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    Horn honks each time we get out of the car...

    We just purchased a new 2013 XTS hearse for our funeral home. The horn honks twice every time we get out of the car. It's not a welcome sound when conducting a funeral, arriving at church or to a cemetery. I believe it occurs because we leave the FOB in the car, but this is our protocol - we have always left the keys in the car. How do I deactivate this feature?

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    Re: Horn honks each time we get out of the car...

    The owner's manual has a chapter devoted to Vehicle Personalization. That covers all the horn beeps, light flashes, door lock/unlock, etc., etc.

    BUT - the keys left in the car - maybe another story ......... In 99.999% of the world, that's a no-no today.

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    Re: Horn honks each time we get out of the car...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Vander May View Post
    We just purchased a new 2013 XTS hearse for our funeral home. The horn honks twice every time we get out of the car. It's not a welcome sound when conducting a funeral, arriving at church or to a cemetery. I believe it occurs because we leave the FOB in the car, but this is our protocol - we have always left the keys in the car. How do I deactivate this feature?
    Welcome to Cadillac Forums! I would recommend that you take the XTS in to the dealership, and have the service department try to reprogram it for you since it's a brand new car. They may be able to do it if you explain the situation.

    Hopefully Greg or Laura from the Cadillac Customer Care will chime in on this thread, so that they can assist you with your arranging an appointment with the dealership. Good luck.

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    It's probably the passive locking system. As a previous poster said, you can change it in the vehicle personalization so that it just flashes the lights.

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    Hi there..that's an easy fix..the reason it honks twice is because you left the key fob in the vehicle as you stated.. all you have to do is go into setting on your cue system and follow the prompts.. you can customize your vehicle to flash the lights with sound(horn) or no sound..simple.. hope that helps Gd luck..

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    Quote Originally Posted by musvlehead
    Hi there..that's an easy fix..the reason it honks twice is because you left the key fob in the vehicle as you stated.. all you have to do is go into setting on your cue system and follow the prompts.. you can customize your vehicle to flash the lights with sound(horn) or no sound..simple.. hope that helps Gd luck..
    Forgot about that. I think it honks three times if you leave the fob in there.

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    Re: Horn honks each time we get out of the car...

    In settings it is the "Remote Left In Vehicle alert". Check the "NO" and that will take care of it.

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    Re: Horn honks each time we get out of the car...

    Why not just leave the FOB in your pocket? Set your preference to flash light and forget about it.

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    Re: Horn honks each time we get out of the car...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Vander May View Post
    We just purchased a new 2013 XTS hearse for our funeral home. The horn honks twice every time we get out of the car. It's not a welcome sound when conducting a funeral, arriving at church or to a cemetery. I believe it occurs because we leave the FOB in the car, but this is our protocol - we have always left the keys in the car. How do I deactivate this feature?
    Hello Ken Vander May,

    Welcome to Cadillac Owners and congrats on your recent purchase of a '13 XTS! I apologize you are experiencing a concern with your horn honking once you exit your vehicle. I would like to discuss this with you and help set up an appointment to bring your XTS into your dealer. Please send us a private message that includes your full contact information, VIN and dealer name and location. If you are unable to send a private message due to new member limitations, we can also be contacted via email at socialmedia@gm.com.

    Sincerely,

    Laura M.
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    Re: Horn honks each time we get out of the car...

    Why do you leave your keys in the car, aren't you taking a chance of someone driving off in it.

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    Re: Horn honks each time we get out of the car...

    My '13 honks like this sometimes, like when i get out to pump gas, even when my fob is in my pocket. But at least now I know what to look for.
    Thanks.

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