Question about 1999 Pontiac Sunfire
The ignition switch will not turn all the way off to the left, but the key still comes out. it turns the engine off but leaves the problem lights on the dash & runs the battery down ..we are having to disconnect the battery every time to get it to turn off all the way. also you can start the car with out a key in the ignition.
Not sure but you may neen to replace you ingnition switch just have some one that knows cars check it out and than you will know it is that or something else...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2001 pontiac sunfire wont start
I have had the exact same problem. There is an ignition lock that probably went off. There is a fuse box under the hood. The fuse that says ignition on it pull it out and put it back in. This should reset the ignition lock. Its a safety feature because the car thinks that someone was trying to tamper with it.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
Starter solenoid , or wire that leads to it.
Also , if standard transmission , may be the switch on clutch pedal is intermitant.
Engine won't turn over unless it thinks you have your foot on the clutch.
Posted on May 05, 2009
It is the security chips in the keys. Has this car been wrecked? Was this car made in Mexico? GM had the bright Idea of creating a security system that would do exactly this, I know on cars made in Mexico (like the HHR) You can reset the power and get the key back out, but vehicle will have to be reprogrammed with the master key. This involves turning the key from off to run position without ever going past run (i.e. start position) leave key in this position for 30 minutes. Turn key back to off for 30 seconds then back to run for 30 minutes. repeat this step three times. the last time, after 3rd 30 minute period, turn key off for 30 seconds and then try to crank. Please note this only works if the original master key is being used. You can then reprogram the second key following a similar sequence, only master key that is working has to be inserted to let alarm system know that vehicle is not being stolen only that you are trying to reprogram a key. If original master key is not being used then vehicle has to be taken to the GM dealership to program keys and possible key module replacement.
Posted on May 30, 2009
SOURCE: Flashing Theft Sytem
i have a 1997 pontiac grand am and it did the same thing when you go to start car and it won't start after 3 trys you have to turn the key to the on postion and let it set for 11 min no more then 11 min then turn it off and count to 30 then it should start. there is no way to go around this wiring .i have asked everybody also if you disconect the battery for a while and hook it back up that might reset the computer and that will work that is what fixed mine for now its been 6 months and hasn't done i sense
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
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