Question about 1997 Pontiac Sunfire
Try relocking your driver door and unlocking wit the key.sounds stupid but this how most security systems are overridden.
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
To re-set the security system you need to turn the ignition switch on and off three times without cranking the engine over. Leave the key on the third time. The security light on the dash should now be flashing. Leave it that way for fifteen or twenty minutes till it stops. then turn the ignition off and start the engine. It is a good idea to attach another battery with jumper cables to your car when doing this so if your battery is a bit low it does not kill it (other car does not need to be running)
If that does not help, the most common failure is the ignition switch itself (key tumbler) If you want to replace it, get a haynes or chilton manual to help. If you have any mechanical experience you may be able to do that without the manual. The column cover needs to be removed and the switch comes out without removing the steering wheel etc. You can use another tumbler from a scrap yard but may end up with another key on your key ring...but, it's much cheaper than a new one. If that fails to work, you will need a new anti-theft module (under the dash usually on the passenger side).
After installing tumbler, system needs to again be re-set as outlined above.
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
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