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I have a cadillac cts 08 the switch wont shut off And all

Customer Question

I have a cadillac cts 08 the switch wont shut off And all the doors give me the alarm when i open en what el se can be the problem?
JA: Have you tried locking and unlocking the driver's side door using the key itself?
Customer: The cylinder just turn one way just to open the door not to unlock
JA: What year is your CTS?
Customer: 08
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: If i can. Just happen 2 hours ago
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: The shifter wont lock either i mean i don have to push the brake to put it con gear
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.working after noon till just after midnight.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I have 08 the switch won't turn to off and the transmission shifter won't lock on parking the door locks dont work either. not even whith the control
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.

Here is the electrical circuit for this concern. Do you have the skills and tools to access the shifter to test the ignition lock switch?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/shiftlock08.pdf

We need to see if when in park the purple/white and back wires are both grounded. If they are then we need to test the ignition actuator at the ignition cylinder.

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Thanks Moose.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
thanx so can I test the ignition actuador. because I found a litle pin I think that it's the actuado when I pull that pin the switch turn finaly go off but to open the switch it s'lock again so I have to pull that pin to open the switch again
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.

You can test at the actuator if you choose. It needs power and ground to activate and move the pin.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris