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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Urgent help! 04 CTS key stuck in ignition! in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; yeah, as I suspected (in post #2) either ecm or battery glad you got it fixed and thanks for the ...
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    Re: Urgent help! 04 CTS key stuck in ignition!

    yeah, as I suspected (in post #2) either ecm or battery

    glad you got it fixed and thanks for the follow-up

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    Thanks everyone. Now all I need, is to replace the timing chain. They say it's loose. Yipes!

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    Re: Urgent help! 04 CTS key stuck in ignition!

    Hello, My Brother is having the same issue with his 2004 Cadillac CTS, with the key getting stuck inside the ignition to where i got on this forum and searched to find out how to get it out, now the cluster is not lighting up T/C lights up, i can't tell how much gas that I have in the car, Car symbol with the lock pops up. I think its either the Battery or the ECM/PCM, please help!

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    Re: Urgent help! 04 CTS key stuck in ignition!

    I had this problem a while back. Drove the car a little ways, turned it off then restarted and problem was fixed. In my case, I know its my battery, just don't want to replace it until I have to.

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    Re: Urgent help! 04 CTS key stuck in ignition!

    Quote Originally Posted by dkozloski View Post
    The stuck key is addressed in the owner's manual. There is a hole in the bottom side of the steering column that you can stick something in and release the key. A battery with a bad cell will still start the car but the key will be stuck. What does battery voltage read on the DIC key-on-engine-off?
    Thank you dkosloski.. what a great tip.. found in the owners manual and solved a very tricky problem.. much appreciated.. Joe Cameron, Pittsford, NY

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