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    Cadjiek is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    No Remote Detected

    Every so often I get the message "No Remote Detected" on the DIC screen. However the car starts right up with no problem.
    I know with my 07 STS if that message came up the car wouldn't start. Anybody else getting this message? Maybe my cell phone is interfering? The phone is on my belt and the fob is in the my pocket on the same side.

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    Re: No Remote Detected

    When a transmitter authentication is requested, the front console, rear console, and rear compartment antennas simultaneously broadcast a challenge within the passenger compartment to the transmitter. If the response from the transmitter via radio frequency (RF) is a valid response, the body control module (BCM) determines there is a transmitter within the vehicle. If no response is received, the BCM determines that no transmitter is in the vehicle, and NO REMOTE DETECTED will be displayed on the DIC.

    A low transmitter battery or radio frequency (RF) interference from aftermarket devices such as 2-way radios, power inverters, cellular phone chargers, computers, etc. may cause a system malfunction. High RF traffic areas, such as gas stations which use pay-at-the-pump RF transponders, may also cause interference that could lead to a malfunction.
    Conditions caused by external influences such are these are considered to be normal. Following this diagnostic will not diagnose an RF interference condition. If RF interference is suspected, question the customer about the conditions or location where the NO REMOTE DETECTED condition occurs.
    Sounds like there might be a problem with one of the antennas ... the specific code that is setting the message will set your dealer in the correct direction

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    Re: No Remote Detected

    As Rippy quoted, this message could display when trying to start the vehicle if an RKE transmitter is not detected due to the transmitter battery being weak. See "Starting the Vehicle with a Low Transmitter Battery" under Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 2‑3 of your owners manual for further details.

    I also recommend bringing your concern to your dealer's attention, and please don't hesitate to email me if you would like me to contact your dealer on your behalf at any point! I'm reachable via email at


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