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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 ...
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    Jneedom14 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Remote start not working

    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.

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    carter's_sts is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    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.

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    Re: Remote start not working

    Out of the manual:

    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.

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    Re: Remote start not working

    When I got mine the dealer said to lock the car first, then start. I've never tried it any other way tho.

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    Yes, you have to press lock once, then hold remote start.

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    Re: Remote start not working

    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).

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    Re: Remote start not working

    I cant find it can you find the link for me?

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    Re: Remote start not working

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post1894623
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post1818192

    Also:
    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.

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    This info was very helpful. Yes lock first then it will start. Has been extremely convenient during winter. Envy of all of my Co workers.

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