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Sounds like a bad starter switch, down below under dash on steering column.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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My Cadillac cts 04 won't start... Every time I turn the key it won't even turn over... But the light that shows a car with a lock on it blinks what do I do


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I have a 2004 Cadilac CTS we bought a replacement chip key which the Chev Olds dealer could not program I took the new key to a Cadilac dealer they told me the key is defective now the Chev dealer has...


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ok here you go
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let vehicle sit with the key on for ten minutes
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wait 5 seconds
turn key to run position
let vehicle sit for ten minutes
turn key off
wait more than 6 seconds
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