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Program a keyless entry remote on a 2003 cadillac deville

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This procedure will first erase all known key fobs. The procedure will then program a single or multiple key fobs. Method 3 is a series of three 10-minute key cycles, for a total of 30 minutes. This procedure requires that you have a replacement key fob and the vehicle mechanical key.

Important: All previously programmed key fobs will be erased upon completion of the 30-minute programming procedure. The order in which the key fobs are programmed will determine its numbering position within the RCDLR memory. The first key fob programmed will be key fob #1, and the second key fob programmed will be key fob #2. The number stamped on the key fob case is for reference only: #2 can be programmed as #1.
Do not place any known good key fobs in the vicinity of the vehicle when programming. 

The vehicle must be OFF. 
Place the replacement key fob in the console pocket with the buttons facing forward. 
Insert the vehicle key in the driver door lock cylinder located in the driver door handle and cycle the key 5 times within 5 seconds. 

The DIC will display a message: OFF/ACC TO LEARN. 
Press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition button. 
The DIC will display a message: WAIT 10 MINUTES, then it will count down from 10 to 0, one minute at a time. 
When the counter reaches 0, DIC will display OFF/ACC TO LEARN. 
Repeat steps 5-7 two more times, for a total of 30 minutes. 
The DIC will display a message: OFF/ACC TO LEARN. 
Press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition button. 
A beep will occur and the DIC will display: READY FOR FOB 1. At this time all previously known key fobs have been erased. When fob 1 is programmed a beep will be heard and the DIC will display a message: READY FOR FOB 2. 
Additional key fobs can be programmed by taking fob 1 out of the pocket and inserting fob 2. If desired, up to 4 fobs can be programmed. Once 4 fobs have been learned, the DIC will display a message: MAX FOBS LEARNED, and automatically exit the program mode. 
If learning less than 4 key fobs, press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition button to exit the program mode. 
Operate the active portion of each key fob in order to finalize the programming sequence and verify correct system operation. 

Good luck and hope this help's keep me posted, there are 3 other methods and the 5th method is a tech 2 scan tool that the dealer uses but this should work on your year of cadillac. 

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

  • gswier Aug 30, 2011

    There are several things here that are not clear to me. When cycling the key, is it cycling from 'rest' to lock 5 times, or 'rest' to unlock 5 times or unlock to lock 5 times or what? What does "Press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition button" mean? What do I do when "READY FOR FOB 1" appears, do I press a button on the remote? What exactly is the "console pocket"? When it says "Operate the active portion of each key fob in order to finalize the programming sequence", is this done after programming is finished? These may sound like stupid questions to you, but it not real clear to me. I have only one remote and I'd like to add a second remote that I can purchase off the internet. I don't want to screw this up and end up having to pay the outrageous charges the dealer wants for this.

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