DeVille Gold Keys
The Cadillac DeVille was built from 1958 to 2005. There were eight generations of DeVille during it’s 47 year lifespan.
The DeVille was always a large, luxury sedan, but was downsized in 1985 to a front-wheel drive platform. Like many other Cadillac models, the 1985 model was smaller, more-fuel efficient, and more agile, but significantly less distinctive. Styling distinctiveness started to return with the 1994 model. The addition of the Northstar V8 in 1996 added some distinctiveness under the hood. The 2000 model was a continued evolution of the car.
As might be expected, the DeVille used a variety of key systems over it’s 47 year lifespan. Letter keys were introduced in the early 80’s with the ignition using either an ‘A’ or ‘J’ key and the door, trunk, glovebox using either a ‘B’ or ‘K’ key. The DeVille used the ‘C’ ignition key from 1987 to 1989 and the VATS ignition key from 1990 to 1999. The 1987-1990 DeVille used the ‘D’ key for the door/trunk/glovebox. The 1991-1999 DeVille used the ‘H’ key for the door/trunk/glovebox. A new key system was used after 1999. There were no gold keys offered for 1999 and later models.
DeVille Ignition Key for 1987 to 1989
Ignition: ‘C’ Key
DeVille Ignition Key for 1990 to 1999
Ignition: VATS – see the Gold Key Guide to determine which VATS key you need.
DeVille Door/Trunk/Glovebox Key for 1987 to 1990
Door/Trunk/Glovebox: ‘D’ Key
DeVille Door/Trunk/Glovebox Key for 1991 to 1999
Door/Trunk/Glovebox: ‘H’ Key