Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Remote start not working in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I have a 2006 Cadillac STS V8 and my remote start hasn't worked ever since I got it but seeing ...
I have a 2006 Cadillac STS V8 and my remote start hasn't worked ever since I got it but seeing that I don't wanna have to go out and start it next winter I want it to work. Now I have the option set in the navigation for both drivers but its still not working. I get the flashing of the lights but no start. I just want to get the Remote Start feature to work. If any of you have any tips/suggestions please tell me I would highly appreciate it.
There is a whole list of conditions that can disable it. They are listed in the manual. I can't remember them all.
Switch in the glove box set to Valet.
Trouble codes stored. Have to pull codes with a scan tool.
Check Engine light on.
Hood switch not in hood closed state.
Only FOBs programmed as 1 and 2 can remote start.
The remote start feature will not operate if any of the following occur:
• The check engine light is displayed. See “Check Engine Light” under Malfunction Indicator Lamp on page 252.
• The valet lockout switch is on.
• The keyless access transmitter is in the vehicle.
• The vehicle’s hood is open.
• The vehicle personalization feature is not enabled.
• An unauthorized vehicle entry or a vehicle theft was attempted.
Also, a fob that's not programmed as fob 1 or 2 won't be able to remote start the car.
Press lock until you see the tail/parking lights. Press & hold start.
Most common reason is fob matched as 3 or 4 (originals lost and replacements not properly matched). See the 'Sticky' thread at the top of the forum for a link to the correct procedure (#3 in my write-up).
The remote vehicle start (RVS) System WILL NOT operate if any of the following conditions are present:
^ A current vehicle DTC that illuminates the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is set - obtain vehicle DTCs.
^ Keyless Entry Transmitter is not Operational.
^ The vehicle is in Valet Mode.
^ RVS is Disabled through Vehicle Personalization.
^ More than 2 Remote Starts have been attempted.
^ The HAZARD switch is in the ON position.
^ A current HAZARD switch DTC is set.
^ A current HOOD AJAR DTC is set.
^ Rear compartment lid is ajar.
^ Any Door is not locked.
^ The Content Theft Deterrent (CTD) system detects an alarm trigger.
^ Engine RPM greater than 0 Detected.
^ Excessive Coolant TEMP is registered.
^ Accelerator pedal position greater than 0 percent.
^ Vehicle is not in PARK.
^ A current Vehicle Theft Deterrent Malfunction DTC.
^ A current Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System DTC is set.
^ A vehicle speed sensor signal is detected by the ECM.
^ Vehicle power mode is incorrect.