The car will not start sometimes. We have been told to reset it by turning the key to the on position and wait 10 min. I think it has to do with the security system. How can i bypass the system or just fix the problem?
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Turn off all the accessories in the car, like the ac/heater, radio, etc., then turn on the key to the run position for 20 minutes and the computer resets itself. It should start after that. I have a similar problem and my mechanic told me this and it worked for me. It still happens from time to time but I no longer get stranded for more than 20 minutes and the tow fees savesd are enormous.
turn key to on position (do not start). wait for change oil light to
illuminate. fully depress the gas pedal to the floor 3 times in less
then 5 seconds. wait another ten seconds, then start the car. the light
should be out. good luck!
to reset the check oil light on your car. First put the accelarator pedal to the floor , then while holding down pedal turn the key to the run position without starting vehicle, now quickly pump the accelarator pedal 4 - 5 times and hold pedal to floor on 5th pump. Wait for check oil light to flash then turn off key and remove it . Repeat if neccecary
discovered the hard way- ($85.00 later) Step 1: turn key to "on" position. step 2: open driver door. (security light should be flashing on and off) step 3: wait ten minutes with key in "on position and driver door open. step 4: when 10 minutes is up-(youll know-because security light will have stoped flashing after 10 minutes) close driver door ,turn key to "off" position, then turn key "on" to start. drives me crazy!! I have to do it to mine sometimes 2-5 times a day! GM doesnt have a fuel reset button etc. like fords do.
the security light will flash and disable the fuel injectors preventing the car from starting, if it thinks that it is being stolen. its easy to fix. set the parking brake to turn off the automatic headlights. next turn the key to the on position and wait ten minutes. the security light should stop flashing. then turn the key off and this will reset the security system. it should start immediatly afterwards.
Take off the fuse cover on the drivers side of the dash. there should be a bunch of fuses. in the middle is a red button that says "reset." turn your key to the on position, but DO NOT START. press the reset button until the change oil light blinks, then turn the key back off it should be fine after that. for the 05's theres somthing you have to do with the gas pedal. i think you do the same, by turning the key on but not starting...and then tapping the gas pedal 3 times.