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Steering column there is a button on the underside of my steering colum (center) i was wandering what this is for. i just had my passlock wiring fixed, the car started fine three times. the fourth time i had the same starting problem and the theft system light came on. i looked under the steering column and saw a small access cover that i removed. under the access panel there is a small button. I pushed the button and the car started normally with no theft system light. is this switch a reset for the passlock system? if not what is it for? (fuel pump reset?)

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  • markogburn Sep 22, 2008

    i do still have my manual; it doesn't help at all with the passlock, or button. the manual just says to take the car to the dealer. i am curious what that little button is for. and yes it would be self defeating to reset the passlock, but why did the car start properly and the warning light go off?

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If you no longer have your owner's manual, you can download a copy here:
http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/BUICK/SKYLARK%201997

I doubt if that button somehow bypasses or resets the alarm, that would be kind of self-defeating.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison Sep 22, 2008

    If you can discover the purpose of that mysterious button, you might post it back here in case another owner is experiencing the same problem.
    Heck, I'd like to know too :-)  

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