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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: diagram on a pontiac grand prix
GM Century/Lumina/Grand Prix/Intrigue 1997-2000
The vehicles covered by this guide use one of two types of ignition switches:
Instrument Panel-Mounted Ignition Switch
WARNING You must perform the Body Control Module (BCM) theft deterrent relearn procedure after replacement of the ignition lock cylinder. Failure to perform this relearn procedure means the BCM will not function properly. This means the vehicle will not be theft protected by the Passlock system and the engine may not crank or start. GM recommends that this procedure be performed with their Tech 2® or equivalent scan tool. An alternate relearn procedure is given at the end of this procedure.
This procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. Make sure the battery is fully charged before proceeding.
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
remove the door panel, from the inside you should have access to the window. lift the window up unto the raling. Check to see if the railing is not bent or why the window came off the railing.
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
I had this same problem. You will need to replace the ignition cylinder and this can only be purchased from Pontiac ($245). The problem is actually the key release button, its sticking. There is a small button under the steering wheel that you can only see if you take the steering wheel cover off. If you get that fixed you shouldnt have any problems
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
SOURCE: 1996 Pontiac Grand AM
Try this first, it takes about 30 min to do. 30-Minute Learn Procedure 1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF. 2. Attempt to start the engine, then release the key to ON; the vehicle will not start. 3. Observe the SECURITY tell tale light. After approximately 10 minutes, the light will turn OFF. 4. Turn OFF the ignition switch, and wait 5 seconds. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 - two more times - for a total of 3 cycles of 10 minutes. 3x10 = 30 minutes. The vehicle is now ready to relearn the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or passwords on the next ignition switch turn from OFF to CRANK Important: Turn the Ignition Switch OFF. The vehicle learns the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to start the vehicle. 6. Start the engine. The vehicle has now learned the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password. 7. With a scan tool, clear any DTCs if needed. History DTCs will self clear after 100 ignition cycles. Without a scan tool you may have momentary starter interruptions while history clears itself. Good luck and hope this helps, keep me posted, be glad to help
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
Had similar problem that is a seemingly impossible to bypass (tried 1500 ohm resistor and still could not match the electrical current in the anti-thefy system) so standard pice wont work. But if u swich the whole lock cylinder from another grand am it should work becuase it has the same electrical current is flowing wich needs to be active at all times for the car not to shut off right away (there is no chip in the key at all)
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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