Question about 2000 Pontiac Sunfire
First thing to do is turning the ignition on and wait till the light go off
than drive to a garage to inspect the ignition switch (faulty anti theft)
Posted on Jan 01, 2011
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
try turning the ignition on try to start then without shutting key off wait 10 mins then shut key off then back on but do not try starting leave on for ten mins then back off turn key back on to run but do not try starting it wait ten mins then if it reset it should crank over and start if not repeat all steps again
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
What you are describing is a security theft alarm problem. If you checked out what was mentioned above and the car still starts and shuts down again you can first double check by looking for a flashing theft light after you tried to start. If it is flashing put on the emergency brake and shut off key and then try to start again. If it fires up and stops just leave the key on in run position and go have a coffee. Come back in about 15 minutes and if the theft light isn't flashing any more just shut off key and start normally. The car will now start. Over the past 5 years I have rebooted the computer on at least 100 of these cars and this is the fix procedure.
The problem usually starts by removing a electical item such as a gauge cluster etc without first disconnecting the battery. Do not work on these cars where anything gets unplugged with the battery hooked up.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 06, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Jun 19, 2011 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire
Apr 14, 2011 | 2001 Pontiac Sunfire
Nov 13, 2010 | 1997 Pontiac Sunfire
Oct 14, 2010 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire
Oct 13, 2010 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire
Nov 25, 2009 | 1997 Pontiac Sunfire
Jul 10, 2009 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire
May 17, 2009 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire
May 11, 2009 | 2001 Pontiac Sunfire
Mar 20, 2017 | 2000 Pontiac Sunfire
237 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: