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1990 Cadillac Eldorado Question: anti theft disabled came on what do I do?

 

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KimmyO, Fresno, CA, January 09, 2011, 15:13
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New battery, and I disconnected it for 5 minutes went thru the 3 minutes that is asked and still the same. What can I do to get car to start?

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    Jim Taddei January 10, 2011, 10:20
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    Chances are the security wiring is damaged inside the steering column of your 1990 Cadillac Eldorado. Please read the following RepairPal article for more information - http://repairpal.com/gm-vats-vehicle-anti-theft-system

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    Visitor, March 22, 2011, 14:30

    Like the other answer says. Chances are the security wiring is damaged inside the steering column of your 1990 Cadillac Eldorado. There is a web page showing how to buypass the system using resisters. http://vats.likeabigdog.com/ This will be less costly then replacing the ignition.

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    charles73michna March 27, 2012, 03:08
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    you can try a relearn process first...
    turn key to "on", leave for 30 min. exactly
    turn key to off for 10 min exactly.
    repeat 2 more times. then remove key from ignition. let sit about 30 sec to a min. then try to start. if that doesn't work try to clean the metal ends, both sides, visable on key with a small nail file, using the not so rough side. lightly run across metal portion about 3 times. this cleans the contacts allowing the elec signal to be sent fully to start car. it worked for me, tried on first set of keys, worked. tried spare key w/o doing the filing and it didn't work. filed and it started. been working everyday, all day for last 3 months. hope it works for you, will keep about $150-$200 in your pocket.

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    Jim Taddei, April 06, 2012, 08:14
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    You can try the procedure outlined above but this vehicle may not have a "theft relearn" procedure.

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