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How to reset anti-theft switch on Pontiac g5 - 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

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hi , not necessarily , did you replace the key and tumbler , or the ignition switch (electrical part) ? there is a password relearn procedure , attempt to start the vehicle , leave ignition on until THEFT SYSTEM indicator turns off , (approximetly 10 minutes) , turn ignition switch off , attempt to start vehicle , if vehicle starts , password has been learned ... if password does not relearn , i can post some diagnostic procedures .


Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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Try this first, it takes about 30 min to do. 30-Minute Learn Procedure 1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF. 2. Attempt to start the engine, then release the key to ON; the vehicle will not start. 3. Observe the SECURITY tell tale light. After approximately 10 minutes, the light will turn OFF. 4. Turn OFF the ignition switch, and wait 5 seconds. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 - two more times - for a total of 3 cycles of 10 minutes. 3x10 = 30 minutes. The vehicle is now ready to relearn the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or passwords on the next ignition switch turn from OFF to CRANK Important: Turn the Ignition Switch OFF. The vehicle learns the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to start the vehicle. 6. Start the engine. The vehicle has now learned the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password. 7. With a scan tool, clear any DTCs if needed. History DTCs will self clear after 100 ignition cycles. Without a scan tool you may have momentary starter interruptions while history clears itself. Good luck and hope this helps, keep me posted, be glad to help

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Pontiac Grand AM V6 Anti-Theft Activated

Had similar problem that is a seemingly impossible to bypass (tried 1500 ohm resistor and still could not match the electrical current in the anti-thefy system) so standard pice wont work. But if u swich the whole lock cylinder from another grand am it should work becuase it has the same electrical current is flowing wich needs to be active at all times for the car not to shut off right away (there is no chip in the key at all)

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: anti theft lock on pontiac grand am need code!!

on most hondas you have to pull the radio and get the code of the back then call the dealer, however I am pretty sure on that car you just write down the vin number and call the dealer I emphasize on call so they dont charge you

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I reset the anti-theft system on my 2000

disconnect the negative battery cable for about three minutes, replace, put key in ignition and turn it on, DO NOT START CAR, turn it off, remove key, reinsert key and start car

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To fix your problem Fix what they ripped out first. You can get the key/lockset and ignition switch at parts stores. Fix wiring also if needed. After it is back to normal. Do a relearn for the key. Put a battery charger on the battery( you don't want it to go below 8 volts). Turn the key on for ten minutes, off for thirty seconds. Three times. Then try to start. If the voltage gets to low or you hit the starter at any time, you have to start over. This will reprogram passlock III keys to the security.

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Now with transponder key both tumbler key cylinder and key must match no prob there they already do

The problem is it must relearn the key and the valet switch there is online manuals for this for g5 not nessassary to go to dealer
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Try battery disconnect five minutes mine did same thing had to pull battery
For five when dead start more than three times in 30 second period your system goes in lock down anti theft
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