Cadillac CTS 2007-2014 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Cadillac CTS for the year 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A “DRIVERS INFORMATION CENTER” OR DIC
1. Insert key and turn to ON position so you can access Driver Information Center.
2. Press the vehicle information button until “PRESS TO RELEARN REMOTE KEY” displays
3. Press the set/reset button until “REMOTE KEY LEARNING ACTIVE” displays.
4. Press and hold the lock and unlock buttons on the first keyless remote at the same time for approximately 15 seconds. (On vehicles with memory recall seats, the first remote learned will match driver 1 and the second will match driver 2.)
5. To program additional remotes at this time, repeat step 4. This vehicle can have a maximum of eight remotes programmed.
6. To exit programming mode, turn key off and remove key. Test remote(s).
About Cadillac CTS
What exactly is an American luxury car? For many years, the solution was obvious: body length measured in yards, enough chrome to be seen from space, sofa-on-wheels suspension tuning, and the kind of eye-catching style that made youngsters wave from their bikes on the curb. The 2010 Cadillac CTS, on the other hand, continues to reinvent what an American luxury car can be in the twenty-first century. The CTS, which is both unmistakably American and completely competitive with premium brands from throughout the world, demonstrates that Cadillac’s old “Standard of the World” moniker may have some modern significance.
With competition that values performance and handling but an American background that demands a comfortable ride, the CTS skillfully walks the line between the two (though by how much depends on your suspension choice). Perhaps more crucially, the CTS has the kind of eye-catching style that might entice today’s youngsters away from their Nintendo DS. Inside, the elegant dual-cowl dash contrasts sharply with the spartan cabins of its European counterparts.
A Sport Wagon type (discussed in a separate review) and a 3.0-liter direct-injected V6, which replaces the old 3.6-liter base engine, are new for 2010. The fuel efficiency stays roughly the same, but output has been upped to a robust 270 horsepower, while torque has been reduced to 223 pound-feet (from 252 lb-ft). This entry-level engine does the job for the price, but if you have the extra cash, the 306-hp V6 is still the way to go.
The 2010 Cadillac CTS is the best yet, but it is not without flaws. Though not necessarily representative of all models, a CTS sedan in our long-term test fleet revealed variable build quality and vexing electrical glitches. The CTS’s uncomfortable driving position and poor rear visibility may potentially be deal breakers for some drivers. The handling is also not as sharp as that of rival performance sedans such as the Acura TL SH-AWD, Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Meanwhile, Hyundai’s Genesis delivers comparable levels of luxury at a lower price.
There’s certainly a lot to think about in this luxury market. Cadillac’s CTS is a significant step in the right direction. Consumers looking for an entry-level luxury sedan will undoubtedly consider it, especially if the concept of owning a modern American luxury automobile appeals to them.
The Cadillac CTS is a five-passenger midsize luxury vehicle for 2010. 3.0 basic, 3.0 Luxury, 3.0 Performance, 3.6 Performance, and 3.6 Luxury are the trim levels.
17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, premium vinyl “leatherette” upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and an eight-speaker CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio are all standard on the 3.0.
The 3.0 Luxury model comes with an eight-way power passenger seat, heated front seats, driver memory functions, leather upholstery, a wood-and-leather steering wheel, interior ambient lighting, Bluetooth, and a six-CD changer. The Eco Lux Collection (offered only on the 3.0 Luxury sedan) modifies the car’s aerodynamics and tires to attain 30 miles per gallon on the interstate.
The CTS 3.0 Performance adds 18-inch wheels, performance brakes, an updated FE2 sport-tuned suspension, a limited-slip rear differential, and adaptive HID headlights to the Luxury model. The 3.6 Performance model includes a larger V6 engine and a 10-speaker surround-sound stereo with digital music storage and a USB/iPod audio hookup.
The Luxury Level Two option, which adds rear parking sensors, a split-folding rear seat, heated and cooled front seats, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, keyless ignition/entry, and remote engine start, can be added to the Performance grades. The 3.6 Premium adds a panoramic sunroof (optional on all other CTS variants), a backup camera, and a hard-drive-based navigation system with real-time traffic and weather. Except for the base CTS, the camera and navigation system are optional. On 3.6 models, the 19-inch Summer Tire Performance option includes 19-inch wheels, summer tires, an updated FE3 performance suspension, and increased power steering.