Can not turn key in ignition to the start position.
I was waiting to pick my daughter up at school on Friday, and i would turn the car on for 5 mins to get warm and then turn it off again, i did this maybe 3 times. I also locked the doors using the inside door lock button. when my daughter came out to the car. i unlocked the doors and she got in. When i went to start the car i couldn't get the ignition to the start position. The key would stop at the run position in the ignition. I do have remote start on the car. so from inside the car i locked the doors and started my car, put the key in the ignition and turned it to run, put my car in reverse and the way we went.
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If the security light is hot or flashing when the key is in the on position, most likely the ignition key tumbler housing has failed.
You can try resetting the pass code by turning the ignition switch to the on position (do not crank or start the engine). Leave the key in the on position for 10 minutes. Turn the key to the off position, wait 5 seconds and turn the key to the on position again and leave it on for 10 more minutes. Cycle the key to the off position again for 5 seconds the back on for a final 10 minutes. Once the final 10 minutes is complete, turn to the off position again, wait 5 seconds and now turn the ignition on and to the start position. The pass code has now been reset and it should start. If the reset does not work you will have to change the ignition key tumbler housing that contains the key code resistor.
Try your spare key.It could be that the primary key you have been using needs to be reprogrammed,which can be done by contacting a dealer.Turn the key to the "On" position in order to reset the pass lock system.Wait for fifteen minutes with the key in the "On" position.If the security light disappears, turn the key to the "Accessories" position and wait for a couple of seconds.Turn the key to the "Off" position and take it out from the lock cylinder. Wait a couple of seconds and turn the car on.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Autel MaxiDAS DS708
Try this... turn the key on (just before the start position) for 10 min then off for 5 SECONDS then back on for 10 mins then off for 5 seconds then on for 10 mins then off for 5 secs. I just went thru this with my daughters car. By doing this you reset the computer (and the alarm). If this does not work then I'm sorry.
to reset theft system--turn key to on, leave for about 15 minutes. after 15 min. turn key off, wait 15 seconds. then try to start car. to bypass anti theft system-- all gms===go to site- newrockies.ca/vatsbypass.
System operation System arms 5 seconds after switching ignition OFF. Switch ignition ON. Ensure clock LED illuminates for 3-5 seconds. If LED flashes rapidly at regular intervals for approximately 1 minute, then flashes at irregular intervals: Key code not recognised. Remove key and try again. Programming When System malfunction: LED illuminates for 1 minute, then flashes at irregular intervals. Key(s) added or replaced. NOTE: Replacement keys MUST have blue mark. Keys with red mark are NOT compatible with this system. How NOTE: Programming method using vehicle keys can be deactivated using diagnostic equipment. Obtain 2 programmed keys (A and B). Insert key A into ignition switch. Turn ignition switch to position II. Wait 1 second. Switch ignition OFF. Remove key A. Insert key B into ignition switch within 5 seconds. Turn ignition switch to position II. Wait 1 second. Switch ignition OFF. Remove key B. Within 10 seconds: Insert key to be programmed into ignition switch. Turn ignition switch to position II. Wait 4 seconds. Switch ignition OFF. Wait 5 seconds. Start engine. If engine does not start and clock LED flashes: Switch ignition ON. Wait at least 20 seconds. Switch ignition OFF. Repeat programming procedure. Repeat above procedure to program remaining keys. Keys can also be programmed using diagnostic equipment
The following is the removal of the switch
1. remove the steering column trim covers.
2. disconnect the ignition switch harness connector.
3. turn the switch to the run position
IMPORTANT THE IGNITION SWITCH MUST BE IN THE RUN POSITION DURING REMOVAL IN ORDER TO AVOID DAMAGE TO THE IGNITION SWITCH.
4. remove the switch screws
5. remove the ignition switch from the steering column
if the ignition switch is replaced and a learn procedure is not performed the engine will crank but not start or will start and stall immediately.
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 telltale. after approx 10 min the telltale will turn OFF
4. turn OFF the ignition and wait 5 seconds
5 repeat steps 1-4 two more times for a total of 3 cycles (30 min) the vehicle is now ready to relearn the PASSLOCK sensor data code and or passwords on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK.
IMPORTANT: 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 vehicle the vehicle has now learned the passlock and or password
7. if you have a scan tool clear any codes if needed or disconnect the battery for 30 sec. the history DTC will self clear after 100 ignition cycles.
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make sure the battery is fully charged befor starting
turn ignition to run
attempt to start once then release the key in the run position
let vehicle sit with the key on for ten minutes
the security light should turn off
turn igniton switch off
wait 5 seconds
turn key to run position
let vehicle sit for 10 minutes
turn key off
wait 5 seconds
turn key to run position
let vehicle sit for ten minutes
turn key off
wait more than 6 seconds
and start engine
Take the Original Ignition key out to the car. Get in it and turn the key on. Every light should light up like your going to start it. The factory security light will flash. Leave the ignition on until it stops flashing. Should take about 10-15 min to do it. once it does, shut the key off and then turn it over to start the car.