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Cadillac Seville SLS Car Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key

Cadillac Seville SLS Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003

Average Mileage: 124,876 mi (71,000 mi - 199,256 mi)


Problems with anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The key and ignition lock cylinder should be replaced to correct this condition.

  • Visitor, , 74,000 mi

    seems to keep drawing power from the battery after you try to start it. Low voltage, clicking, service theft system pops up, radio goes wacky, sometimes seat moves. Will only start if jumped (battery is ok and new alternator)
    Latest issue, dash wont turn on even if car starts. Neither will temp control.

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  • Visitor, , 71,000 mi

    also have a starting problem after anti theft system
    message appears

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