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I replaced the ignition on a Saturn SL2 with one from the auto wrecking yard. Still ran. Put it in my sl2, but can't seem to get the passlock to reset, using the "start for 2 sec, sit for 10 min (or until the security light goes from blinking to solid) then try to start it". Am I missing something?

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  • clharle Sep 05, 2010

    so I don't actually try to start it for 2 secs...just turn the key to on/run, then to ACC for the 10 minute wait period.

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If i remember correctly you have to do the 10 minute wait procedure a total of three times then attempt to start.

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  • clharle Sep 05, 2010

    So I do the start it for 2 seconds, then wait 10 minutes, start it 2 seconds, wait 10 minutes, start it 2 seconds, then after the 3rd wait time it should start? And do I wait 10 minutes, or is it 10 minutes or the security light goes solid whichever comes first?

  • Christopher Foulkes Sep 05, 2010

    I took this from a saturn forum. It's been a few months since i've done of these so i figured i'd better get the procedure right before informing someone incorrectly.

    "To relearn passlock, turn the key to run, then turn back to ACC. Leave like that for 10 mins, do again, then do again. Takes about 30 mins to complete. When 3 cycles complete, turn off car completely for at least 30 seconds. then start car.

    Also, if car is a stick, make sure to push clutch when attempting to "start" at beginning of each cycle."

  • clharle Sep 06, 2010

    Either I didn't do it right, or something else is wrong. It doesn't start-just keeps turning over-and I still have the security light blinking after I try to start it and all other lights go out. I guess I'll try the relearn going from run to ACC one more time. I sure don't want to spend 2-5 hundred $ on a car with 200,000 miles on it, although overall this has been a fantastic car for me......grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Thank you for your help, though, Is104goat. I'll let you know what ends up happening.

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