Question about 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE
Well here is one of the main things to look into. Is the ignition switch its self contains a special chip in it. That recognizes the key you stick in it, so if you get a key copied from a place other then manufacturer and try using it, it will not work. Sometimes dirt gets in there and causes the sensor to malfunction. Some people have had success cleaning it. Also could be that its just very old and has had its fair share of use. I'd recommend replacing it because this matter just seems to get worse. I have had the same problem in the past and it was causing the security light to come on. Replaced it and havn't had a problem since.
The reason why the sensor is there is to keep people from breaking in cars and cutting the ignition switch off and hot wiring it. It is part of the passkey security. The computer verifys the sensor information. If all is well will start successfully. People installing car alarms should be aware of the passkey security.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
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