Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, lockpick in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I need a lock pick for 2007 STS w/mute button on wheel. Anyone? The guys at best radar are not ...
- 01-25-12 08:05 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 07 STS V8
- Join Date
- Nov 2011
- NEW MEXICO
I need a lock pick for 2007 STS w/mute button on wheel. Anyone? The guys at best radar are not making them at the moment or maybe stopped making due to cost compared to demand. I believe they are the only ones too.
- 01-25-12 09:07 PM #2
Have you tried the Classified ad section of the forum? How about eBay?
- 01-25-12 09:16 PM #3
Pretty sure Tomm said that coastal tech canceled their STS lockpick and he couldnt make modified ones any more as such he was done...
That said I wouldnt take 500 for my lock pick...
- 01-26-12 05:09 PM #4
We ran out of parts and since we have to buy many parts in bulk we would need to lay out almost $500 to start making more. We have only sold anywhere from 0-2 pieces a month and make around $60-$70 profit a unit. We would need to sell around 7 units just to break even when you factor in the upfront parts cost. With the current run rate of 0-2 a month it could take 6 months to break even and from a business standpoint this just does not make sense to do. I would be willing to maybe make one more batch of them but I will do not it unless I get at-least 5-6 guaranteed orders. If anyone else will want one just use the contact us page on our website and ask to be put on the waiting list. If I get enough demand for one more batch I would be willing to do one last batch of them.
This is ONLY for the 2005-2007 STS Models. We do have lockpicks available for the 2008-2012 models and those are in stock.
- 01-26-12 06:56 PM #5
Thanks Tomm went your web site and requested. I went to classifieds there are some lockpicks for sale none are for 2007, or are 05-07 STS lockpicks all compatible?
- 01-26-12 07:25 PM #6
How likely will it be to have a lockpick for the new XTS, with the cue?
- 01-26-12 07:40 PM #7
If someone is selling a 2005 STS Lockpick that we produced with a manual activation switch then it would work in any year STS. I checked the classifieds and there is one listed for sale:
But it looks like they have not responded to anyone's questions in two weeks. If they respond ask for their name and I can look up and validate the purchase.
- 01-26-12 07:55 PM #8
Thank you Tomm
- 01-26-12 08:58 PM #9
Tomm, give the web address. I need a lock pick. I have an 05 STS 1SG.
- 01-26-12 09:55 PM #10
Look in my signature
- 01-27-12 03:20 PM #11
I just sold my 05 STS so I will be putting my lockpick for sale in the for sale section later today. Bought it from Tomm less than 5 months ago.
email me firstname.lastname@example.org
- 01-27-12 03:32 PM #12Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 2005 Cadillac STS
- Join Date
- Jan 2012
- 01-27-12 03:35 PM #13Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Join Date
- Apr 2011
I would be in for one for my 07 sts-v!
- 01-27-12 05:30 PM #14
Found a new supplier that will sell me smaller quantities on some of the parts I needed and I found a 100FT roll of GPS Cable instead of the 500ft rolls I purchased in the past so it will bring my costs down to be able to make one more batch. I will make 10 more units and that will be it. Everytime I shut them down you guys wheel me back in but this will be it. I have opened backorders back up and the site will take only up to 10 backorders on the 2005-2007 models.
- 01-27-12 05:57 PM #15
Hey Tomm, just placed at your website. Thanks!
I hope i made the 10 your making! I payed through pay pal, Didn't even think about checking.