: Bought a 2007 sts REPO without a key



Just in time
05-17-13, 08:13 PM
Well first time poster here. I Bought a 2007 sts REPO without a key,it has push button start I've been Reading around and I am getting confused. I went and bought a 2008 key fob with a cut key blade. My question is do I need a door (actual key) to program my key fob or do I have to go to the dealer? And how does the actual key
Look like? Thanks for any help!

Eldo1953
05-17-13, 08:19 PM
You have to go to a dealer with car to get new fob programmed.

EChas3
05-17-13, 08:35 PM
Only Canadian cars need a dealer. All others just need the right key for the door & the fob reprogramming procedure handles the rest. See the 'Sticky' thread at the top of the forum.

Just in time
05-17-13, 08:45 PM
Only Canadian cars need a dealer. All others just need the right key for the door & the fob reprogramming procedure handles the rest. See the 'Sticky' thread at the top of the forum.

Thank you ill look at it now.

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So do I have to buy a transponder key or just a regular key? And once I get it I just follow the steps listed
To remove all FOB's then program the new one?

EChas3
05-17-13, 09:05 PM
I see your challenge being getting a locksmith or dealer to cut you a new key. It's a plain cheap blank with no security chip, regardless of what someone may say. (I suppose you could order one based on the VIN with proof of ownership.)

Once you can activate the door lock four times (with all fobs far away) the car forgets all previously matched fobs and begins the new fob matching procedure.

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You will need an STS fob to start the car. (Wouldn't you want this great feature, anyway?) The new style fobs work fine but come with the wrong blank. A little light machine work fabrcates a much nicer piece for your pocket.

Cadillac Cust Svc
05-17-13, 10:25 PM
Well first time poster here. I Bought a 2007 sts REPO without a key,it has push button start I've been Reading around and I am getting confused. I went and bought a 2008 key fob with a cut key blade. My question is do I need a door (actual key) to program my key fob or do I have to go to the dealer? And how does the actual key
Look like? Thanks for any help!

Hello and welcome to the forum Just in time. I have read through the interactions on this thread. I see you have been offered some great advice. If you have additional questions or concerns please reach out to us via private message.

Regards,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

Just in time
05-18-13, 06:33 PM
Tried 3 times goes through the whole thing 30 min then says ready for fob 1 then like 5 min go by and the screen just shuts off and I try to start and it says no fob detected

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Does it matter that the fob was from a escalade?

EChas3
05-18-13, 06:58 PM
You need an STS fob. Other Cadillacs use different fobs. Either the old style or new style (with metal key inside) will work and are often available on eBay. I posted most of the part numbers not too long ago. The part numbers on the new-style fobs are so small, I can't read them even magnafied under bright light.

The only different between the #1 fob & the #2 fob is really the number on it; either can be matched as #1. Up to 4 can be matched but only the first two are paired to personalized settings or use remote start.

$50 is a decent price for the new-style fob. I'd expect the old-style ones to be cheaper. Those are: PN-1521 2382 (#2) & PN-1521 2383 (#1).

Just in time
05-18-13, 08:01 PM
It is the one that the key comes out of. It just has the pic of the trunk as a SUV instead of a car

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Also when it says ready for fob1 do I do anything or just leave it alone?

EChas3
05-18-13, 09:08 PM
Go get a fob that works with the STS. Without one, there's no way to start the car.

Did somebody tell you the fob you have would work?
They were mistaken, or worse.

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If it were the right fob, you'd put it in the pocket at the rear of the armreset console with the Cadillac emblem facing forward.

I don't recall the exact procedure, i.e. the button to press, etc. You did find the procedure, right?

Just in time
05-18-13, 09:17 PM
Yes I did thank you. I just changed the battery in the fob and the battery in the car was REALLY low so changed the batt as well and trying for the LAST! Time

Cadillac Cust Svc
05-18-13, 09:29 PM
Yes I did thank you. I just changed the battery in the fob and the battery in the car was REALLY low so changed the batt as well and trying for the LAST! Time

Hello Just in time,

I hope this time with the battery replacements your key fob is able to be programmed! Please keep us updated. If you are unable to fix it, private message us so we can try and figure out a solution to this concern.

