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
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 16, 2016 | Cars & Trucks
Jan 15, 2015 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala
Dec 01, 2010 | 2000 Hyundai Accent
Sep 14, 2010 | Saturn SL1 Cars & Trucks
Apr 24, 2010 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
Jul 11, 2009 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva
May 23, 2009 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE
May 15, 2009 | 2003 Oldsmobile Alero
Mar 08, 2009 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Am
Jul 10, 2015 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE
150 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: