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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Replacing ignition lock cylinder in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Recently replaced the ignition lock cylinder on my camera..prior to thatb it had always started right up..now it will not ...
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    miky03 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Replacing ignition lock cylinder

    Recently replaced the ignition lock cylinder on my camera..prior to thatb it had always started right up..now it will not start..has a brand new battery. Has gas and also wires give off spark. .anyone know if the computer must be reset or something?

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    Re: Replacing ignition lock cylinder

    Oddest post I've scene?
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    U mean ignition coil?
    Computer dont need to be reset!
    But u can try. Best way to do it:
    remove both cable and touch positive and negative wire together, install wires back on battery, put key on position ON but do not crank, u have to leave key on position ON for 3 min, then try to crank and see if its stars

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    Re: Replacing ignition lock cylinder

    Wow, Catera ===========> Camera? That is some serious spell checking / auto complete.

    If you changed the lock cylinder, it came with new keys? The new keys have a transponder which must be programmed to the car's computer. A Catera will not start without the key transponder mated to the car, even if the key fits in the lock cylinder and turns. You can get the dealer to do it, but check on this forum to see if there are any other options.

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    When I needed key programmed I called a mobile locksmith, came right to my driveway and was done in 10 mins. cost me $40 if I recall correctly

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    Re: Replacing ignition lock cylinder

    That is a great price. Deal will tell you to bend over and grab your ankles.

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    Surprisingly enough the first time I tried to get a second key cut and programmed at my local caddy dealer they cut the key but apparently could not get it to program. Are you ready for it they didn't charge me anything even though the key was cut and for the hour and about 10 minutes he was trying. This is the really weird part I came home and for s***s and giggles tried to start car and it fired up.

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