2006 Cadillac STS



June, 30, 2011 AT 2:50 PM

When I push star button nothing is display


Wiring Issue?


25 Answers



June, 30, 2011 AT 3:56 PM

You apply the brake, and press the start button? Nothing happens, no clicks, no 'no fobs detected message', what does the security icon on the instrument cluster do?



June, 30, 2011 AT 4:22 PM

The security icon stays on but if I try to turn the ignitionbutton offit wont turn off it only stays in the accesories active



June, 30, 2011 AT 4:47 PM

Does the ignition turn on, all the indicators and lighting powers up? You may have to push and hold it for a few seconds. What are the messages displayed on the info center when the ignition is turned on?



June, 30, 2011 AT 8:24 PM

When I press star the dash goes off but car wont star five seconds later dash comes back on but car still doesn't star is like something is cutting off power from dash



June, 30, 2011 AT 9:22 PM

If that is the case, I would suggest having the signal at the starter checked. From the sound of it, the system is not seeing a problem with theft deterrent. The only other suggestion would be to install a scan tool and check for codes, and valid communications with all modules. One other thing you might try, is disconnecting both battery cables, shorting them together for a minute or two, reconnecting and attempting start. If there is a locked up module in the system disrupting the communication line, this procedure would correct that.



July, 1, 2011 AT 12:14 AM

I try connecting mi snapon scanner but it cant scan it wont comunicate with vehicle it says there is no power from vehicle also in the display on dash is telling me to shift to park but the car is on parkin I also try the brake switch but stilll does the same thing you thing my theft module is active



July, 1, 2011 AT 3:25 AM

It could be a possibility that your scanner is not CAN capable, which is a communication standard on later models. Seriously, try the battery cable disconnect and short as described earlier. See if that helps, and reply to post.



July, 1, 2011 AT 3:57 AM

I have a new scanner I just bougth from snapon I try the cable short but still have the same problem I also try activating the alarm but it wont go off but the control unlocks and locks the doors



July, 1, 2011 AT 4:46 AM

If it continuously displays 'shift to park' with the key on, perhaps it is reading that it is in another gear. What happens if you turn the key on and move the shifter, what does the display indicate? If it will change on the display, try selecting neutral, and see if the vehicle will start then. There is a bulletin that may apply, it references checking the transmission connector for terminal issues. I have included it for your reference. I am not certain on the aftermarket scan tool, you would know more than I would on it's compatibility, but the fact it is not communicating may be telling you something. I work at a GM dealer, and use their equipment, so when there is a communication issue, I can be almost certain it is a problem with the vehicle.

#PIC4740B: No Crank Multiple Warning Telltales ON Trans Shift Hard - (Nov 19, 2008)

Subject: No Crank, Multiple Warning Telltales On, Trans Shifts Hard

Models: 2008-2009 Cadillac CTS w/ Automatic Transmission

2007-2009 Cadillac SRX w/ 6-Speed Transmission

2006-2007 Cadillac STS w/ 6-Speed Transmission

2008- 2009 Cadillac STS

2006-2008 Cadillac STS-V

This PI was superseded to update model years. Please discard PIC4740A.

The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.

Condition/Concern: Some customers may comment about one or more of the following concerns.

The vehicle will not crank over and start.

Multiple warning telltales illuminate

The transmission shifts hard

The door locks cycle while driving

The diagnostic system check may reveal one or more of the DTC listed below are stored. The transmission control module (TCM) or engine control module (ECM) may not communicate with the scan tool. The cause may be unseated pins in the transmission connector.

ECM Indicated TCS Malfunction

System Disabled Information Stored

Cruise Control Switch Signal Circuit

Starter Relay Control Circuit

Transmission Control Module (TCM) Requested MIL Illumination

Traction Control Torque Request Circuit

Theft Deterrent Fuel Enable Signal Not Received

Transmission Torque Request Circuit

Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus Communication

Lost Communication With ECM/PCM

Lost Communication With TCM

Lost Communication With Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Control Module

Lost Communication With Body Control Module

Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus Communication

Lost Communication With Engine Control Module (ECM)

Lost Communication With Transmission Control Module (TCM)

Recommendation/Instructions: Inspect the transmission connector terminal connections. Disconnect the connector and carefully tug on each wire to ensure the pins are fully seated. A side load on the wires may cause a false positive lock. Repair the connections as necessary.

Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.

GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, NOT a "do-it-yourselfer". They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See your GM dealer for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.




July, 1, 2011 AT 3:49 PM

Could you tell me were the tcm is located I check the transmission plug and everyting is ok when I try diagnose the car I only able to check antilock, airbags, tire monitor, everyting but not the engine

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