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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Valet mode in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Do our V's have a valet feature to turn down the available HP ? Don't remember reading any info on ...
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    Snotty Boom Body is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Valet mode

    Do our V's have a valet feature to turn down the available HP ?

    Don't remember reading any info on it in the manual.

    Would be nice when getting the car serviced or left with an actual valet.

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    Re: Valet mode

    Hmmmm....20 bucks??? Always tip the valet or service advisor and you would be surprised how well your car will be cared for.
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    Re: Valet mode

    Only with a tune. Wait4me offers such a beast.

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    Re: Valet mode

    The old ZR-1 had a separate valet key which I think limited RPM's and MPH.

    Since this is all software now-a-days, it would be very nice if all we had to do was type in a PIN number and the car enters VALET MODE.

    Actually, it should be where we press a single button once, then the car enters VALET MODE. So it's a lot quicker when you pull up while the VALET guy is waiting for you. Then when you get your car back, you enter the PIN and it's back in normal.

    How hard can this be??????
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    Re: Valet mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Club Malibu View Post
    The old ZR-1 had a separate valet key which I think limited RPM's and MPH.

    Since this is all software now-a-days, it would be very nice if all we had to do was type in a PIN number and the car enters VALET MODE.

    Actually, it should be where we press a single button once, then the car enters VALET MODE. So it's a lot quicker when you pull up while the VALET guy is waiting for you. Then when you get your car back, you enter the PIN and it's back in normal.

    How hard can this be??????
    From your keyboard to Cadillac's ears, we hope. That would be an awesome function.
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    Re: Valet mode

    That's one of the things I miss from my 1991 ZR-1, the valet key. They had 16 fuel injectors, and when turned off, the car only ran on 8 injectors, reducing HP to about 200. The LT5 motor ran on 8 injectors until you hit 2200 RPM or so, and then the other 8 opened up. A lot like hitting the secondaries on a four barrel carb. You had better be pointed in the direction you wanted to go when they did, because you were leaving. Right Now.

    Default was Off at start up. I ran the car at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix at the All Corvette Drags way back when. Nerves got me on the first run, I got spanked by by an anemic stock 78 Pace Car. I though I broke something, until I realized I forgot to hit the key before the run...

    The down side to that particular system was all the Valet Keys were keyed the same, one key would fit all ZR-1's. I always took the key out for service, and after one particularly unpleasant service visit, I found the mechanics key left in the car.

    He didn't get it back. I have it to this day, a souvenir of that Beast of a Corvette...
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    I would much rather have a true valet key that let's us secure the glove box. The hidden key in the fob isn't enough.

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    I've never tipped a service advisor in my whole life. Do I have to add that to the list of BS jobs that require tipping? I'm amazed how every industry has developed a 'tip me for the work I'm already paid to do' mentality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Club Malibu View Post

    Actually, it should be where we press a single button once, then the car enters VALET MODE. So it's a lot quicker when you pull up while the VALET guy is waiting for you. Then when you get your car back, you enter the PIN and it's back in normal.

    How hard can this be??????
    X2

    Are you listening GM.
    This should be on all your cars with 400+ HP

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    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    I've never tipped a service advisor in my whole life. Do I have to add that to the list of BS jobs that require tipping? I'm amazed how every industry has developed a 'tip me for the work I'm already paid to do' mentality.
    And X3

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    Re: Valet mode

    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    I've never tipped a service advisor in my whole life. Do I have to add that to the list of BS jobs that require tipping? I'm amazed how every industry has developed a 'tip me for the work I'm already paid to do' mentality.
    I agree about the tipping part. It is a touchy subject. However, I buy my SA a gift card every xmas, and have let him take the car over the weekend. Gave me a really nice new XTS to try out. He doesn't even blink an eye when there is a problem/warranty I need. I broke my armrest top latch stuffing too much crap in there and he warrantied it stating the hinge was misaligned. Replaced the whole thing. Now that is service. And numerous other things he and dealership have done for me.

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    Re: Valet mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Club Malibu View Post
    The old ZR-1 had a separate valet key which I think limited RPM's and MPH.

    Since this is all software now-a-days, it would be very nice if all we had to do was type in a PIN number and the car enters VALET MODE.

    Actually, it should be where we press a single button once, then the car enters VALET MODE. So it's a lot quicker when you pull up while the VALET guy is waiting for you. Then when you get your car back, you enter the PIN and it's back in normal.

    How hard can this be??????
    Hello Club Malibu,

    Thank you for your, and the other community member’s, feedback! I will definitely document this and pass it along to the correct group within our organization. Thank you very much for taking the time to read my post.

    Gregory W.
    Cadillac Customer Care
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    Re: Valet mode

    Hey, they could make valet mode part of the OnStar smartphone app, so that you have to pay a monthly fee in order to enable it.

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    Re: Valet mode

    I just never valet. If I need to valet my car. I'm not driving the V. Though a Valet key would be nice. But I've heard of OTHER issues besides joyriding with valet.

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    If I valet, I park it on the ramp, tip the valet and keep the keys. Worked great so far!

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    Re: Valet mode

    We've done several custom setups on the vehicle to drastically reduce power on the vehicle for a "valet" style feature. Some have been keyed, secret switch, etc... Unfortunately there is nothing from the factory. Where are you located at?

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