: Key FOB in Car and its locked!!!



arredondo710
08-16-10, 01:12 AM
I have a 2005 STS. I have only one key FOB and have had only 1 for more than 2 years. I got out of the car and the key fob is in the cup holder like always and it locked the doors. Now I can't get in the car. The Key is in the car with the FOB. Is there a way for the car to start sensing the FOB and open the door?

Can a locksmith get into the car?

Help Please!!

dkozloski
08-16-10, 01:41 AM
Call OnStar and they'll unkock the car for you.

Around here the local taxicab companies handle car lockouts. For $40 or so they'll send somebody out with special tools and they'll be in your car in just a few minutes with no damage.

arredondo710
08-16-10, 01:43 AM
I just tried. I never connected my onstar and the cars before 2007 are analog and onstar only works on digital. So I am still locked out!

dkozloski
08-16-10, 03:34 AM
I have a 2006 STS and the Onstar has worked fine from the first day I bought it and it has never required any work or updating. Call your local cab company and see if they can get you back in your car.

Force-1
08-16-10, 09:21 AM
I was chatting with a locksmith last week while having a safe serviced. I got to talking about getting into cars that are locked. I asked about my Corvette, and he said he has not had to open one yet. He did say that the STS is very hard to get into, as everything is so tight. He has over 20 years experience, and about $3500 of tools in his truck just for opening cars.

Midnight
08-16-10, 10:57 AM
I did the same thing (locked both fobs, and the key inside... go me!) in the cold winter rain at night :/ I was able to break in with a coat hanger, old school, from the front passenger door. It required a lot of finesse and delicate use of heavy force. IIRC I used the hanger to grab the inside door pull. Your choice of wire thickness and where to bend it to get the best chance of snagging the handle and not having it slip off are crutial.

Probably best to do as others say and get a locksmith though... there's a lot of risk of breaking, bending, or scratching something doing it this way (luckily I didn't).

CadillacSTS42005
08-16-10, 11:14 AM
Go to dealer with vin and some proof of ownership and have them cut you a new key.
Having a spare key is just common sense with a 80K car, why have some monkey damage it trying to break into your own car.

kschwed
08-16-10, 01:30 PM
Go to dealer with vin and some proof of ownership and have them cut you a new key.
Having a spare key is just common sense with a 80K car, why have some monkey damage it trying to break into your own car.

Exactly.... But since when are these cars 80k? Fully upgraded is about 70k isnt it?

kadiLacDaddy
08-16-10, 07:49 PM
Exactly.... But since when are these cars 80k? Fully upgraded is about 70k isnt it?

ughhh.. my car was 81k with every option cadillac has available. so to answer ur questions.. since cadillac made it 80k

turnerbend
08-16-10, 10:19 PM
Kalilac,
Looking at some of your post, please, please say that you did not give $81,000 for that car.

next2pool
08-17-10, 03:12 PM
I just tried. I never connected my onstar and the cars before 2007 are analog and onstar only works on digital. So I am still locked out!

2006 and up was digital. 2005 required an update.

turnne
08-21-10, 12:41 AM
Kalilac,
Looking at some of your post, please, please say that you did not give $81,000 for that car.
I was thinking the same thing...especially knowing that no matter what he gave it would be worth less than 20K after 4 years

I paid $18750 for a 4 year old fully loaded 2005( with 50k) from a Cadillac dealer that had an original sticker of $67,200
so what was wholesale...17k?
So if someone paid 80k...I would go ahead and bend over


Warren

next2pool
08-21-10, 11:34 AM
""So if someone paid 80k...I would go ahead and bend over""

I think they already have :)

CadillacSTS42005
08-21-10, 02:40 PM
My 05 STS4 has all options except the block heater acc and hud.
Sticker says a shade over 77K.

Later models with the addition of the Platinum package on a fully loaded V8 I would bet were in the mid 80K.

RippyPartsDept
08-21-10, 03:10 PM
Glad we finally got that cleared up....

either way get either your title or registration or proof of insurance and your ID and go down to your dealership and get a b106 test key (aka lock out key with no chip since you have a pushbutton start car)

here's an older thread that pretty much sums it up ... http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-sts-forum-2005-through-2010/96617-dead-battery-fob-locked-out-solution.html

EChas3
08-21-10, 06:06 PM
Gotta be non-US market - Canadian? $66k was MSRP on my 2006 AWD N* with everything except the block heater.

turnne
08-21-10, 07:22 PM
Gotta be non-US market - Canadian? $66k was MSRP on my 2006 AWD N* with everything except the block heater.


well it would seem that they didn't raise prices from 2005 to 2006
I have what you have plus the $995 white diamond tri color paint option

although frankly these stickers are these cars are not really worth the paper they are printed considering what they actually sell for in a retail sale...especially recently
My local dealer advertised a demo V8 for $20K off the sticker

Warren

EChas3
08-21-10, 10:17 PM
You're right that the STS MSRP is a fiction; most other Caddy's likewise but not quite as bad. I wonder if the nonexistant economic recovery is softening the MSRP of the brands that traditionally resist discounting.