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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Accessory Active. Car wont turn off. Please help!! in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I have a 2005 STS with keyless start. I tried turning my car off but there is a message saying ...
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    Accessory Active. Car wont turn off. Please help!!

    I have a 2005 STS with keyless start. I tried turning my car off but there is a message saying accessory active and shift to park. The engine will cut off but it will not completely turn off. Please help!!

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    Shifter is bad or needs adjusted.

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    Re: Accessory Active. Car wont turn off. Please help!!

    For now disconnect the battery.

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    Re: Accessory Active. Car wont turn off. Please help!!

    Wife's car needed a new shifter to fix this. It was the repair that changed her extended warranty to break-even status for us. I still have 4 weeks to go on mine! I'm already ahead by over a thousand on the CPO and about even on the 2-year extension.

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    Re: Accessory Active. Car wont turn off. Please help!!

    I disconnected the battery. Now when I try to start the car it says "starting disabled, theft problem". And it won't start at all.

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    Re: Accessory Active. Car wont turn off. Please help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sts303 View Post
    I have a 2005 STS with keyless start. I tried turning my car off but there is a message saying accessory active and shift to park. The engine will cut off but it will not completely turn off. Please help!!
    Hello sts303,

    Welcome to the forum! We are happy to have you as part of the Cadillac family on here. I am sorry you are experiencing an issue with your vehicle not completely turning off. I see other forum members have already offered advice and a possible solution for your issue. If you would like our assistance in regards to your current situation, please reach out to us via private message or by email at socialmedia@gm.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    Wife's car needed a new shifter to fix this. It was the repair that changed her extended warranty to break-even status for us. I still have 4 weeks to go on mine! I'm already ahead by over a thousand on the CPO and about even on the 2-year extension.
    Hi EChas3,

    Thanks for providing this information for sts303. I am sorry your wife's car experienced this issue also. I am glad you were able to locate the issue and find a repair to fix the concern. If you ever have any questions or concerns you would like our assistance with, don't hesitate to reach out to us!

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    Re: Accessory Active. Car wont turn off. Please help!!

    Ok. So we decided to reconnect the battery to see if the car would give a response. Now its working just fine. I figured I would let you all know. Thanx to everyone for your help.

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    Re: Accessory Active. Car wont turn off. Please help!!

    Soo the shift to park message is gone??

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    It will be back.
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    Re: Accessory Active. Car wont turn off. Please help!!

    I gotta agree. The modules reset. Adjustments may help but replacements the cure. Good luck!

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