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Re: I NEED TO RESET MY 2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA
You will have to pull the steering wheel off and then the turn signal switch, under that is a release pin to remove the lock cylinder. Since you will have to remove the airbag on the wheel obtain and follow exactly the disarming instructions for the airbag system, if it goes off because it was not disarmed then very serious injury can result.
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I'm going to go ahead and assume that you are using the right key. Chances are that you need to replace the lock cylinder. Keep in mind that your vehicle may have an electronic ignition setup where there is a computer chip in your key that the vehicle recognizes. Only certain keys will have this chip. Also, if you replace the lock cylinder you may have to have the system reprogrammed.
i would say when the person broke into your car they set off the security system which stops the car from starting, the way to reset the security is to put your key into the ignition turn the key until all the dash lights come on and let them stay on about 15 minutes after the 15 minutes have expired turn the key off and wait about 3 seconds and then your car should start. hope this helps.
Hi... Yoou will need to program the new Ignition lock cylinder.
This vehicle use a Theft Deterrent system....
The passlock sensor Is part of the cylinder assemble
Some times this prosses need to be done more than one time.
If the first FAIL..
Here is the prosses to program the new cylinder.
Be sure to have a good battery, or use a battery charged during the prosses..
Remove the old Ignition switch. Install the new Ignition switch. with the new Passlock sensor. Turn the key to on position and try to start a few senconds. them leave the key on run position. For 10 minutes and NOT more than 11 minutes. Them turn the key to OFF position for exactly 30 seconds. Them turn the key to Run position 10 minutes or 11. them turn back the key to OFF position for 30 seconds. Them turn the key to Run position 10 minutes or 11, Turn the key to OFF position and wait 1 minute, them try to start the vehicle. If the car start you are DONE. But if Not Letme know to give you more information.
Even if you bypassed the switch, your steering would remain locked. In order to determine what is wrong with it, (other than the obvious) It will need to be taken apart. You will need a manual (such as Haynes, chilton etc) in order to do this safely and correctly.
Pop off the black ring around ignition lock small screwdriver willl do. Remove dashboard plastic to expose 2 bolts holding ignition assy. Can be tedious. IF you can turn the key turn it to Start. In the plastic housing there's a 1/4 by 3/8 hole. push in a screwdriver which will push in a button on ignition cylinder and allow you to slide it out. The hole is located at 4 o'clock if we agree that the 2 wiring harness plugs are at 6 o clock and its 1 and 1/4 inches below the face of ignition cylinder. If you dont feel that the screwdriver is pushing in that "button" rotate your key until it does. Then just slide the cylinder out.
the new cylinder's key has a different code, so the anti-theft module has to reset to accept that code, with the old cylinder u could program extra keys as long as u had one key that worked, but since that is not the case with a new lock cylinder I think u are stuck with taking it to the dealer, any GM dealer can do this job, call around and try to get a lower estimate. Before having it towed try this work around I found on a car thread on this issue:
1) Put the key in the ignition and turn to the "ON" position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the key and take it out. Repeat this process (2) more times (3 times, 30 minutes total) This should reset the passlock system to recognize your key. Not sure this will work but it is worth a try.
TURN IGNITION KEY TO ON POSITION THEN BACK TO OFF 3 TIMES 3RD TIME
LEAVE IT IN ON POSITON THEN DEPRESS GAS PETAL TO FLOOR 3 TIMES. TURN
KEY OFF SHOULD BE RESET
On my 2005 impala you turn the ignition on and turn the radio
off. Push down the tune nob until settings is displayed on the radio.
Push the seek button until you see oil life. Push the next button on
the radio until you see the word reset then push the tune nob again.
this will reset the oil timer on the car and change oil light should