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1998 Cadillac deville. It says eject key Starting disabled

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Hello, You may have a ignition lock cylinder failure, The two wires coming off the lock cylinder will break and the resistence signal from the key will not get to the computer. To repair you need to replace the lock cylinder, get a new key with the same resistence value as your old key. This is not a simple task. The driver air bag. steering wheel, air bag coil, signal light switch, key buzzer switch have to come out, The wires from the lock cylinder run down inside the steering column. Hope this helps you.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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    Darryl Kazemba Apr 20, 2011

    Outstanding, just remember you have violated the vehicle security system and no longer have vehicle security from theft, all they have to do is break the steering wheel lock and hot wire the ignition switch and away they go............. Good luck walking

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