Sincerely,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

EChas3
05-18-13, 10:04 PM
Hey Just...!

Where are you?

Maybe there's a member nearby willing to loan you a fob.

Just in time
05-19-13, 03:15 PM
Hey Just...!

Where are you?

Maybe there's a member nearby willing to loan you a fob.


Miami fl

EChas3
05-19-13, 06:03 PM
I wish I were close enough to help!

Just in time
05-19-13, 08:27 PM
Does anyone have access to the part # of the original fob for the 2007 cadillac sts. The one for the car with only push button start. I'm done trying to get the new ones to work

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Does anyone have access to the part number for the 2007 STS key fobs for remote and push button start I'm done trying to get the new style to work

EChas3
05-19-13, 08:36 PM
I gave them to you, above. Those are the fobs that came with my wife's 2007, built in 2006.

2007's built later and all following years have different door keys and the fobs with the key inside.

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The last 6-digits of her VIN are 149707.

Just in time
05-19-13, 10:04 PM
I gave them to you, above. Those are the fobs that came with my wife's 2007, built in 2006.

2007's built later and all following years have different door keys and the fobs with the key inside.

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The last 6-digits of her VIN are 149707.

thats the problem, the sticker on the drivers door has been removed. i can read a little but not the date of manufacture. when i do the carfax it says

Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
Original Equipment OnStar Vehicle equipped with OnStar &
Personal Calling
Press the Blue OnStar button in this vehicle, or click here for activation and membership information
05/17/2007 10 Potamkin Cadillac Buick Chevrolet
New York, NY
212-708-3108
potamkincadillac.com Vehicle sold



so i dont know if i should have the new style fob or the egg shaped one?


my last 6 of vin are 169966

EChas3
05-19-13, 11:45 PM
Either style STS fob will work fine with all 2005-2012 STS. The new-style are more desireable and run about $50 on eBay. The old-style ones don't seem to go through batteries as fast. I gave you the part numbers for both the #1 & #2 old-style fob.

I'd think you'd be anxious to drive your car.

Good luck!

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Looks like prices have gone up. The picture on eBay shows the blank is slightly different than the 2005-early 2007 fob.

Asking $95.86! (http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-2008-2012-STS-CTS-Keyless-Go-Smart-Remote-Key-Entry-Fob-DRIVER-2-Smartkey-/230913279061?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35c3810455#ht_5533wt_928)

DBB
05-25-13, 02:35 PM
I just bought a 2005 V6 STS and it only came with the #2 fob & separate Key. I've asked the dealer to check with the previous owner to see if they can retrieve the other fob. In the event that they can't what's the most efficient and cost effective way to get replacement fob and key? I've seen new fobs go for $70-$85 on Ebay and transponders keys for as low as $10. What method do you all suggest?

Guy.Seminerio
05-26-13, 01:14 AM
buy the fob on ebay and program it to your car. It'll be easy because you already have a working fob programmed to your car. The method for doing this is in the owner's manual I believe under the section about key fobs. Get an other key and take it to the locksmith along with your current key that works so they can copy it. When I got my car I only had a number 2 as well. When I was talking to the dealer I asked about the 2nd fob and they said they'd order one and send it to me. They did. We're talking the newer fob though, but same deal.

DBB
05-26-13, 10:29 AM
buy the fob on ebay and program it to your car. It'll be easy because you already have a working fob programmed to your car. The method for doing this is in the owner's manual I believe under the section about key fobs. Get an other key and take it to the locksmith along with your current key that works so they can copy it. When I got my car I only had a number 2 as well. When I was talking to the dealer I asked about the 2nd fob and they said they'd order one and send it to me. They did. We're talking the newer fob though, but same deal.

Thanks Guy! Does the new fob has the folded key? How much does the dealer charge for the new fob?

1BadCadSTS
05-26-13, 10:53 AM
New style fob key will not work on 05-07 models. Have to fab up a key for them.

