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Dave Nova, Cadillac Technician
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How do u reset alarm to start a cadillac deville

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how do u reset alarm to start a cadillac deville
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 6 years ago.
Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. My name is David and I will do my best to help you with your Cadillac problem.

There is no security code to reset. Since you were getting the wait 3 minutes to restart message, this indicates the signal from the chip in the key is not reaching the security module. This is a common problem and is caused by a broken wire coming off the ignition lock cylinder in the column. See picture below. Your repair options are to either replace the igntion lock cylinder or install resistors across the small white wires coming out of the steering column under the dash. The white wires come out of the thicker orange insulation. The resistance of the resistors must match the resistance across the chip in the key.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
how do you tell the resistance
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 6 years ago.
Use an ohmmeter and touch the leads to the metal part of the chip on each side of the key.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Dave Nova replied 6 years ago.
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