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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, lost my only keyless fob in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; i just lost my only keyless fob to my 09 CTS-V,, car is garaged,, shifter in park,, and ignition switch ...
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    lost my only keyless fob

    i just lost my only keyless fob to my 09 CTS-V,,
    car is garaged,, shifter in park,, and ignition switch in off position,,
    i have a mechanical key,,

    if i got a replacement from ebay,, how can i program it?

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    Re: lost my only keyless fob

    How do you have a mechanical key without the fob? The key is usually inside the fob. In this case, it's good you separated them as at least you have access to the car even if you can't start it.

    Dealer is best bet to program your fob when it arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
    How do you have a mechanical key without the fob? The key is usually inside the fob. In this case, it's good you separated them as at least you have access to the car even if you can't start it.

    Dealer is best bet to program your fob when it arrives.
    i kept the mechanical key back at home,,
    will i have to tow the car to dealer,,car is in park and steering column locked,,

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    Re: lost my only keyless fob

    Problem is that to do it yourself, you need two keys, one already programmed and the new one. There are instructions in the owners manual as well, but that is for a previously learned key IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
    Problem is that to do it yourself, you need two keys, one already programmed and the new one. There are instructions in the owners manual as well, but that is for a previously learned key IIRC.
    will the dealer be able to program fob without the presence of the car?

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    Re: lost my only keyless fob

    Answer is in the owner's manual, which I didn't have handy this morning. Assuming you are in the US, you need only one key fob.

    And lo, spake the Cadillac CTS owner's manual:

    Quote Originally Posted by 2013 CTS Owner's manual, pages 2-9 and 2-10
    Programming without a Recognized Transmitter

    United States owners are permitted
    to program a new transmitter to their vehicle when a recognized transmitter is not available. The Canadian immobilizer standard
    requires that Canadian owners see their dealer for programming new transmitters when two recognized
    transmitters are not available.
    The procedure requires three 10-minute cycles to complete the process.

    1. Make sure the vehicle is off.
    2. Place the new transmitter into the transmitter pocket with the buttons facing the front of the vehicle. The transmitter pocket is inside the center console storage area between the driver and front passenger seats.
    3. Insert the vehicle key into the key lock cylinder on the driver door.
    4. Turn the key to the unlock position five times within five seconds.
    5. The DIC displays PRESS START CONTROL TO LEARN KEYS.
    6. Press the ignition switch in.
    7. The DIC reads LEARN DELAY ACTIVE WAIT XX MIN and counts down to zero.
    8. The DIC displays PRESS START CONTROL TO LEARN KEYS again.
    9. Press the ignition switch in again.
    10. Repeat Steps 7, 8, and 9.
    11. The DIC reads LEARN DELAY ACTIVE WAIT XX MIN and counts down to zero.
    12. A beep sounds and the DIC reads READY TO LEARN ELECTRONIC KEY # X. All previously known transmitter programming has been erased.
    13. A beep sounds once programming is complete. The DIC displays READY TO LEARN ELECTRONIC
    KEY # 2.
    To program additional transmitters, insert each transmitter in the pocket until a beep is heard and the DIC advances to the next electronic key number. Up to four transmitters can be programmed. The DIC displays MAXIMUM # ELECTRONIC KEYS LEARNED and exits the programming mode.
    14. Press the ignition control knob if programming is complete.
    15. Press (unlock) on each newly programmed transmitter to complete the process.
    Should be similar for your 2009. Edit: I just looked at my old 2009 owner's manual and the process is the same. No dealer needed. You just need a new fob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
    Answer is in the owner's manual, which I didn't have handy this morning. Assuming you are in the US, you need only one key fob.

    And lo, spake the Cadillac CTS owner's manual:

    Should be similar for your 2009. Edit: I just looked at my old 2009 owner's manual and the process is the same. No dealer needed. You just need a new fob.
    thanks a lot,, my car was originally sold in saudi arabia,, neither US or Canada,,

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    Re: lost my only keyless fob

    Does "press the ignition switch in" mean turn it to a particular position, or does it literally depress toward the steering column?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    Does "press the ignition switch in" mean turn it to a particular position, or does it literally depress toward the steering column?
    toward the column,,

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    Re: lost my only keyless fob

    BTW, here is a link for the manual, just bookmark it.You can click in the menu and will take you right to the pages needed. Saved me a lot of trips to the glovebox .. http://www.cadillac.com/content/dam/...ers_manual.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
    Answer is in the owner's manual, which I didn't have handy this morning. Assuming you are in the US, you need only one key fob.

    And lo, spake the Cadillac CTS owner's manual:

    Should be similar for your 2009. Edit: I just looked at my old 2009 owner's manual and the process is the same. No dealer needed. You just need a new fob.
    ordered used fob off ebay,, waited 15 days to have delivered,, then i followed the instuctions carefully,, repeated the whole thing 4 times,, wasted more than 2 hours and i couldn't have it done,,
    after the deadly 3 10min cycles it shoews ready to learn key #1 and it stucks there for few minutes before abortion,,
    tested the fob and battery,, all good,,

    please,, help,,

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    It's a used key off eBay.....you sure it's still works like it should???

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwilson View Post
    It's a used key off eBay.....you sure it's still works like it should???
    used off ebay,, i guess i got the wrong key as this doesn't have the hidden key blade,,

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    Man....your driving a V. Go buy a new key fob from the dealer!!!!
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    Re: lost my only keyless fob

    Yup, it's dealer time. That'll be the fastest way.

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