Question about 1998 Pontiac Sunfire
The cars starts well , but seems something is draining the battery. This is the second battery , first one was brand new .I turned the radio on with car running and it stalled. It started again , but continues to do this.Seems like something is draining the battery but can't find what?
Remove battery leave off for a few hours. good time to give a charge on mains charger, put the battery back on. now put key in ignition and turn to number 2 and leave it on number 2 for 10min or more the light should stay solid on the theft control. turn off ignition then turn back on slowly. the light should not come back on. if it does come back on. take the radio out and check the wires to the radio you can do this while the battery is off... there is a lot of wiring problems on this model so i have found.
Posted on Feb 16, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
turning left and stalling sounds like your power steering pressure switch is bad.as for other problem try unlocking drivers door using the key this should reset the factory alarm. also make sure you didn't miss a wire when reconnecting bat. look for 12gauge red wire near bat. this goes to computer if not connected car will crank but not start.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
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
in this model u have to replace the key lock cylinder by take the old key to the dealer and they will give u the right key lock cylinder .
whats happen is there a small 2 wires build in the k-l-c one of them got cut and u have to replace whall the sit
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
SOURCE: Flashing Theft Sytem
i have a 1997 pontiac grand am and it did the same thing when you go to start car and it won't start after 3 trys you have to turn the key to the on postion and let it set for 11 min no more then 11 min then turn it off and count to 30 then it should start. there is no way to go around this wiring .i have asked everybody also if you disconect the battery for a while and hook it back up that might reset the computer and that will work that is what fixed mine for now its been 6 months and hasn't done i sense
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
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