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#148 of 191 Key Lock Malfunction?
Mar 13, 2009 (8:04 pm)
So my boyfriend bought a 1995 Cadillac DeVille a few weeks ago and the weirdest thing keeps happening with his key lock (The automatic lock he keeps on his key ring- if that's what it's called). Well, to explain, he lives in an apartment complex in Chicago. When he parks his car behind his aparment (or between his building and the connecting one) his key lock won't work, it won't lock, or if it does, it won't unlock. Either way the key lock doesn't work. He tries to unlock the car with the key in the door but that sets the alarm off. It's frustrating for him and we both think that there could be some kind of interference from the surrounding buildings. It works everywhere but when he parks the car behind his apartment. But could that just be the problem? I know the people that live below him have a computer in the back room that over looks the parking area, and the buildings that connect to his have Wi-Fi, but I don't know if that's ALL that's causing the problem. If there's something wrong with the sensors or something else that's affecting it. Someone PLEASE let me know if there could be something else that could be wrong. Either reply here or e-mail (sagitarius12588aol.com) Thanks so much!
#149 of 191 04 devills steering
Sep 28, 2009 (11:50 am)
the steering on my 04 deville seems extra stiff, is this normal?
#150 of 191 Interior lights
Oct 13, 2009 (8:46 am)
I checked the fuse for the interior lights. I think it feeds a relay that might be bad but I'm not sure where it's located. Anyone had this problem before? It's a 97 Coupe DeVille.
#151 of 191 Re: 2000 deville - battery killer [ejdjr]
Oct 27, 2009 (1:37 pm)
Sounds like your car may have the Retained Accessory Power(RAP)feature.
Rap is designed to allow the radio, trunk lid, wipers,sunroof etc to be operated
after the ignition switch has been turned to OFF. RAP continues for ten
minutes or until a door has been opened. The main components of the RAP
system are the Body control Module (PZM) which has controlled power relays,
accessory time delay relay, and several fuses. Have these checked, they are
probably on the left front of the passenger compartment, taped to the body harness. If one of these are bad it will drain your battery overnight.
#152 of 191 Turn signal lever installation
Jan 06, 2010 (7:47 am)
I have a 93 deville and after getting my car back from being stolen, I noticed they broke off the turn signal lever. I got a new turn signal lever, with cruise control and wiper controls that looks exactly like the one I had before and the connector is different from whats on the car already. The auto store I bought it from assured me that it was the correct replacement for that car and so did other auto stores I have asked. Am I supposed to plug it in at a different spot?
#153 of 191 Security Problem with 92 Sedan Deville
Apr 06, 2010 (9:43 am)
My wife set off the alarm one day, since then we have almost every time we start the car, turn the key, pull key out, wait 3 min and then try to start again. Lately this isn't working and sometimes the wait is 30 min before we can start the car.
Today I disconnected the pos term on battery while the key was in the on position, removed key after a few minutes. Now I'm letting the car set before I hook up the terminal again. Praying that works.
#154 of 191 electrical problem 1995 deville
Apr 20, 2010 (9:51 am)
PLEASE HELP ME. where do i begin i start my car and the display shows i am on empty. my sensor lights daytime lights dont work. my seatbelt chimes dont work i dont know what is wrong.
#155 of 191 2000 deville theft system
May 10, 2010 (7:00 am)
if the battery is low or bad would it cause the theft system to act up? The car would not start and sounded as the battery was bad before it not starting I noticed the theft system light in the dash. I also had to replace a window motor last week could this have made the system act up? The car did start with a jump but after stopping it would not re-start without jump. I used another key to start with the second jump and drove the car 20 miles without the light coming back on and the car re started the next day with the same key. It show battery OK at 15.9 when started and 10.2 when not started. I am afraid to drive the car. Do I need a battery?
#156 of 191 Re: 2000 deville theft system [h2h]
May 11, 2010 (12:55 am)
First off, YES, YES, YES you need a battery. At 10.2 volts when the car is not running, this battery is dead! A nicely charged battery should be about 12.6 volts.
The 15.9 volts is the charge being put out by the alternator when running. The Voltage Ok display just shows the alternator is working. Has little to do with the battery condition, except it is high which shows the battery is very weak and is taking a large charge.
And yes, with all the electronics in the car, when the battery voltage drops, you may get all kinds of error displays. Get a new battery in this car and hopefully all your problems will go away.
I just put a new battery in my wifes 2005 Deville. Surprising to me, my local Walmart had the correct battery, $77, including the little end vents where rubber hose attaches to vent fumes outside thru the bottom of the floor. The battery in the 2005 is under the rear seat. Local NAPA quoted $147, with the dealer cheaper for a Delco at $140.
#157 of 191 Re: 2000 deville theft system [bolivar]
May 11, 2010 (6:14 am)
Thanks #156 for the info, I'll replace today.