Programming Fobs on 2004 XLR?

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Cadillac XLR Forum Discussion, Programming Fobs on 2004 XLR? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hello All - Just picked up a 2004 XLR and absolutely love the car. The key fob does make me ...
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    Chevy12345 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Programming Fobs on 2004 XLR?

    Hello All -

    Just picked up a 2004 XLR and absolutely love the car. The key fob does make me paranoid and I have only one.

    The first step as outlined in the manual, "turn the physical key five times" doesn't seem to activate the process in the DIC. I get no response from the car.

    Am I doing something wrong? Any help would be appreciated.



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    XLRated is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): XLR 2005
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    Jul 2013
    Campbell, CA

    Re: Programming Fobs on 2004 XLR?

    Chevy12345, Got my 2005 XLR a year ago and shortly thereafter my paranoia set in as well. It took a while but I finally procured 3 more fobs (GM and Ebay), but I now have two #1s and two #2s. Programming the 2nd and 3rd fobs was as straight forward as the manual implies. When I went to program the 4th one it said that the car was full and that "MAX # FOBS LEARNED". That meant somebody somewhere may have had a fob that would work with my car, and this I could not abide. I went through the complete reprogramming procedure and while time consuming (30+ minutes) it worked perfectly. Now I have the only 4 fobs to which may car will respond. I did make some mistakes, like trying to start the process without the fob being in the socket, and also my timing with hitting the ACC button was off. So you could double check that part of your process for that. The only other question I would ask is if your car is Canadian? My manual says the reprogramming procedure can only be done at the dealer for those cars. Best of luck getting this resolved.

    As always I am XLRated.

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