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KEEP GETTING MESSAGE ON THE DIC..STARTING DISABLED...REMOVE KEY...THEFT SYSTEM PROBLEM...CAR MAY NOT START...HOW DO YOU RESET IT

1999 Cadillac Deville • 165,000 miles

I replaced the battery and pass side driveaxles
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Adkinscarl
February 20, 2012.



Leave the key on 20minutes it needs to relearn.

Cadieman
Feb 20, 2012.
In what position do I leave the key in when leaving it to relearn. The dealer said that it was the key cylinder, that there was no way to reset the theft system. They said that the cylinder had two white wires that moved everytime you cranked the car and that over time that they would break. But I just dont understand how it was working just fine before I put the new driveaxles in and put a new battery in. After I replaced both of them I went to crank it up to check my trans fluid but it wouldnt start and I got the message's. I will try the key for 20 min. But if that doesnt work what should I do next. Thanks in advance. And if that works I will be more than glad to donate to the site the money I save by not having to take it to a dealer.

Tiny
Adkinscarl
Feb 20, 2012.
Check the key is the pellet missing from the key?On relearn you just leave it on. If the cylinder is bad. You will need to remove the 2 white wires at the connecter then u install the new ones then put the connecter togeather. Insert 1 car key in the cyl. And try to start it with the other key if it starts youll need to install a new cyl. Due to the tools needed find a mobile steering column repair co.

Cadieman
Feb 21, 2012.
Thanks for the advise cadieman, but it didn't work. I left the key in the on position for 20 min and it ran down the bran new battery that I just bought yesterday. So I googled some more and talk with a few other people who had the same problem with there Cadillac as I did. I ran across this one website that showed how to bypass the security system. So I went to radio shack and got everything I needed to bypass the whole system and built it. Put it in and bypassed the securtiy system and what do you know IT STARTED and all the codes went off and have not come back on. So to everyone who gave me advices on here thanks but none of it work, and for an 1/8 of the price of a new cylinder lock and a set of new keys I fixed. I guess you could say it was a poor mans fix. If anyone would like to know how I did it send me an e-mail at adkinscarl11@yahoo. Com and i'll tell you how I did it.

Tiny
Adkinscarl
Feb 22, 2012.
WE ALL KNOW THIS BUT ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO RECOMMEND THIS TYPE OF REPAIR. BECAUSE YOU TOOK OUT YOUR HOLE SECURITY SYS. NOW YOUR CAR HAS NO ALARM AND IS OPEN TO THEFT. HOOK A TOGGLE SWITCH UP ON ONE OF THE WHITE WIRES AND HIDE IT UNDER THE DASH. THIS WILL KEEP THE CAR FROM STARTING UNTIL U FLICK THE SWITCH.

Cadieman
Feb 22, 2012.