07-11-09, 11:36 PM
Well, I lost all my keys at the mall. I own a 2005 STS V-8. My wife still has her set. Can someone please tell me how badly the dealer will rape me for a new Key Fob and a new hard copy key for the doors?
I know the fobs are "special", and I was thinking about getting one on Ebay, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE HARD COPY KEY FOR THE DOORS?? Does this key have a chip too? Do I need to program the door key too?
Can someone throw out some rough prices and give me some advice.....
Thanks in advance!
07-12-09, 12:25 AM
replacing the fob may not be to bad if you look on the back of your wife's fob should have a 1 or a 2 imprinted on the back, if it says 2, then order another fob off e-bay or where ever you trust and get a fob with a 1,or vice versa, and then the programming instructions are in the owner's manual. You can program the new fob in your car. For the key itself check with a reputable locksmith they can tell you if you have to go thru a dealer or if they can make a replacement for you. best wishes
07-12-09, 12:09 PM
The key is just a standard one and even Home Depot can copy that. The fobs are readily available on ebay for $20 to $25 and it really doesn't matter if it says 1 or 2 since they are the same--just mark it yourself to keep track. The problem is going to be the programming--if you do the quick learn, it will become #3 which means non of the meory functions can be linked. You will need to do the expanded programming and erase the previous #1 and #2 and start over--still not a big deal.
07-12-09, 01:33 PM
does anyone know if the later keyfobs (08-09)will work with earlier cars? (05-07).. the newer ones are cooler looking and they have the hidden key feature..
they dont. this has been discussed many times.
[My Fob Programming Thread (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-sts-forum-2005-through-2010/157669-key-fob-matching-procedure.html)
I think in another Fob programming thread someone tried a new style Fob and stated that a key had to be present to program it correctly. This is hearsay and I make no claim what-so-ever.