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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, RED on display at startup- what does it mean? in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Hi guys, For my first post I'm hoping you can help me make heads or tails of the "RED" message ...
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    RED on display at startup- what does it mean?

    Hi guys,
    For my first post I'm hoping you can help me make heads or tails of the "RED" message displayed on my 2005 CTS.

    I just bought this car a couple days ago. The RPO codes make it plain that it was a National Rental car. It was manufactured in early August 2004 in Lansing, Michigan and has the 3.6L V6, no XM radio, no navigation, Gen 6 analog OnStar, and what I assume to be a single CD player.

    If I forgot to mention something signifcant, please let me know.

    All that said, what does "RED" mean?

    RED.jpg

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    Re: RED on display at startup- what does it mean?

    That is the name that was programmed into the DIC by the PO...Scroll through the Setup options and you'll figure out where to change it....

    My STS says "Enjoy!" when I fire her up!

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    I grab my brothers keys from him every now and then and sneak in and change it o something stupid lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by arw1510
    I grab my brothers keys from him every now and then and sneak in and change it o something stupid lol
    Ha ha, you should change it to "Alert Alert"

    KOT

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    "Check Timing"
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    Re: RED on display at startup- what does it mean?

    Or "Oil Low".

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    Re: RED on display at startup- what does it mean?

    I managed to annoy a friend by changing it to "hey dumbass" numerous times.

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    Re: RED on display at startup- what does it mean?

    or "Service Required"

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    Re: RED on display at startup- what does it mean?

    I'm boring. Mine just flashes my name, just in case I forget who I am.
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    Re: RED on display at startup- what does it mean?

    Oh ok, so it's like a personalized welcome screen.

    I should change it to "NSA link activated" or something like that to generate conversation!
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