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2011 Cadillac CTS is stuck in Accessory mode.

Car will start, but will not go past Accessory mode when turning car off, to lock. Disconnected battery for 30 minutes and got it to lock, but it happened again next time I went to turn the car off.

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Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop that has factory scan tool an repair info. and TSB info. Computer could need reprogramming .

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Check your battery cables for tightness, especially your ground cable. Now you have a new battery, so you have eliminated that as the source of the problem. Turn on your headlights, do they go out or very dim when attempting to start the car? If so, you have a poor electrical connection somewhere - loose cable, bad cable, possibly bad ignition switch.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: My key is stuck in my 2003 CTS and the TC light came on

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Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 cadillac cts - car dies while driving

hi it sounds like the acclerrator pump on carby when you first take off is this whot it dose .

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SOURCE: cadillac 2004 cts, wont start

i had a 2003 ctc that did the same thing, it wouldn't start or would make a clicking sound and about 1 mth after the problem started aND mechanics could not find a problem my car caught on fire and burned completely from something under the right side of the hood. i had just parked the car and got out, it happened really fast. the fire chief said the cause was unknown????

now i have a 2004 cts and i'm having the same problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! has anyone else had this happen???? please be cautious if your cts is doing this, during the fire my doors locked and had to be pried into by fire chief.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: like others, my key is stuck in the ignition of my

There are a couple things that could cause your stuck key. The first and most common is the steering wheel lock is being forced up against the locking mechanism due to torque from the front wheels being turned to much one way or the other when you stopped and parked it. Think of trying to open a door while it is being pushed on. To fix this you must turn the steering wheel away from the lock while you turn the key.

The other problem, which is more common to your cady is an issue with the shift lock.. There may even be something in your owner's manual called "shift lock release procedure", check page 2-32.

Make sure the button on the shifter isn't stuck. Also try pushing the shift lever forward while turning the key. If this doesn't work you may need to contact Cadillac and ask about the TSB concerning this problem because I know there is one out on it.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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