: Goodbye STS!- Lockpick Available



Regulator
11-25-10, 01:36 PM
Well, the STS is now gone....so I now have a Lockpick available for sale. These are limited production and you normally need to wait about a month to get one (if the guy who makes them even does it anymore). To be honest, this thing is so useful...the guy should be charging at least $500 for them. (People that have them will testify to that!)

I picked up a 2011 CTS, which is nice, but the options of the 1sg STS are far superior.

The lockpick is in like new condition and works flawlessly.

$190 shipped gets it

email selbyforsale(at)yahoo(dot)com

ahuyghe
11-25-10, 04:46 PM
What year STS was it from?

Regulator
11-25-10, 07:36 PM
It is from a 2006, but I believe it works in a 2007 and above by changing the settings on the switch. You want it?

Do you have a Mute button on the steering wheel?

1BadCadSTS
11-25-10, 08:41 PM
they are 250 shipped brand new from Tomm?

TobyJohnson11
11-25-10, 09:51 PM
I think I paid $350 for mine. I dont remember though.

EChas3
11-25-10, 09:54 PM
I think the ones with a switch are better. They are required for all 2005 & 2006 STS's and 2007's w/o Mute & rarely - a few others. All later models have Mute & work fine.

Regulator
11-25-10, 10:30 PM
This one has the switch, so it works on all the different models.

I thought I would offer it here before selling it on Ebay. Honestly, I'm surprised this wasn't sold in the first hour I posted it.....Unless people don't realize the opportunity these things offer.

After having it, then removing it....I can't believe people would put up with the factory navigation!

EChas3
11-25-10, 11:22 PM
I think $250 is higher than you should expect. Why should a buyer not buy new?

Good luck!

Regulator
11-25-10, 11:27 PM
I don't think you can easily purchase these anywhere and this unit is in like new condition (they don't wear out, do they?)

Since it's the holiday season, I'll do $220 shipped. EChas, do you need another?

Pjazz
11-25-10, 11:51 PM
I don't think you can easily purchase these anywhere and this unit is in like new condition (they don't wear out, do they?)


http://www.bestradardetectors.net/Cadillac_STS_2005_2008_Lockpick_p/stslockpick.htm

EChas3
11-25-10, 11:56 PM
We sold the one we didn't want for $150. In your shoes I'd now expect similar. But I do wish you luck!

1BadCadSTS
11-26-10, 01:14 AM
yup as i thought they were 250...
if you decide to go to 150 ill take it lol

Regulator
11-26-10, 09:03 AM
Last price drop before this hits ebay. $190 shipped. Have it in 2 days.
I waited a month when I originally bought it from the link posted....NO THANK YOU!

550HP STSV
11-26-10, 09:53 AM
lol 190 when they are 250 brand new?

EChas3
11-26-10, 10:22 AM
Besides, Tomm stands behind his sales like the stand-up guy he is. (Sorry for the mixed metaphor.) Not that you wouldn't but he knows this stuff inside & out. Used electronics rarely sell near the new price.

Unless I was buying another STS, I'd leave my Lockpick installed; a gift to the next owner.

Platinum06
11-26-10, 07:13 PM
Is there a link on how to install the thing?

TobyJohnson11
11-26-10, 09:38 PM
It is from a 2006, but I believe it works in a 2007 and above by changing the settings on the switch. You want it?

Do you have a Mute button on the steering wheel?

Off topic... How much did you get for your 06 and how many miles did it have on it? I have a 05 1sg with 95k miles and I am thinking about selling. Just trying to get an idea of what it would bring?

Thanks,

Regulator
11-26-10, 10:21 PM
The installation is literally a plug and play 15 minute job. The trim panel on the center stack pops off and you have to unscrew 4 bolts.
There is a video of the installation on this website. Let me know if you want it!

http://www.coastaletech.com/STS_LOCKPICK.htm

Toby,
My 1SG RWD had 110k miles and went for $11k with minimal selling effort. (Craigslist) The Cadillac dealer actually offered me trade-in value for the car, which was in the $9's.

What are you hoping to get?

