Question about 1997 Pontiac Sunfire
Trying to locate the valet override button to override the theft system that has shut down my vehicle
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your car is equipped with a system called PASSKEY standard on all GM cars and light trucks, try the following procedure to reset the system, the battery being dead will trigger the system.
PASSKEY LOCKOUT RESET GM CARS 1999 UP
1) Put the key in the ignition and turn to the "ON" position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the key and take it out. Repeat this process (2) more times (3 times, 30 minutes total) This should reset the passlock system to recognize your key.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
Hello oldiro: My name is Roger and I can help. From under the vehicle look up between the transmission and the side of the block. Mid motor above the pan rail there is a bolted in sensor. This should be the crank sensor.It will have two wires plugged in to it. Please rate this answer as this lets us know you received the information you asked for. Should you need further help please just ask. Thank You for using FixYa. Roger
Posted on May 06, 2009
SOURCE: location of crankshaft sensor
Hello mitchoreb: My name is Roger and I will be glad to help with your answer. You will need to raise the vevicle in order to see the sensor. Make sure to use safety stands when ubder the vehicle when raised up.Look in the area behind the oil filter.Just in front of the knock sensor.This will be just above the oil pan rail.The knock sensor is a round sensor with a round plug.The crank sensor should hove a oblong plug. You should have a picture along with this reply. Should you need any further help please just ask. Please rate the answer you received as this way we know you recived helpful information. Thank You for using FixYa.Roger
Posted on May 09, 2009
in the 1996 sunfire GM uses an anti theft lock system. It can be triggered by all sorts of things. In order to relinquish this you must have a key to turn the ignition. These are not coded just plain cut keys. Once you attain this you put the key in and turn the ignition to the ACC position and wait ten minutes (theft lock light will turn off), turn off and take key out. You MUST do this 3 times and then the theft lock will be disarmed.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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