Last post on Dec 06, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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Pontiac Grand Am, Security System, Sedan
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For those experiencing the security passlock problem, please see long-time member lovemygrandam's GM Security Passlock Fix tutorial.
#1191 of 1286 Re: pontiac grand am will not relearn security [orogle]
Dec 27, 2012 (6:08 pm)
Beat's me what that wire is for. It's not shown on my 2002 Grand Am BCM wiring diagrams. I never noticed it when I removed my BCM. I'm assuming it's not connected to one of the three connectors???
#1192 of 1286 Re: pontiac grand am will not relearn security [lovemygrandam]
Dec 28, 2012 (4:02 am)
no one seems to know. Here is a pic of it on ebay.
small wire with a flat piece of plastic on the end of it. Doesn't look like it would snap into anything its smooth. No clip to hold it. And yet it is attached to the bcm so there must be a reason. Guess I will forgetaboutit hhehhe.
I have another problem which probably should be in a new post but:
Last week I went to start the car and there was darkness in the garage, the dome light wasn't on, turning the key produced no dash lights and the car wouldn't start.
put on the multimeter to test voltage on the battery and it was fully charged.
got out of car went into house
went back to garage, the door was locked so unlocked door and when I opened it the dome light was on, the dash lights lit when turned the key and it started.
went to the store a few days later and left the car unlocked
and when I tried to start the car once again no power.
Got out of the car and locked and unlocked the door with the key because I had no idea of what to do and no power still.
Turned the headlight switch and had headlights and then dash lights and it started. I was surprised when the headlights came on.
no security light flashing either time, just no power.
Dec 30, 2012 (12:41 pm)
would anyone know where the passlock wire is on the ignition of a 2002 grand prix, the 2002 3.8 is different from all the other models ive looked through
Dec 30, 2012 (12:49 pm)
id like to by pass the passlock but cant locate the wires i hav the whole dash apart and steering colum so i should be able to find it, i hav a white and black striped wire and solid black on one little clip and another with a light green and peach with other various other bundles anyone that has the same please help
#1195 of 1286 I think i have a passlock issue HELP
Feb 15, 2013 (10:47 am)
Hi. Hope some one can help me out.
I have a 2003 pontiac grand am. Car start a day before but now it just turn and won't start. I did the 10 min thing and the learning procedure but still no luck.
My car security light is lid and stay lid when the key is turn to the ON position. After 10-15 minute in the "ON" position, the security light remains lid. shouldn't it turned off?
I also try the learning procedure.... Turn the key on...then turn to crank the ignition..won't start. The security light goes off when its back to the "ON " position. Should the light stay lid?
Just a note ...My security light does not flashes. Any suggestions?
#1196 of 1286 Re: I think i have a passlock issue HELP [sam20777]
Feb 15, 2013 (12:01 pm)
did u turn the key all the way back past the off position after reseting the passlock
#1197 of 1286 Re: I think i have a passlock issue HELP [sam20777]
Feb 15, 2013 (1:28 pm)
Go to http://bergerweb.net/PasslockFix
There are some tips at the bottom of that article on troubleshooting your system. It sounds like you might have a short or an open in one of the wires between the passlock module and the BCM. Good luck.
#1198 of 1286 Re: I think i have a passlock issue HELP [sam20777]
Feb 15, 2013 (4:15 pm)
My 2004 Alero which uses the same parts had an issue with the ignition switch. You could actually pull out the key with the engine running. The switch was replaced a few months ago and no problems since. Could be a pass lock problem along with a BCM under the glove box.
#1199 of 1286 Re: I think i have a passlock issue HELP [jlsumme]
Feb 17, 2013 (7:16 pm)
I don't think I would have gone to the expense of replacing the ignition switch just because I could pull the key out of the ignition. Many cars in the 50's and 60's were manufactured that way. Even so, this would have nothing to do with passlock, since this is a mechanical function, not electrical.
#1200 of 1286 Re: I think i have a passlock issue HELP [lovemygrandam]
Feb 18, 2013 (8:10 am)
In the 2004 alero it has the pass lock 2 witch does not have the sensor on the key. It instead has the sensor in the ignition switch assembly and when the tumblers or something else inside the switch get really loose or worn the sensor does not send the correct resistance to the bcm which in turn shuts down the fuel injectors.