Question about 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE
These cars had a tendency to "lose" the password for the theft deterrent system. Your body control module doesnt understand your key, therefore tells your pcm to discountinue fuel supply. To reprogram the system, start the engine and let it stall. Leave the key in the run position. The theft light should flash for 10 minutes. When the light stops flashing, Turn the ignition off for 10 seconds. Turn the ignition back to the run position. This procedure tells the BCM that on the next ignition cycle, to accept the new password. Now, it should start. If not, it may require the clearing of the code, and possibly the reprogramming of the PCM, which needs to be done with a dealer scan tool or equivilant.
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Oct 21, 2013 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Am
Theft Deterrent Fuel Disable Signal Received
Perform the Powertrain Onboard Diagnostic System CheckPassword Learn Procedure - Attempt to start the vehicle (leave the ignition "on"). The Theft System telltale will flash for 4 seconds and then remain "on" for 10 minutes. Theft System Learn Mode will display Disabled on the Scan ToolTurn the ignition "off" after the Theft System telltale goes "out".Repeat steps 1 and 2 two more times. After the Theft System telltale turns "off" on the 3rd key cycle, and Theft System Learn Mode will display Enabled on the Scan Tool, attempt to start the engine. Once the engine starts the password is learned.
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