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#3 of 12 01 Grand Am GT-window/door lock problem
Sep 29, 2010 (2:51 pm)
I have a problem with the door lock (on the drivers side only-interior) which prevents me from being able to lock the door without using the key or leaning over and locking from passenger side. I don't have a remote so I have to utilize the buttons to lock the doors. The button feels kind of loose and this has been a problem for a few weeks. Now I have just experienced the window (drivers side only) will not roll down - all others work. Anyone have any suggestions on what problem could be? Thanks for your help!
#4 of 12 Re: 01 Grand Am GT-window/door lock problem [lhelfer]
Sep 30, 2010 (5:51 am)
Sounds like the switch under the button may have broke, or the backside of the button itself. Possibly ditto for the window as well, but without some troubleshooting it's hard to say. The window regulator or motor could be out too. Sounds like the door panel may need to come off for some checking....
#5 of 12 Re: 01 Grand Am GT-window/door lock problem [burdawg]
Oct 01, 2010 (11:41 am)
I was afraid of that. The door lock switch is the one that is loose - it still has power to it though and I can unlock doors okay - it is hit or miss if it will lock from inside (doesn't more often than not because it's too wiggly to hit right spot). The window switch is not loose at all - it just suddently quit working like it has no power to it, which made me think it was a fuse at first except the other windows work fine. I appreciate the info
#6 of 12 Re: @001 Grand Am GT Electrical Problems [01grandamchic]
Apr 29, 2011 (7:35 am)
I also have a 2001 Pontiac GrandAm GT, V6. It is having the same electrical problems mentioned "THE EXACT SAME PROBLEMS". Why has there not been a recall on this yet?
#7 of 12 Re: @001 Grand Am GT Electrical Problems [01grandamchic]
Apr 30, 2011 (3:48 pm)
I agree with Burdawg. The problems you are having are so many that your problems have to be related to something central, and a defective BCM could very well be that item. It's also possible that you have a defective ground point somewhere, and it's being effected by vibration or accelleration/deceleration. A loose ground point could very well be what's causing your "SECURITY" light to come on solid while driving.
You REALLY need a shop manual with wiring diagrams to troubleshoot your car. You might try going by a salvage yard and getting a used BCM and try replacing that. Most junk yards around here will let you try something like that to see if it works. I did that with my Monsoon Radio. Good luck.
#8 of 12 Re: 2001 Grand Am GT Electrical Problems [lovemygrandam]
Apr 30, 2011 (4:13 pm)
Yea, I've been writing down a "PLAN OF ACTION" LOL, I'm completely exhausted right now from thinking about what I want to do first. I have a buddy with an '04 GrandAm and has yet to experience the security light of doom, kinda reminds me of the XBOX and "THE RING OF DEATH". Oh well, it looks good with my new head lamp assemblies that I bought for it.
#10 of 12 Received a Phone call back from GM (Pontiac)
May 03, 2011 (12:45 pm)
I was shocked, I actually got a call back from GM about my Grand Am. They assured me that all my problems were being looked in to. Unfortunately like someone had mentioned in a previous post, not enough people actually call or email GM (Pontiac) about their issues they are having and the issues they are having are problems that ALOT of Grand Am owners are having. Also some of these problems people are having with their Grand Am's are not SAFETY issues so they are not considered a priority by GM (Pontiac). This is what I sent to CACPONTIAC.COM;
ALL THIS NEEDS TO BE LOOKED INTO BY GM “PONTIAC”. I HAVE SPENT ALL DAY READING ABOUT THESE PROBLEMS ONLINE AND THE WEBSITE, Pontiac Owner Center | hosted by Yahoo! DOESN’T HELP ANY. PLEASE HELP, WE ALL NO WHAT THE PROBLEMS ARE. I DO ANYWAYS BUT I DON’T HAVE THE KIND OF MONEY THAT THE DEALERSHIP WANTS TO REPAIR SOMETHING FAULTY.
CLARKSVILLE, TN. 37042
Please Read but be advised there is tons more! Thank You.
If you are having the same concerns about your Pontiac Grand Am and you love your car this is the email address you need to send your concers to, CACPONTIAC.COM.
#11 of 12 Received this from PONTIAC,
May 04, 2011 (4:32 am)
date Wed, May 4, 2011 at 1:36 AM
subject Pontiac Consumer Support Team
hide details 1:36 AM (5 hours ago)
Service Request: 71-942840694
Customer Relationship Specialist: Alex
Thank you for contacting the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center. We appreciate you taking the time to write us regarding the theft deterrent concern of your 2001 Pontiac Grand Am.
I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience the issue might have brought you.
Pontiac works to ensure each customer concern is handled in a way that reflects our values and we have carefully reviewed the facts surrounding your case. A review of our records indicates this issue with the theft deterrent system was reviewed fairly and justly and a final resolution was reached.
We do sincerely apologize but we are unable to extend warranty service or cost assistance for the repairs that needs to be performed on your vehicle.
We understand that there may be a point where you won t agree but we hope you understand our position as it relates to the manufacturer's obligation.
Please consider this confirmation of our receipt of your e-mail. In addition, I have added the information you provided to service request number 71-942840694 and I sent a notification to the representative assigned to your file.
If you should need to contact us in the future, simply reply to this message or call our Pontiac Customer Assistance Center at 1-800- 762-2737. Customer Relationship Specialists are available Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
Again, thank you for contacting Pontiac.
The Pontiac Consumer Support Team
Jan 29, 2012 (7:15 pm)
i have had the exact same problem with my wifes 2001 gt. the light on the mirror problem and the passlock issue started first in about 2005. the passlock problem only happened when i used the keyless entry system. when i stopped using the remote and just the key the car stared every time but the security light has been on since ( about 6 years ) and never a starting issue unless someone locked the car with the remote. the door locks started about 2 years ago and the chime for the doors open about 2 years ago. if anyone has any ideas please share! the car was off the road for two years but i am now trying to get it back on the road for my kids. any help is appreciated