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My problem is with my 2008 CTS. If I press the lock button

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Hi Pearl. My problem is with my 2008 CTS. If I press the lock button twice on the remote, it won't start. If I turn the car off and sit there a moment, it won't restart. If my grands beat me to the car and try to open their door, it won't start. And other little situation like this. I would have to go in the trunk and disconnect the negative post from the battery and reconnect it before it would start again. I am puzzle.
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: No. It won't do anything. The battery is good.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I don't know what to do .... but disconnect the negative cable and put it back on to start the car.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Not that I know of.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Cadillac Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  cardoctor74 replied 1 year ago.

Ok Im assuming this has remote start added to the vehicle correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will this be $26 more dollars to talk with you on the phone?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you there
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is this a scam. I have to pay $26 more to get any type of response.
Expert:  cardoctor74 replied 1 year ago.

This is defiantly not a scam Im a Technician with over 22 years in the field .The phone will be more I can help you from here .

Expert:  cardoctor74 replied 1 year ago.

Seems like the brain for the aftermarket remote start has shorted out.Look under drivers dash there should be a little black box let me know if you can find it.