Jump to content
CaddyInfo Cadillac Forum

Alarm


MAC

Recommended Posts

My silver Eldorado will chirp and the outside lights will flash when I press the keyless entry to lock it--and when it's unlocked it chirps. But my recently purchased Eldorado locks and unlocks silently without any chirp or flashing lights. Is there a way to program the alarm so the lights will flash when locked? I like to see lights flash because then I know it's locked.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


I just spent some time looking through your owners manual and there is no discussion regarding customization or even what happens when the system arms and disarms. I even went here, sorry I couldnt help http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/cad94rke.html

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just spent some time looking through your owners manual and there is no discussion regarding customization or even what happens when the system arms and disarms. I even went here, sorry I couldnt help http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/cad94rke.html

Thanks for trying--I appreciate it. I just checked the '94 Service Manual and there's nothing about making the alarm chirp and lights flash that I could see. Maybe that was something added by the previous owner. I would be curious to know if anyone else with a '94 Eldorado has a theft deterrent system that chirps and flashes lights when locking and unlocking. My alarm definitely arms, but it does so silently.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As I recall, it has to do with personalization and memory settings, but I don't remember how to change it and can't find a reference. Did you get a separate personalization guide?

Bruce

2016 Cadillac ATS-V gray/black

Follow me on: Twitter Instagram Youtube

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As I recall, it has to do with personalization and memory settings, but I don't remember how to change it and can't find a reference. Did you get a separate personalization guide?

I'll check--I have the Owner's Manual and a couple of other things that shipped with the car. Hopefully, I'll figure it out. Thanks for the suggestion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I trust you know that you can download your manual in PDF format? I was searching your manual extensively using Adobe Acrobat for about 15 minutes and nothing. I am quite surprised that there is no statement regarding the alarm and customization given that you have seen this system work differently on different vehicles. I would say that its possible that one is an aftermarket model, but there would be no reason to do that since the car comes with one. Maybe a tech with TECH2 can enable this feature.

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm just too lazy to look back through past posts.

Maybe you'd care to remind some like me what year the non-silver one is? Or did I miss that in your post?

Regards,

Warren

Posted Image

There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved. - Ludwig von Mises

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm just too lazy to look back through past posts.

Maybe you'd care to remind some like me what year the non-silver one is? Or did I miss that in your post?

Regards,

Warren

I looked back, 94

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm just too lazy to look back through past posts.

Maybe you'd care to remind some like me what year the non-silver one is? Or did I miss that in your post?

Regards,

Warren

I looked back, 94

No one likes a smartass. Do one? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted Image

There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved. - Ludwig von Mises

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm just too lazy to look back through past posts.

Maybe you'd care to remind some like me what year the non-silver one is? Or did I miss that in your post?

Regards,

Warren

I looked back, 94

No one likes a smartass. Do one? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Smartass, I thought I was being helpful :lol:

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm just too lazy to look back through past posts.

Maybe you'd care to remind some like me what year the non-silver one is? Or did I miss that in your post?

Regards,

Warren

I looked back, 94

No one likes a smartass. Do one? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Smartass, I thought I was being helpful :lol:

I never said you weren't smart!

INCOMING! DUCK & COVER!!!!

:P :P :P Warren

Posted Image

There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved. - Ludwig von Mises

Link to comment
Share on other sites

When I bought my 1997 I was asked a lot of questions about what I liked about my RFA, and chirp vs. silent unlock may have been one of the questions. Look in the FSM about how to reprogram a FOB through the overrides in section 8D of the FSM. I didn't see the chirp in mine.

CTS-V_LateralGs_6-2018_tiny.jpg
-- Click Here for CaddyInfo page on "How To" Read Your OBD Codes
-- Click Here for my personal page to download my OBD code list as an Excel file, plus other Cadillac data
-- See my CaddyInfo car blogs: 2011 CTS-V, 1997 ETC
Yes, I was Jims_97_ETC before I changed cars.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

When I bought my 1997 I was asked a lot of questions about what I liked about my RFA, and chirp vs. silent unlock may have been one of the questions. Look in the FSM about how to reprogram a FOB through the overrides in section 8D of the FSM. I didn't see the chirp in mine.

My '98 ETC (perhaps R.I.P.) has the option to change the tell-tale signals when you turn on/off the alarm. How to do it was in the owner's manual.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
When I bought my 1997 I was asked a lot of questions about what I liked about my RFA, and chirp vs. silent unlock may have been one of the questions. Look in the FSM about how to reprogram a FOB through the overrides in section 8D of the FSM. I didn't see the chirp in mine.

My '98 ETC (perhaps R.I.P.) has the option to change the tell-tale signals when you turn on/off the alarm. How to do it was in the owner's manual.

MY 1993 STS DOES THE SAME THING NO LIGHTS FLASH OR NO CHIRP IS THERE ANY WHERE I CAN GO TO GET A OWNERS MANUAL OR CAN I DOWNLOAD THE IMFO OFF OF SOME SITE? THANKS FOR THE HELP??

Link to comment
Share on other sites

When I bought my 1997 I was asked a lot of questions about what I liked about my RFA, and chirp vs. silent unlock may have been one of the questions. Look in the FSM about how to reprogram a FOB through the overrides in section 8D of the FSM. I didn't see the chirp in mine.

My '98 ETC (perhaps R.I.P.) has the option to change the tell-tale signals when you turn on/off the alarm. How to do it was in the owner's manual.

MY 1993 STS DOES THE SAME THING NO LIGHTS FLASH OR NO CHIRP IS THERE ANY WHERE I CAN GO TO GET A OWNERS MANUAL OR CAN I DOWNLOAD THE IMFO OFF OF SOME SITE? THANKS FOR THE HELP??

Yes you can download a searchable PDF here

http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/resources-cad.html#om

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...