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Cadillac CTS will not start Starting Disabled - Remove Key mess

CTS will not start. getting '' Starting Disabled - Remove Key'' message. Both keys get same results. Acts a little like battery failed temp. because Clock went to wrong time. Battery less that a month old. Any ideas? Thanks Darryl
dsbemus@qnet.com

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The first thing is to make sure battery is good, if the computers in car dont have the right voltage the act crazy, they do things like the problem your having,the computer cant operate correctly with half or 3/4s power.start with battery and connection at battery. good luck,

Posted on May 15, 2010

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I used a technique from another forum to determine if it was the computer and to get to start so I could get to a dealer. Try to start the vehicle (it won't) and then leave it in the on position for 10 full minutes. turn it to off and repeat this three times. After 3 attempts, with the ignition left in the on position each time for 10 minutes - go ahead and turn off for 5-10 seconds or so and then try to start it. If it starts - you may want to take it directly to the dealer, as something caused it to lose memory and what you have done is reprogrammed that key to the car. Good Luck - It just worked for me.

Posted on Dec 12, 2010

  • rjdriller Mar 07, 2011

    thanks ,I park my wife's car for the winter ,batttery died ,charged it ,did your trick and it worked

    cheers rj

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I am actually having a similar issue. It is in the shop, but I believe it is a problem with the security system.

Posted on May 24, 2010

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STARTING DISABLED REMOVE KEY
Refer to Theft Systems Description and Operation in Theft Deterrent

STARTING DISABLED REMOVE KEY
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