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Cadillac Gold VATS Key - for Select Cadillac Models 1989-2003

Cadillac Gold VATS Key - for Select Cadillac Models 1989-2003

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Cadillac Gold VATS Key for select Cadillac models 1989-2003.

This is a NOS (New Original Stock) Gold Key blank with the Cadillac Wreath & Crest on both sides of the head. This blank has real, 24K gold plating. It was made in the USA in the 1980's. 


The Gold VATS ignition key is identified by a square key head and a small black VATS chip that is embedded into the shaft of the key. This key blank can be cut at any hardware store or home goods store to match your existing ignition key.


There were 15 different VATS ignition keys were originally produced. They are all visually identical. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER A KEY IF YOU HAVE NOT MEASURED THE ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE (IN OHMS) OF YOUR CURRENT KEY. If you have questions or need help, please ask. 


In order to determine which VATS key you need, you'll need to measure the electrical resistance value of the pellet in your current key (in ohms) with an electrical meter, called a multimeter. If you don't have an electrical meter, you might ask for help from a friend or from the Parts Department at your local Cadillac dealer.  There is a VATS chart included with the media for this page. The chart lists the minimum, design target, and maximum resistance values for each VATS key. 


The VATS ignition key was used for select Cadillac models from 1989 to 2003  (see the chart for specific applications).


Note about Cadillac Gold Blank VATS Key:

Cadillac Gold VATS Keys are increasingly rare. Many are no longer available. If the correct VATS key is no longer available, a 'blank' VATS is available so that you can build your own. If you purchase a blank VATS key, you will need to transplant the VATS chip from another (silver) working key into the blank Gold VATS key. DO NOT TRANSPLANT  THE CHIP IF YOU ONLY HAVE A SINGLE WORKING KEY.

If you have questions, or need help, please ask.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Anthony Kaay
Golden service and product.

Cut yesterday, works perfectly.

bob noiseux
Good seller.

Product promptly shipped and exactly as advertised. Product worked well. Thanks.

2 Gold keys to Finland

Fast and friendly service! Keys arrived to my door within a week after purchase and that is all the way to Finland! I can highly recommend this company!

Aaron Edwards
Excellent product and services.

Ordered a #12 vats key. Came in quick, was a brand new old stock gym key in the package exactly as described. Got it cut to match my dummy key when I changed out the tumbler and works like new. Thanks!

Charles Morgan
The key was as described. Good communication. Fast shipment

The key was fine but It was not the right one which is my fault. I am looking for a #11 key if you have any in stock?