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    2012 Escalade starting problems

    Okay I have been searching the forums for this particular issue.

    Not sure if this is a common problem or not, however the past couple of days I would go out to my Escalade in attempts to start it with no luck. This is exactly whats going on: I insert key and turn, all the lights on the dash come on and the final key turn I get nothing. No clicks, no security lights and complete silence. So i turn it off, mess around with door locks (probably unrelated) and wait like 10 minutes and it cranks right up. I'll turn it off and in 2 minutes it will crank right back up, no problems.

    Anyone else have this issue or know the fix? The battery terminal cables are tight and not corroded either.

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    Re: 2012 Escalade starting problems

    Anybody??

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    Re: 2012 Escalade starting problems

    Sounds like a pass key fault. Have you tried other keys?

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    Re: 2012 Escalade starting problems

    I am not saying it is the battery cable but I had some electrical issues going on with my car. Changed the positive and negative cables even though they were tight and it went away.

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    Re: 2012 Escalade starting problems

    Thanks for the reply's - Okay so this is what I did 10 minutes ago with spare key. Went out to vehicle, turn once all lights come on as normal, continue to turn and nothing. No noise no security lights, nothing. However, I noticed that when the automatic lights tuned off once I pulled the key out (about 20 seconds) I could go back and it cranked right up.

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    Re: 2012 Escalade starting problems

    Any thoughts on what it might be?

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    Re: 2012 Escalade starting problems

    I would say new ignition switch. Then a pass lock relearn.

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    Re: 2012 Escalade starting problems

    thanks - I just purchased a new ignition switch and will see what happens

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