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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There isnt a fuse for the theft system. You need to take the coloum cover off. Should be 3 screws and you will see all the wires in there. The ones you need are three togather. White Black and Yellow. Get the car started and cut the yellow wire. The theft light will come on and stay on but will bypass the theft system. If it is a 2 wire system you will see two little metal strips on the upper side of the key. You have to use a ohm meter and measure the resistance of the strip in there. Its a resistor used to tell the theft computer the key is in there. Anyway find out what the resistance is and buy a resistor from radio shack and look under the steering wheel for the 2 very small guage wires in a yellow cover....NOTE not the air bag wires. Simply cut those wires ( the 2 white ones) and on the set going away from the steering wheel strip the wires and put the resistor one one wire and the other end of it to the other wire....That will disable that system. If its the 2 wire and you have issues getting it simply take the car to a car audio place that does remote starts and for a nominal fee they will do it for you. My records show that it has the 3 wire system.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
Yes. pass-lock has roughly a 10 minute timer.
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
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Hey jonce17....I had the same problem, and my Alero sat in my driveway for 2 days. I looked online for the solution, and I found out how to bypass the security. After it won't start and the security light is blinking, turn the ignition to the on position. Leave it there till the security light stops blinking and stays on (usually takes 9 to 10 minutes). Then turn ignition to off position and start it like normal. This happens to me about once every couple of months. Hope this helps....
Posted on Dec 27, 2010
As indicated above, it's not a recommended solution since it eliminates the security feature all together. There is a procedure in your Owner's Manual how to reset the security module by allowing the car to sit idle for ten (10) minutes with the ignition key turned to the RUN position. The security image in the dash will simply go out after the 10 minutes, and you should be able to start your car. Only problem here is that the security lock may come back on again in several days to two weeks (and you will need to repeat the process again, and again.). There is also a YouTube video which shows a person altering the wiring harness that controls the security module by cutting a wire, stripping the insulation off a second wire and connecting the two (2) wires by inserting a resistor (certain size specified in the video that can be obtained from Radio Shack). You will need to use a small soldering iron and it takes about 15-20 minutes once you remove the radio to access the three (3) wire harness. Looks simple if you know what your doing, and is suppose to bypass the security feature permanently. Costs less than $5 for the needed parts (resistor, solder, electrical tape, etc.).
Posted on Jan 02, 2015
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