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ON STAR

2003 Cadillac Escalade Esv

Electrical problem
2003 Cadillac Escalade Esv V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 65000 miles

Ignition block problems because of on star. I want to disable on star
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Megaskilled1
September 12, 2010.




Ignition can't be blocked by onstar. Is it just a no start? An 03 should not have a functional onstar, unless it has been upgraded from analog to digital. There was a special coverage adjustment to warranty to deactivate it, but that expired in 2008. Is there an LED illuminated on the mirror(either red or green)? Here is a copy of that bulletin information.
#08089C: Special Coverage Adjustment - Analog OnStar Deactivation - (Nov 18, 2008)
Models: 1999-2004 BUICK REGAL

1999-2005 BUICK CENTURY, PARK AVENUE

2000-2005 BUICK LESABRE

2002-2004 BUICK RENDEZVOUS

2004-2005 BUICK RAINIER

2005-2006 BUICK LACROSSE

2006 BUICK LUCERNE

1997-2004 CADILLAC SEVILLE

1997-2005 CADILLAC DEVILLE

1998-2001 CADILLAC CATERA

1998-2002 CADILLAC ELDORADO

1998-2006 CADILLAC STS

1999-2000 CADILLAC ESCALADE

2002-2004 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE EXT

2003-2005 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV

2003-2006 CADILLAC CTS

2004-2005 CADILLAC CTS-V, SRX, XLR

1998-2004 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

1998-2005 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN

1999-2000 CHEVROLET LUMINA

1999-2001 CHEVROLET BLAZER

1999-2005 CHEVROLET VENTURE

1999-2006 CHEVROLET TAHOE

2000-2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

2000-2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA

2002-2004 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, TRAILBLAZER EXT

2002-2005 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER

2003-2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS

2003-2005 CHEVROLET CAVALIER

2004 CHEVROLET COLORADO

2004-2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU, MALIBU MAXX

2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

2005-2006 CHEVROLET COBALT, CORVETTE

2006 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

1999 GMC SIERRA, SUBURBAN

1999-2001 GMC JIMMY

1999-2005 GMC YUKON

2000 GMC YUKON DENALI

2000-2005 GMC YUKON XL

2001-2006 GMC SIERRA

2002-2004 GMC ENVOY XL

2002-2005 GMC ENVOY

2003-2004 GMC SAVANA

2004 GMC CANYON, ENVOY XUV

2003-2005 HUMMER H2

1998 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE

1999-2004 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA

2000-2002 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE

2000-2004 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE

2001-2003 OLDSMOBILE AURORA

2002 OLDSMOBILE ALERO

1998-1999 PONTIAC TRANS SPORT

2000-2004 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

2000-2005 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE, MONTANA

2001-2004 PONTIAC AZTEK

2002 PONTIAC GRAND AM

2003-2005 PONTIAC SUNFIRE

2005 PONTIAC G6, PURSUIT

2006 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

2000-2004 SAAB 9-5

2000-2005 SAAB 9-3

2002-2004 SATURN LS, LW, VUE

2003-2004 SATURN ION

2006 SATURN VUE

Attention: This Special Coverage has expired for all of the above vehicles.

The service procedure in this bulletin has been revised. Step 11 in the procedure for the 2004-2005 Saab 9-3 (9440) Convertible has been revised. Discard all copies of bulletin 08089B, issued September 2008.

Condition
In November 2002, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that wireless carriers would no longer be required to support the analog wireless network beginning in 2008. As a result, On Star is unable to continue analog service.

OnStar has deactivated most of the systems operating in the analog mode; however, there are some vehicles that OnStar could not deactivate. Although the analog OnStar hardware in these vehicles can no longer communicate with OnStar , the hardware in the vehicle is still active. If the OnStar emergency button is pressed, or in the case of an airbag deployment, or near deployment, the customer may hear a recording that OnStar is being contacted. However, since analog service is no longer available, the call will not connect to OnStar . To end the call, the customer must press the white phone or white dot button. If the call is not ended, the system will continue to try to connect to OnStar until the vehicle battery is drained.

Special Policy Adjustment
At the customer's request, dealers are to deactivate the OnStar system. The service will be made at no charge to the customer.

This special coverage covers the condition described above until December 31, 2008 for all non-Saab vehicles; April 30, 2009 for all Saab vehicles.

Factoryjack
Sep 27, 2010.


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