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Gear shifter stuck in park. After wiggling and banging on it, I accidentally activated the anti theft system.I have removed yhe key, but the car won't start and is still stuck in park. Help!!

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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

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no way around this.the vehicle will not start without proper signal from pats key.if your using the same keys you always use there must be a problem with the passive antitheft system.but if you or someone else have attemped to start the vehicle with a key that is not programed to this vehicle the antitheft will kick in and you might have to have get your vehicle scanned and the keys reprogramed.you could try disconnecting the battery for at least 10 min this will clear the memory,then try to start.if still does not start there is a problem with antitheft.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: How can I bypass a anti auto theft system on my 1990 cadillac seville?

I Have A Seville 1990, When That Happen To Me I Got The Inginion
Replaced Problem Solved. What Is Happening Is Your Key Has A Chip And That Chip Is A Resister And When The Valve Is Not Sented To The Computer It Disengages the Fuel Pump And Than Tells You To Wait. Soon All That Will Happen Is You Will Get The Wait 3 Mins And It Will Never Start, A Good Locksmith Can Take Care Of This For You And That Will Save You Some Money. Cause If You Go To The Dealer Ouch They Will Hit You Up. But I Asure This Is How It Will Happen Cause It Is How It Happen To Me
And Sorry There Is No By Passing The Computer

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hello,good day,no, the alarm system is integrated in your engine management,try to use your spare key.,ty

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: anti-theft system will not allow car to start

Have you chaged the battery on the remote. And also do you have a valet button under the dash somewhere if you push it for about 15-30 sec. it should reset the alarm. if it fails you might need a whole new alarm system.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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I have a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire. we pulled the key out of ignition without the car in park. the cover "Button" on shifter had gotten stuck under it. now the Steering wheel is locked, the Key will...


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I JUST HAD THIS PROBLEM......ALL U GOTTA DO IS, JUST MOVE YOUR GEAR SHIFTER FROM PARK TO THE LAST GEAR.....KEEP DOING THIS WHILE TRYING TO WIGGLE THE KEY OUT.

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My 2000 leganza daewoo gears seem to be locked. i cant shift out of park, but with my key i can unlock it,,what is the problem? i hate having to unlock the gear with my car keys everytime i need to drive.


the anty theft is not working right thats the part that locks the gear shift into park, you have two ways of sorting this out,
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