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2004 - 2009 Cadillac XLR: Service Bulletin: 118 Error When Attempting To Configure OnStar, Use TBT, Or Other Data Services After 15-08-44-001 Upgrade

#PIT5484A: 118 Error When Attempting To Configure OnStar, Use TBT, Or Other Data Services After 15-08-44-001 Upgrade - (Mar 1, 2016)

Subject: 118 Error When Attempting To Configure OnStar, Use TBT, Or Other Data Services After 15-08-44-001 Upgrade
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This PI was superseded to update Condition/Concern. Please discard PIT5484.


Condition/Concern

Dealers may report that OnStar is unable to configure the vehicle after the OnStar 15-08-44-001 upgrade. OnStar receives a 118 error when attempting to configure the vehicle. Dealers should receive a sheet with the kit that provides steps to assist with handling this error.

Additional symptoms related to the 118 error may be noticed including:

  • OnStar unable to Download Turn By Turn directions
  • OnStar Data Services inoperative (remote unlock, flash lights, etc)
  • Long connect times when attempting to connect to OnStar

Please complete the steps in list B, if you experience any of these additional above conditions.

Important: -Additional Set-up Instructions

During the blue button call, the OnStar advisor may tell you that the vehicle cannot be configured. This occurs because the new module is not connecting to the preferred network.

If this occurs, please follow these steps:

  1. After talking to OnStar through the blue button, leave the vehicle powered up for 10 minutes for the cellular network to update.
  2. Turn off the vehicle.
  3. Cancel RAP (open the driver door).
  4. Disconnect the vehicle battery.
  5. Wait for 5 minutes.
  6. Reconnect the vehicle battery.
  7. Press the blue button again to contact an advisor and attempt another configuration.
  8. Verify that the configuration was successful.

If there are still configuration issues, please contact the OnStar Technical Assistance Centre for assistance.

List B: Re-establishing a Packet Data connection with the Cell Carrier

  1. Connect to OnStar and verify the concern.
  2. Turn off the vehicle.
  3. Cancel RAP (open the driver door).
  4. Disconnect the vehicle battery
  5. Wait for 5 minutes.
  6. Reconnect the vehicle battery.
  7. Let the vehicle run outside for 5 min.
  8. Press the OnStar button and connect to an advisor and test operation of Vehicle Data Services and/or TBT operation.
Recommendation/Instructions
If the concern is still present after performing the steps provided, it may be necessary to drive the vehicle into a metro area and retest. If the vehicle is already in a metro area and exhibits this concern, it may be necessary to drive the vehicle 2 Kilometers in each direction of the dealer to allow the OnStar system to connect to a tower and establish a Packet Data connection. If packet Data still cannot be established, install the OnStar test antenna and retest operation after letting the vehicle run outside for 5 minutes.
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