EChas3
11-26-10, 11:24 PM
Good show!

At that stage of life, the condition of the car makes a proportionally larger difference in price. Two years ago when I bought my 1SG, I was seeing prices $20-25K for a 2006 STS still well within warranty. Under CPO or extended warranty with about 75,000 miles that would drop to $10-15K. I didn't price any cars over 100,000 miles but one would have to be in outstanding condition to be worth $10K.

Used car prices in my market were down then and are around $5k higher today. If the pattern holds, the condition of Regulator's car probably accounted for 50-60% of the sale price. For a car still under OEM warranty, that might be 25%. YMMV!

Regulator
11-27-10, 09:43 AM
Echas3-
I would consider my car to be in good to excellent condition for the mileage. There are some exterior flaws, but nothing that can be seen from 5 feet away. The interior is also in the same condition.

When I bought in mid-'08 I paid $14 for the car with 87k on it (and then invested $1800 in a 3rd party warranty).

2 things influenced me to sell the car- 1st- I wanted an STS-V with factory warranty ('06's with low miles doing low 20's) or new car- 2nd- I don't think the STS is going to be worth much when the next gen comes out or they stop making the STS...especially not a high mileage STS....so it was either sell now or drive this one for another couple years.

I got scared when I saw a high mileage STS do $8500 on ebay....which can be used as a gauge to see what people are willing to pay.....if you are patient, you can usually do 20% better pricing. A $60k car....doing under 10k bc of high mileage!!!?? WOW

EChas3
11-27-10, 10:55 AM
STS MSRP is for entertainment value only. The used car market approaches perfection in terms of economics. Value is simply the amount a buyer will pay. Supply, demand and the cost of competing products determines that amount.

It sounds like you did well. The one thing everyone can do to maximize the resale value of their car is keep it clean.

TobyJohnson11
11-27-10, 04:06 PM
The installation is literally a plug and play 15 minute job. The trim panel on the center stack pops off and you have to unscrew 4 bolts.
There is a video of the installation on this website. Let me know if you want it!

http://www.coastaletech.com/STS_LOCKPICK.htm

Toby,
My 1SG RWD had 110k miles and went for $11k with minimal selling effort. (Craigslist) The Cadillac dealer actually offered me trade-in value for the car, which was in the $9's.

What are you hoping to get?

I was looking to get between $10-$15. I dont really want to take less than $10k, but I need the cash pretty quick.. Did you post on ebay and autotrader or just craigslist?

UpstateNY
01-21-11, 09:29 AM
"Regulator" Is the Lockpick still available, or did you sell it yet?

As a side note: i just picked up my 06 STS v8 AWD (black) at a dealer auction for $13,100 in December. 78k miles. Its full loaded, the car is spotless, i think new MSRP was $62k. I spent $1800 for the 3rd party warranty 3yr/36k. I will enjoy it and sell it before i get to that mark.

1BadCadSTS
01-21-11, 09:50 AM
Doubt it since I have it installed in my car now haha

sba300
01-21-11, 01:45 PM
how long does the nav take to reacquire satellites once you turn the lockpick off? Is it comparable to a portable device, for instance?

EChas3
01-21-11, 07:33 PM
Not long, usually. I can't compare because I don't have an aftermarket!

sba300
01-21-11, 09:14 PM
A Garmin portable nav unit takes about 5-10 seconds to acquire satellites on average. Is that typically how long it takes for the STS? I would imagine that it takes around the same time (or perhaps is even faster) as the startup sequence in the nav with the STS navigation boot screen. Would that be correct? I hope its nothing like the few hours it took for my car to acquire satellites after I had my nav replaced under warranty...

EChas3
01-22-11, 04:02 PM
The STS Nav is slow to boot and acquire GPS compared with your description of a Garmin. It's not hours after turning off the Lockpick but it seems to me to vary by how long it was engaged. You may not know that the STS Nav boot sequence starts when you approach the car to minimize our wait.

To more directly answer your question, I recently had the Lockpick engaged for an hour and it sync'ed in a couple minutes.

sba300
01-22-11, 11:51 PM
Hmm...ok. Thanks Echas3.