Question about 2001 Pontiac Aztek
It acts like the battery is dead but If I reseat the ignition and crank fuses and wait a few minutes I can turn the ignition back and get the key out. Also the lights inside the car and dash come back on. However if I try to start it again it won't even turn over. The key is stuck again and the only light that will turn on is the service engine light. I tried 2 different keys so it is not security chip in the keys. Key sometimes cannot be removed from the ignition. Will not turn to the off position. Have had in for repair and a loose wire was found but is now doing it again. If I move shift lever from D to P or wait awhile I can remove the key
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is the security chips in the keys. Has this car been wrecked? Was this car made in Mexico? GM had the bright Idea of creating a security system that would do exactly this, I know on cars made in Mexico (like the HHR) You can reset the power and get the key back out, but vehicle will have to be reprogrammed with the master key. This involves turning the key from off to run position without ever going past run (i.e. start position) leave key in this position for 30 minutes. Turn key back to off for 30 seconds then back to run for 30 minutes. repeat this step three times. the last time, after 3rd 30 minute period, turn key off for 30 seconds and then try to crank. Please note this only works if the original master key is being used. You can then reprogram the second key following a similar sequence, only master key that is working has to be inserted to let alarm system know that vehicle is not being stolen only that you are trying to reprogram a key. If original master key is not being used then vehicle has to be taken to the GM dealership to program keys and possible key module replacement.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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