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2000 cadillac deville dts: i think it is the theft system

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my 2000 cadilac deville dts will not start. it will not turn over. i think it is the theft system. is there a way to bypass it to check if that is whats wrong.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  David H replied 8 years ago.
Does the security indicator light stay on if you hold the key in the start position?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
no it doesn't.
Expert:  David H replied 8 years ago.
Then the problem is most likely not with the security system.If the theft system had a failure then the security light would stay on while trying to start.Try starting the engine in neutral to test the neutral safety switch.If that does not help I would suspect the starter.They commonly fail on your model.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
well it does stay will i try to start, but when left all the way over sometimes it clears everything. and it will not turn over in neutral.
Expert:  David H replied 8 years ago.
Do you have use of a test light?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
no. theres no way to just unpluge it? the light has been coming on for a while thats why i thought it might be that.
Expert:  David H replied 8 years ago.
No there is not a way to bypass it,that would make the vehicle easier to steal.Without using at least a test light to check for voltage to the starter it will be hard to diagnose.The security light should come on when the key is in the start position for a few seconds then go out.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
ok thanks for your help.
Expert:  David H replied 8 years ago.
happy to help.please use accept if happy with answers
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