for free.

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