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Dash Says" security system problem, check charging system, engine may not start" Sometime car won't start and Dash says" Remove Key engine will start in 3 minutes" If I Remove Key and Wait 3 minutes,engine will start.. Please tell me what is my 1998 Cadillac DeVille's problem is???????

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What it means is that there may be A Short or Malfunction in the System and it needs to be Checked if it comes on again for an Unknown Reason. That is a common problem with those systems.

Could be worn, could be cracked wires. Its easy to bypass if you know where the 2 wires are and you have or get about $20 worth of tools and parts from radio shack. Hard part is finding those 2 wires, they are in different places on different years and models. Like others have said the chip in the key is just a resistor. You can use an ohm meter to find out what 'size' it is and then buy one at radio shack (likely under $1) to splice in and your problem is solved plus you can then go get regular $2 keys made instead of the expensive ones. If you are not into doing this sort of thing yourself I would be looking at car stereo / alarm installers.

Keep in mind
than likely you have a broken wire somewhere from the tumbler to the vats module, so check out this link bookmark it, its even got a complete VATS bypass, its educational and very easy repair.

Hope helps.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010


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