Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Help my Cadillac Starts by itself in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; I have a 96 Cadillac Seville SLS with a 4.6L Northstar engine. I bought it used and occasionally I will ...
I have a 96 Cadillac Seville SLS with a 4.6L Northstar engine. I bought it used and occasionally I will go out to my garage and the car will be running I have never seen anything like it. Has anyone out there ever encountered this problem or can you direct me as to what the problem may be!!!!!! Thanks in advance for your help.
**Note: I do NOT have a remote start on this vehicle...that I am aware of**
Yea I can put the key in it when it is running. If I put the key in when it is running and turn the key on then it will not turn off and I can not drive. But YES if I hit the brake pedal it will turn off.
Note: The only way it turns off is to hit the brake pedal ( that I have found)
Automobile(s): Gobi 01 Frontier/Ishi 96 Nighthawk/Gladys 94 Deville I Loved
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Re: Help my Cadillac Starts by itself
my grandfather took his car to a mechanic one time after i had played a joke on him for a week .....he would be inside taking a nap and id run out and start his car , then promptly come back in ...he thought for sure the car was starting itself ...i finnaly told him and he went and got the car before th emechanic looked at it ....never the less i wasnt able to reach the keys after that ...
I have not noticed a relay click I will listen closely next time. The other thing is it has occured in all types of wheather. I have owned the car for about a year now and it has gone through winter, summer spring and fall in temperature from 5 to 105 and it does not seem to make a difference in when it starts up.
There could be a remote starter installed. Check under the dash on the drivers left side. There is a plastic panel hiding the wiring under the dash. Just a few screws to lower it and see if there's an aftermarket box there.
Even if it did have a remote start, it would have to be activated by remote.
Typically the cheap ones run on the same frequency. I wouldn't be surprised if a neighbor down the road is using the same one... Or else the light reflected off Venus was being red shifted into radio waves by the sudden expansion of the universe around your immediate home.
Either way, you should be able to tell fairly easily. Does your house suddenly expand into the size of the sun every once and a while? Have you seen other neighbors car's start by themselves?
Remote starts are a way of life around here, Fairbanks, Alaska. The ones I own, allow a remote start up to a quarter of a mile away using the transmitter but they also can be set to maintain a temperature in the car either by A/C on a hot day or heating on a cool day. You have a remote start that has gone stupid and doesn't know what it wants to do. Look around for it under the dash. If you can identify it there should be no problem getting instructions and a transmitter for it. They are great on a hot day where you can start the car and cool it down before you get in it or warm it on a cool one. Try it, you'll like it. There are some anti-theft features like the brake pedal kills it and so forth that you'll have to get familiar with but that will all be in the instructions.