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2008 Cadillac CTS Remote Programming

With “Smart Entry System” and one programmed Transmitter Available

  • NOTE: A maximum of 4 transmitters can be programmed.
  • Obtain all remote transmitters.
  • NOTE: Switch ignition OFF.
  • Place programmed transmitter within the interior of the vehicle.
  • Insert key into driver’s door lock.
  • Within 5 seconds turn key to unlock 5 times. Driver’s information center will display READY for FOB2.
    1. Place the new, unrecognized transmitter into the center console transmitter pocket with transmitter buttons facing the front of the vehicle.
    2. Ensure acoustic signal is emitted. Driver’s information center will display READY FOR FOB 3
    3. Remove programmed transmitter from the transmitter pocket.
  • Repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 for each of the remaining transmitters.
  • Press OFF/ACC button (ignition switch) to complete and exit programming mode.
  • Test each of the remotes to make sure it’s working.

 

With “Smart Entry System” and No Programmed Transmitters

This procedure takes about 30-35 mins to program a key. Also, the insert blade needs to be cut prior to performing this programming procedure.

  • Obtain all remote transmitters
  • NOTE: Switch ignition OFF
  • Place the new unrecognized transmitter into the transmitter pocket with transmitter buttons facing the front of the vehicle
  • Insert key into driver’s door lock
  • Within 5 seconds turn key to unlock position 5 times. Driver’s information center will display OFF/ACC TO LEARN
  • Press the OFF/ACC button (ignition switch)
      • Driver’s information center will display WAIT 10 MINUTES and will count down to zero in 1-minute intervals.
      • After 10 minutes. The driver’s information center will display OFF/ACC TO LEARN
  • Press the OFF/ACC button (ignition switch)
      • Driver’s information center will display WAIT 10 MINUTES and will count down to zero in 1-minute intervals.
      • After 10 minutes. The driver’s information center will display OFF/ACC TO LEARN
  • Press the OFF/ACC button (ignition switch)
      • Driver’s information center will display WAIT 10 MINUTES and will count down to zero in 1-minute intervals
      • After 10 minutes: Acoustic signal is emitted, and driver’s information center will display READY FOR FOB 1
      • Another acoustic signal is emitted indicating programming complete and the driver’s information center displays READY FOR FOB 2
  • Remove first transmitter FOB1
  • Carry out above procedure for the three remaining transmitters
  • When all four transmitters have been programmed driver’s information center displays MAX FOBS LEARNED and will exit programming mode
  • Operate each transmitter to finalize programming and check operation
  • NOTE: Remote transmitters can also be programmed using diagnostic equipment by an automotive locksmith or a dealer.