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My 96 grand am was just sent in to the dealer because of a security problem that wouldn't allow the car to start up and run, after it was fixed I had a new cluster put in at the dealer and when I got it back all the lights keep coming on and only the speed gauge works. Any idea what could cause this? And how can I fix it?

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Sounds like the dealer is at fault here for not testing their work before saying the car was done. Maybe the ecu needs reflashing or reprogramming, IDK. I would take it back to them and show them. If they act like "dealers", get ready to complain.

Posted on Jul 26, 2013


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SOURCE: security light on pontiac grand amm 2004 comes on

could be the key or ignition switch

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SOURCE: pontiac 2003 aztec cluster panel not working

GM has a problem with clusters but the government nor GM will do a recall on the clusters. Check ur local yellow pages for a Speedometer fix company , if u cant find one hit me back and I can find one for you.. In Houston we pay $250 for the service.

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SOURCE: 2004 pontiac Grand Am with security passlock starting problems

Unfortunately you are correct, this
vehicle has the PASSLOCK II key
based engine disabling system, and currently it
is engaged. The sensor does not recognize &
retain the passlock reader chip in your ignition
switch any longer.

A bypass is required to circumvent.
If left unchecked, it will lock down the fuel injector
rail (as it has now), and you will need to
tow it in to GM for evaluation, and resetting.
Eventuall, the 10 minute over ride will cease to
work and you will finally be forced to visit
a Pontiac/GM dealer.

But, if you want to just remove this system
from the equation entirelly,
I suggest the PLJX bypass kit to get around
this issue.

This Passlock Bypass Module is designed to momentarilly
allow the engine to remote start by sending a proper
coded pulse to open the fuel rail passlock injector
cut off circuit.

The output from an alarm/remote starter
would then shut down the pulse, once it has detected
the engine has engaged, and preserve the integrity
of the passlock system.

That is it's designed purpose.

However, in your case, this input wire on the PLJX module,
instead of going to a momentary ground pulse from
an alarm/remote starter,
would go to a constant chassis ground, through
the bypass module, grounding out the PASSLOCK.
The PASSLOCK would then always be bypassed as long
as that wire is chassis grounded.

I can not speak about a damaged passlock system,
like if a thief has destroyed it, because I do not
get into this part of GM'S security application.
Coincidence to installing
after market remote starters, this does work on bypassing
passlock in most all GM vehicles,
including your year GM vehicle as well.

Also, this is a self learning, resistor sensing
and adjusting module. Once the VATS wires have been tapped,
you would press the program button to learn,
and it does. The car should then allow start
with any hardware store key.

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SOURCE: Pontiac Grand Prix 94, will not start. Security lighty

try a new ignition switch.

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SOURCE: 1997 Chevy Cavalier Starts and then dies after a few seconds.

when u replaced the computer it tripped the anti-theft system because the code stored in the new computer no longer matched the ignition. when the anti theft system is triggered on a cavalier it allows the car to start

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