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Programing ignition key for 2000 grand am security light comes on and the car will not start for 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Arch Angel May 11, 2010

    Turn the key on and wait until the security light stops blinking (may take about ten minutes). Then turn the key off and wait for at least a minute and then try it. That should program the key chip. Worked for me when I changed my ignition.

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Turn the key on and wait for the security light to stop blinking (may take about ten minutes). Then turn the key off and wait for at least one minute. Then try to start. That should program the key chip.

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Hello: I have had the same problem from time to time the security light would come on and would not start we had it towed to the garage and some how they got it started someone told me how to reset the security light turn the car on to ACC on the ignition and pull the emergency brake on leave on for 10-15 minutes that should reset it if that don't work I tried my best to help try and good luck.

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U just have to re program your key, that is the normal thing that happen when u try to star the car with some key with the same code that the car.No worry is not any problem engine.

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ok whenever the security light comes on its a bad thing. it means that for some reason your cars passlock system is not recognizing your key. unless you have a buddy with a scan tool (not a code reader, used for changing computer settings) you will probably need to go to your dealership and have them check your passlock system. they may be able to reset it to match your key again or they may find that your passlock mechanism in your ignition is bad.

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First, spray a bunch of WD-40 into the key cylinder -- use the red tube which comes with the can to do this -- put something on the floor to catch the oil dripping down.

This has a good chance of solving your problem. After a couple of days, buy some graphite lubricant (Pep Boys) to blow into the key cylinder. Repeat the graphite every month or so for 6 months.

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It needs to be adapted using dealer scan tool or if you know someone with VAGCOM.  Make sure you have all your remotes.  When performing this.  

Posted on May 28, 2009

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  • disconect battery for 30 seconds, reconect.
  • try to start car, leaving key on for 10 minutes or untill security light stops blinking.
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then try to start car. if this doesnt work repeat procedure.
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