Guy.Seminerio
05-26-13, 12:12 PM
Don't know what the dealer charges but google search under shopping 2008 cadillac sts key fob and you'll see a lot of results. Yes the 08+ comes with the key folded in, but according to 1 bad cad sts that's unfortunately not an option for you. They have the older ones on there too. Although echas3 says you can use the new one. Sorry I can't help you on that one, but they're both very accessible online. Oh and I'm sorry I forgot to mention when I asked for the other fob from the dealer and they ordered it, I didn't mean I paid for it. I had them include it in the purchase so I don't actually know the cost from the dealer. I'm sure you could call your local dealer and easily get a price though. Just not on Sundays. Hope this helps.

DBB
05-27-13, 03:10 PM
Thanks everyone I purchased a number 1 Key fob and spare ignition keys off of eBay.

EChas3
05-28-13, 02:50 PM
Since you bought the car from a dealer, and they are accepting it as their problem, have them match the fobs to you car. When you get it back, make sure to set preferences for driver 1 and 2 to be able to remote start the car and test that both fob's will do it. That way you know they have them matched right. (Up to 4 fob's car be matched but only those matched as #1 & 2 have full functionality.)

If you're doing it yourself, check out the link in the 'Sticky' thread at the top of the forum. The manual doesn't do a great job explaining how to reprogram fob's from scratch to get new fob's matched as the right #'s.

Pastor Lou
05-29-13, 05:16 PM
Hi Laura,
I seem to be having problems with this site in responding back to you. The dealership is Matthew's Cadillac in Vestal, NY
Thanks for your quick response.
Lou
PS If possible please use my email account? pressman@epix.net

Cadillac Cust Svc
05-31-13, 12:30 PM
Hi Laura,
I seem to be having problems with this site in responding back to you. The dealership is Matthew's Cadillac in Vestal, NY
Thanks for your quick response.
Lou
PS If possible please use my email account? pressman@epix.net

Hello Lou,

I wanted to let you know I received this message and we will continue to interact via Email.

Sincerely,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

DBB
06-02-13, 06:00 PM
I received my new fob #1 and blank keys. The new fob was programmed as #3. How do I get it programmed as #1? Do I really need to visit the dealer to have fob #1 (which original owner has) removed from my vehicle? Also I've seen posts mentioning that I need to take my blanks to a locksmith to get copied. Can I go to Home Depot to get a key made?

EChas3
06-02-13, 10:14 PM
Easy. Use the same matching procedure (in the manual), but keep all fobs known to this car out of range (at least 30' away behind a door) until the car requests fob #1. Then go get it & put it the armrest console fob pocket, etc.

If you need the details of the fob matching procedure, there are many write-ups on the forum. I believe several of them are linked in the 'Sticky' thread at the top of the forum.

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Anybody can make a copy of the metal key. You may have to do some light metal-work to fit an early-STS key to a new-style fob. True Value Hardware had everything I needed.

Some vendors will claim the STS requires a 'smart key' or 'key resister'. This is not so. A $2 copy will open the door lock just fine. That's all the STS needs to initiate the programming sequence (albeit four times!)

DBB
06-04-13, 09:58 PM
Easy. Use the same matching procedure (in the manual), but keep all fobs known to this car out of range (at least 30' away behind a door) until the car requests fob #1. Then go get it & put it the armrest console fob pocket, etc.

If you need the details of the fob matching procedure, there are many write-ups on the forum. I believe several of them are linked in the 'Sticky' thread at the top of the forum.

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Anybody can make a copy of the metal key. You may have to do some light metal-work to fit an early-STS key to a new-style fob. True Value Hardware had everything I needed.

Some vendors will claim the STS requires a 'smart key' or 'key resister'. This is not so. A $2 copy will open the door lock just fine. That's all the STS needs to initiate the programming sequence (albeit four times!)

Thanks EChase3! I went to the dealer to get a 121 point inspection. While I was there I asked my service person about my keys amd fobs and they reset everything for me and cut 2 new keys for $30.

EChas3
06-04-13, 10:39 PM
I'm glad they are treating you right.