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Security system my security light is on & car will not start I tried tuning the ignition on for ten minutes & turning it off for 10 seconds three times and tried to start it on the fourth , still would not start, as the mechanic at dealer ship instructed

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    have it towed in and the PASS KEY system repaired. Only the dealer has the tools and manuals to do this.

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If you look on the net under Grand Am passlock there will be several diagram on how to bypass the system. I do not remember all the steps but I do know that the wires for the system are behind your radio and you will cut the yellow one and soder resistors which are not very costly 99 cents if you are a do it yourselfer. My husband just had to do this for our 2001 grand am sorry I no longer have the diagram but you can get it several places on the web

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