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Pontiac Aztek, Auto Repair, Electrical, Transmission, SUV
#427 of 6762 security lockdown with spare dey in the ignition
Jan 03, 2011 (7:58 am)
My 2001 aztek has completely locked down with the spare key in the ignition and I need to know if anyone can help me figure out how to get the key out and reset the car so I can drive it. And also if anyone knows why it is doing this, I just bought the car used a month ago and no nothing about it
#428 of 6762 Electrical oddities SOLVED!
Jan 28, 2011 (2:36 pm)
Okay folks. I was the one who had to rock my car back and forth to get it to start. After NO parts charge and 400 in labor, they figured it out.
There is a wire in the ignition harness somewhere that is set wrong/crimped. When the car would get hot, it would create a short. Hence, rocking it dislodged the wire long enough to start it.
NO problems at ALL now!
#429 of 6762 Re: aztek 2001 [maureenfreeman]
Mar 14, 2011 (11:35 am)
no did not , sorry but i sold the ##$$ car .
Apr 25, 2011 (9:59 am)
My father was found dead under bizarre circumstances in his Pontiac Aztec. The window had to be broken to get his body out. The car was in a busy traffic lane. It would not start. It was locked. The key was in the ignition. It was not out of fuel. He was in the back seat. He had bruises on his shoulder and foot. His cane was broken. I assume trying to break the window to get out. The police found no evidence of foul play. My concern is the electrical system went into some sort of "lock down mode" and he suffocated in the car on a hot day. I don't want this to happen to anyone else. Can anyone help me find an answer as to how this could happen? I am searching for answers.
#431 of 6762 Re: mystery [maureenfreeman]
Apr 25, 2011 (8:14 pm)
Sorry to hear about your father.
My 2003 Aztek has a problem that is very similar to what you have described. Basically, if the front passenger side door latch is open (or maybe a similar problem that mimics the passenger side door latch being open), then virtually all electricals in the car appear to go into a lock-down mode ... so the car won't start, and the power door locks and virtually anything else electrical stops working. In this case, if you do not have manual door locks or somehow forget about them in the excitement, then the only way out appears to break the windows.
What I have described is an electrical/control problem with the Aztek ... and I believe that it can be fixed by replacing the main control board (BCM or Body Control Module).
May 07, 2011 (9:28 am)
Thank you so much for the information. It will bring closure for my family.
#433 of 6762 service vehical soon light
May 08, 2011 (3:46 pm)
Hi my problem is the service vehical soon light. It keeps coming on. I brought it to a repair shop and they said the code was b1000 and suggested I bring it to the dealer. Can you give me an idea as to where to look for this problem. It's a 2002 astek it just turned 90000 I had water pump and brakes and router replaced 11\2 month ago. Thanks.
#434 of 6762 My service vehicle came on
May 08, 2011 (4:14 pm)
After staring at the $68.00 cost to fill the gas tank ...
..... I FORGOT TO TIGHTEN THAT MONSTER GAS CAP !!
BCM computer still doing off and on things to the IP gages and headlights !!
Just don't have the $$'s to get it repaired yet ... at 129,000 miles maybe I'll only drive it in the daytime.
#435 of 6762 Re: My service vehicle came on [jhlavin]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 08, 2011 (4:16 pm)
How many "drive cycles" have you done since the fill-up? More than three or four?
#436 of 6762 Re: service vehical soon light [cpenet]
May 09, 2011 (1:55 am)
It is most likely the Body Control Module part number 15235418. If you buy it from AC Direct its $175.00 or about $400.00 from the dealer. The dealer will charge you $85.00 to check the car with the Tech2 scan tool to confirm the problem. The service vehicle soon light turns on when you have a problem in the electrical system. Hope this helps. Mike