Seville Gold Keys
The Cadillac Seville was offered by Cadillac from 1975 to 2004 as a sporty alternative to the very large, luxury sedans that Cadillac had
been offering. There were five generations of Sevilles.
The first generation Seville had a V8 in a rear-wheel drive configuration, using chassis components from the X-body platform (also used for the Chevy Nova). In 1980 the Seville was offered on a new front-wheel drive platform that was shared with other GM models. Efforts to improve fuel economy with diesel engines and cylinder deactivation during this period were not successful. The third generation Seville was introduced in the1986 model year in a front wheel drive configuration and body frame integral (BFI) design. Fuel economy and agility were improved at the expense of the distinctive exterior design. The fourth generation Seville was introduced in 1992 with a new, more distinctive design. The introduction was quickly followed by the addition of the Northstar V8 in 1993. The fifth generation was a continued evolution of the 4th generation car.
The Cadillac Seville used a variety of keys over the years. Prior to 1987, ‘A’ and ‘J’ keys were used for the ignition with ‘B’ and ‘K’ keys used for the door, trunk, and glovebox. The ignition key in 1987-1988 was a ‘C’ key, but a VATS ignition key was used from 1989 to 1996. The door/trunk/glovebox key was a ‘D’ key in 1987-1990, but switched to an ‘H’ key from the 1991 to 1996 model years. The Seville switched to a different key system in 1997. None of the keys from 1997 to 2004 were offered in Gold.
Seville Ignition Key for 1987 to 1988
Ignition: ‘C’ Key
Seville Ignition Key for 1989 to 1996
Ignition: VATS – see the Gold Key Guideto determine which VATS key you need.
Seville Door, Trunk, Glovebox Key for 1987 to 1990
Door/Trunk/Glovebox: ‘D’ Key
Seville Door, Trunk, Glovebox Key for 1991-1996
Door/Trunk/Glovebox: ‘H’ Key