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Electrical Technical Information Discussion, Anti-theft issues in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; I have a 1998 DeVille. Every time I try to start my car the anti-theft warning appears and says car ...
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    EdwinsDeville is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Anti-theft issues

    I have a 1998 DeVille. Every time I try to start my car the anti-theft warning appears and says car may not restart. It sometimes starts right up and sometimes it says starting disabled wait 3 minutes. I've tried changing out the key so far. I don't have even an idea as to what it could be. If anybody can please help me out. Thanks

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    If you have already tried different key the lock cylinder contacts that read the key are worn and either cylinder needs replacing or you can bypass the pellet setup. Do a search for Bypass Vats.

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    Mine does the Same thing.

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