: Very annoying re:keys



murphy
11-13-11, 09:15 PM
On my '07 I attached a rubber "mat" to keep the keys from swinging into the steering column..this is such an annoying issue. This piece of rubber came off a Chevy Malibu or something like that and was designed specifically for this use. One would think again that Cadillac in providing us with such a high end ute would have a fix for this (versus the Chevy car).
What do you guys out there use or do you just listen to the keys rattling off the column ?

murphy
11-13-11, 09:27 PM
Maybe a piece of double sided tape..others suggest velcro to the column and key fob..I don't think so...

ELUSIVE
11-13-11, 10:30 PM
Was driving me nuts as well.
I bought one of these in black off of ebay almost a year ago and it works great. Makes the banging a tad softer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-2009-2010-2011-Cadillac-Escalade-Remote-Key-Chain-Cover-Free-Ship-Memory-R1-/380378796520?hash=item589057d1e8&item=380378796520&pt=Apparel_Merchandise&vxp=mtr

MrHolland
11-13-11, 11:18 PM
I don't have a fob with my key. I leave a key in the car at all times and I carry the fob in my pocket. This was all I could come with after hearing the fob bounce off the steering column.

hcvone
11-14-11, 07:03 AM
It's not just Cadillac, I had this issue with many cars/trucks, I just had too many keys that for some reason I thought I had to carry around, my Cadillac dealer gave me a handful of Cadillac key rings, nice ones and I use them, it's a Kenneth Cole from Cadillac, will post pics.

hannity
11-14-11, 07:18 AM
There is a way to remedy this, but some on here think I am out of my mind to say anything about it. It's called push button start. An 80k vehicle should have that. I thought I was the only one that was going through this. It's good to see some other normal people speaking up.

murphy
11-14-11, 09:21 AM
There is a way to remedy this, but some on here think I am out of my mind to say anything about it. It's called push button start. An 80k vehicle should have that. I thought I was the only one that was going through this. It's good to see some other normal people speaking up.
That would certainly be nice..I have it on my Z06 and luv it..not to mention the number of times things get scratched handling keys...leather steering wheel...paint around door handle..etc

hcvone
11-14-11, 09:32 AM
I have push button start on several cars, and maybe because I am old but I have no problem with keys, and if you ever have to replace one on a Benz then you will like keys too, they just COST LESS, but that's my fault, I didn't have to say I do

rjm
11-14-11, 01:39 PM
This was one of the first things I noticed driving the truck home the first time. With the 2000 redesign, every one of my DeVilles/DTS had a nice rubber pad mounted on the side of the steering column for this express purpose. It was one of the few things that reminded me that every once in a while, the bean counters would still allow a good idea to slip thru the cracks.

I've been meaning to ask the parts department if they can order me one and stick it on the Escalade.

Now if I could just get Cadillac to supply the Escalade with the same glove soft Tuscany semi-aniline leather and Alcantara headliner from my last DTS...

MrHolland
11-14-11, 04:21 PM
There is always this option for the key fob

http://www.keywraps.com/products/1

Nixin
11-14-11, 06:05 PM
Wow and I thought I was alone on this. YES Cadillac, start reading some of the forum posts and listen up to what your customer's are telling you. I think that a stuck on piece of rubber, or velcro, would do the trick. Aesthetically though, it's a disaster.

hcvone
11-14-11, 07:14 PM
Pretty sure my 03' and 05' Escalade's had rubber around the key area, I guess we lost that witrh the good seats of the 02-06 :( I am sure you could cut some flat rubber sheet material and contact cement it to the area

Cadillac Cust Svc
11-15-11, 11:38 AM
Hello everyone! I do apologize for your frustrations. I am going to document this issue for you guys. If I get any further information I will let you know.
Breanne
Cadillac Customer Service

hcvone
11-15-11, 12:09 PM
Maybe we can get a pic from the ignition of a 2003-2005 posted here

Trulytex
11-15-11, 01:26 PM
Here is a picture of the steering column on my 2004 Escalade. There is No Rubber piece on the column. But I think there was one on my 1997 Chevrolet Pick-up - which had the same interior set-up as the first generation Escalade. My 2001 Chevrolet Truck doesn't have one either.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n244/trulytex/2004%20Cadillac%20Escalade/WoodDashKitInstalled19.jpg

PS. I have to agree on the comment about the seats. I bought an older body style Escalade mainly for the comfortable seats.

hcvone
11-15-11, 01:33 PM
Thanks for the pic, what is the FOB resting against? It maybe a shadow that is am seeing.

hcvone
11-15-11, 01:36 PM
Here is a picture of the steering column on my 2004 Escalade. There is No Rubber piece on the column. But I think there was one on my 1997 Chevrolet Pick-up. My 2001 Chevrolet Truck doesn't have one either.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n244/trulytex/2004%20Cadillac%20Escalade/WoodDashKitInstalled19.jpg

PS. I have to agree on the comment about the seats. I bought an older body style Escalade mainly for the comfortable seats.

The platinum seats are much more comfortable, of course they should be for the price

Trulytex
11-15-11, 02:13 PM
Here is a picture of a First Generation Escalde (2000). You can see a square black rubber piece directly under the Ignition.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n244/trulytex/KGrHqEOKjsE5PgpepQ6BOgsCTwUz60_12.jpg

Trulytex
11-15-11, 02:21 PM
Thanks for the pic, what is the FOB resting against? It maybe a shadow that is am seeing.

Just a Shadow

luxurylife33
11-15-11, 03:08 PM
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t222/luxurylife33/053-1.jpg

im thinking the rubber boot from the shift lever might be what your thinking of

murphy
11-15-11, 04:37 PM
I just posted an easy fix to put a stop to this annoying issue