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98 cadillac eldorado: alarm malfunction..restart..I start my car up

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I have a 98 cadillac eldorado and on my screen it says that "alarm malfunction might not restart" every time I start my car up. What can I do about this?
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Cadillac Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago
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Does it happen only after UNLOCKING THE DOOR WITH A KEY, if so read this tsb, click here, it may be DUE TO MOISTURE ENTERING INTO THE ANTI-THEFT SWITCH.

If that message appears when not using the key, read this article, click here, Content Theft Deterrent (CTD) Alarm Mode Inoperative.

Plus this, click here, Diagnostic System Check - Theft Deterrent. Also, this article, click here, on Content Theft Deterrent (CTD) Will Not Arm.

Using a scan tool perform all the steps to test the operation of the Theft Deterrent System.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

This link is missing for this portion : Plus this, click here, Diagnostic System Check - Theft Deterrent-

 

 

 

It happens when using the key. I use the key because the electronic key wont work so I have to unlock the car by using the metal key. I unlock the door and no alarm , but as soon as I start up the car the factory alarm goes off and I use the electronic key with the unlock button to stop the alarm. on the screen it keeps displaying" Theft system Problem Car May not restart" I do not know what to do. Autozone said they can not use there scan tool because their is no maintenance lights on, so what scan tool and where can I get it and please send me that other link that would not work.

Cadillac Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago
Ok, sorry, click here. If only when using the key than maybe there is moisture in the anti-theft switch like that first tsb says.
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Cadillac Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago

I found the switches but they are expensive.

Part number 12369206 has been changed to 12457751

http://www.compnine.com/ipos.php?partnbr=12457751

 

http://www.compnine.com/index.php?name=12457751

Part NumberDescriptionNote# XXXXX# XXXXX Pkg.SideImageDiagramPriceCoreCart
12457751
SWITCH,DR LK(AT LOCK CYL)*1R*Click$103.62$0.00

Part number 12369207 has been changed to 12457752

http://www.compnine.com/ipos.php?partnbr=12457752

http://www.compnine.com/index.php?name=12457752

Part NumberDescriptionNote# XXXXX# XXXXX Pkg.SideImageDiagramPriceCoreCart
12457752
SWITCH,DR LK(AT LOCK CYL)*1L*Click$130.34$0.00

 

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Cadillac Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago

They must be having problems with those switches, I see they have been superseded again.

Plus they are cheaper here.

Supersession Information
Part number 12369207 was superseded by part number 12457752.

http://www.gm-partscenter.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=searchCatalogOEM&siteid=215875

Collision Catalog
Item NumberMSRPCore PricePrice
12457752 $131.64$0.00$93.79
Front door - Lock and hardware - Switch - W/theft deterrent
W/theft deterrent Left 1994 - 1999
Add to Cart Contact Us
12457752 $131.64$0.00$93.79
Front door - Glass and hardware - Lock switch
Lock switch Left 1993 - 1995
Add to Cart Contact Us
OEM Catalog
Item NumberMSRPCore PricePrice
12457752$131.64$0.00$93.79

Front door Glass and hardware Lock switch Lock switch Left

Supersession Information

Part number 12369206 was superseded by part number 12457751.

 

http://www.gm-partscenter.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=searchCatalogOEM&siteid=215875

Collision Catalog
Item NumberMSRPCore PricePrice
12457751 $104.66$0.00$74.56
Front door - Lock and hardware - Switch - W/theft deterrent
W/theft deterrent Right 1994 - 1999
Add to Cart Contact Us
12457751 $104.66$0.00$74.56
Front door - Glass and hardware - Lock switch
Lock switch Right 1993 - 1995
Add to Cart Contact Us
OEM Catalog
Item NumberMSRPCore PricePrice
12457751$104.66$0.00$74.56

Front door Glass and hardware Lock switch Lock switch Right

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Cadillac Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago

Here they are even cheaper.

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/

GM PART # 12457751
CATEGORY: Keyless Entry Fobs & Batteries
PACK QTY: 1
CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $104.66
OUR PRICE: $62.04

DESCRIPTION: SW-DR/LK

GM PART # 12457752
CATEGORY: Keyless Entry Fobs & Batteries
PACK QTY: 1
CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $131.64
OUR PRICE: $78.03

DESCRIPTION: SW-DR/LK
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