Question about 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT
I am currently in the process of fixing two 1999 Pontiac Grand Am's. There is a small magnet in the ignition switch that goes screwy for one reason or another. Most of the vehicles that year did not come with the "chipped" keys as Lobsterman described above. For those of you who do not have a chipped key there is still a magnet in your key that activates the small maganet in the ignition. You can buy the 40 ignition module from Advance Auto Parts or Auto Zone for $40 that you have to install before Installing a remote start. It comes with instructions and is a fairly simple fix.
Posted on Jun 06, 2009
I had the same problem ended up replacing the ignition, and problem solved, not an extremely costly thing 80 bucks i think it was
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
I can't really send you the information on how to bypass the antitheft system. It would be defeating the purpose of the antitheft for everyone else that has it in thier car. But. You have a couple of choices. Bring the car to a dealer and have them fix it properly or, bring it to a car audio/electronics place that installs remote car starters and have them bypass the antitheft (probably cheaper option).
On your key there should be a black square with a silver piece in the center. That's the antitheft part. Check to see if its clean and not worn down. Or the contacts inside the key cylinder (ignition) could be worn down, if so, it needs to be replaced. When starting wiggle the key abit, it may take a few tries because of the 'timing' of when the antitheft system actually 'checks' the key.
You can get a new key made by a place that knows about the chip in the key, it's not exactly new technology so most places that can make keys should know about it. I suppose you could also hit the steering wheel repeatidly at the same time that your turning the key while your trying to start the vehicle. But you probably did that by now in frustration.
If there's no black square with silver piece in the key then there's some type of aftermarket antitheft system that's malfunctioning.
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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