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Pontiac Grand Am, Security System, Sedan
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#343 of 1286 Security Issues??
Apr 27, 2008 (5:53 pm)
I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. I have been having some of the problems I have seen described with the Passlock system....car not starting and then having to wait 10 minutes for the security light to stop flashing so that the care will start.
Today I washed my car, then I started it and moved it and it didn't want to start back. The little red light which is located on the left hand side by the panel where you turn on your headlights started flashing. Once I finally got the car to start the light continues to flash and the hazard lights and all the interior dash lights flash. What is going on!! I assume that there is some kind of security issue, but I can find no where in the manuel of how to reset it.
#344 of 1286 Re: Security Issues?? [cmk3]
Apr 28, 2008 (7:15 am)
There's been some reports of moisture/corrosion in the PCM connector. Since you just washed it this may be something to check.
May 01, 2008 (4:31 pm)
i have bypassed the anti theft with a pljx bypass its suppose to by pass i still have no fire to plugs no fuel on the rails and no fire to starter but the car will turn over and over but will not crank any suggestions
#346 of 1286 installing remote starter
May 04, 2008 (3:06 pm)
i just bought a remote starter and got everything installed but the starter part. so what i wanted to know was is there anyway i can bypass the passlock stuff so i can use the remote starter i have a 99 grand am se. any help would be nice cause i dont want to buy a bypass computer and wanted to know if there is any other way to get around thank you
#347 of 1286 Re: installing remote starter [sk8erboi]
May 04, 2008 (3:37 pm)
Follow links at Ray Corri's post, # 56, supra.
#348 of 1286 Re: installing remote starter [nobullchitbids]
May 04, 2008 (4:02 pm)
are u tellin me to just cut the wire and then wire the remote starter in or find the passlock module and do that. i read it like 20 times and i am not sure which i should do
#349 of 1286 Re: installing remote starter [sk8erboi]
May 04, 2008 (4:23 pm)
I don't have a remote in mine. I did cut the wire and cut in a toggle -- AFTER I started the car (it MUST be running). I took the instructions from Corri's manual links (scroll up to one of my recents for a reference to my instructions). No problems since.
Corri's manual references are specifically for installing remotes. They speak for themselves. Can't offer more. Sorry.
#350 of 1286 Re: Disable your Passlock! [raycorri]
May 21, 2008 (6:59 pm)
Does this mean that if I suspect that I have passlock problems, such that the car still starts, but there are times when I turn the key and nothing happens, or that it cranks excessively (not to mention that my dealership's computer could not find anything wrong).... the bypass module that I would receive with a remote starter would have no effect and would not help my possible passlock situation at all? What do you mean by intermittent wiring problems?
#351 of 1286 Re: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am problems [poorstudent123]
May 24, 2008 (11:05 am)
I had the same issue when I put a new ignition tumbler switch in. I did this in sequence and the car starts fine now. Mine is a 2002 Grand AM SE.
I turned the key to the on position then back one click and then hit the drivers door unlock button 3 times and then it started and I have not had a problem since. That seems to have reset the security system. Good luck
#352 of 1286 Re: HOW TO MAKE YOUR CAR WORK [burdawg]
May 28, 2008 (5:33 am)
Occasionally the problem has been found to be corrosion in the connector on the BCM (there's no Passlock "computer"), or a problem in the BCM itself.
Can you tell me where the BCM is located so I can check for corrosion? I'm working on a 96 GA.
Thank you for your time.