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Pontiac Grand Am, Security System, Sedan
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#1181 of 1286 Re: pontiac grand am will not relearn security [lovemygrandam]
Dec 25, 2012 (5:58 pm)
sorry for not being clear....it was the bcm that had a hidden screw. actually you could see a metal plate with a screw in open site in the glove box area that had to be removed. Then there was more recessed down and to the left that had to come out also. Four screws total. The bcm actually came out when I was trying to unplug the center connector. No corrosion found.
I bought another package the other day and: it says 22 kohm. I thought it said 2.2 kohm. And I thought i was being careful not to get 2.2mohmn heheheh.
I am thinking/hoping you have solved my problem.
Will revisit radio shack and get the right one. My problem is I am color blind inside but I can see most colors outside ok.
This is a relief for me
Now it totally makes sense why this isn't working.
thanks for your help
#1182 of 1286 Re: pontiac grand am will not relearn security [lovemygrandam]
Dec 26, 2012 (11:45 am)
The car is now running.
I am so thankful for :
Your great website
Your posting replies even on the holidays.
Dec 26, 2012 (12:24 pm)
cant find the bcm anywhere on 2002 grand am, found something like it on left side of car kinda above the hood latch but it only has 2 plug ins not 3. i should also add my security light comes on and blinks when opening and closing door, car starts and runs fine scared to drive it because ive had to tow it several times once with a tow truck and twice with a friend and tow rope. before the light was on solid all the time now only comes on when door is open and blinks. want to check to if corrison has anything to with it on the bcm but cant seem to find the unit. in all reality im kinda lost in this situation so i thought i would just put in a resiter,anyone know where the bcm is at on a 2002 pontiac GT
#1184 of 1286 Re: looking [firstwatchman]
Dec 26, 2012 (1:08 pm)
click on home page
Click on left side where it says no solder method and be careful you get the right resistor. 2.2 kohm and not 22 kohm like I did hehehe.
best info you can get and it shows the bcm under the glove box.
Dec 26, 2012 (3:30 pm)
ive been there but my bcm is dirrerent ,it on the left side of the car and it doesnt hav the 3 wire plug ins only 2 and i dont hav the 3 wires going along side radio compartment
#1186 of 1286 bcm grey wire
Dec 26, 2012 (3:42 pm)
removed center plug on bcm and the grey wire came loose. The wire that comes attached to the bcm . What does that wire do and how is it attached. I remember seeing some tape over the wire but didn't pay enough attention.
can you drive the car with it loose?
#1187 of 1286 Re: looking [firstwatchman]
Dec 26, 2012 (4:34 pm)
The BCM is mounted just below the glove box behind a dashboard lower panel that can be removed. One screw and a push fastener hold the panel in place. Go to...
http://www.bergerweb.net/PasslockFix/index.shtml. Scroll down near the end of the page to see how to get to the BCM.
#1188 of 1286 Re: pontiac grand am will not relearn security [orogle]
Dec 26, 2012 (4:47 pm)
Thanks to your own perserverence, you were able to help solve your situation by posting back with your observations. I winder how many people give up she they don't succeed the first time. Posting back your ohmmeter readings was the key. Glad you we we successful.
#1189 of 1286 Re: pontiac grand am will not relearn security [lovemygrandam]
Dec 27, 2012 (7:36 am)
Gee, judging by the number of typos in the above message, I better refrain from trying to post messages from my tablet. I hate these tiny keyboards!!!!!
#1190 of 1286 Re: pontiac grand am will not relearn security [lovemygrandam]
Dec 27, 2012 (7:54 am)
Heheheh I thought maybe it was because of a little "celebrating" of sorts.
oh, just in case you didn't see it: can you tell me what the wire does that is connected to the bcm. I called a chevy dealer and a buick dealer and asked the service dept but neither of them had a clue.
I noticed that it was attached to the well wall and held by some tape that was coming undone but didn't pay enough attention and certainly didn't see it actually plugged into anything. There isn't anything to unscrew to remove it.
looked at a new gm part on ebay and it was the same single wire coming out of the bcm. Searched the internet for hours trying to find out what that wire did. No reference to it at all. Kinda reminds me of the wire hanging down on my electric door opener. Each one I have had has a wire but it is never attached to anything.
Does that wire have a purpose? Heheheh must be good for something.