Question about 1998 Buick Regal
After it dies is the security light blinking?
Posted on May 29, 2011
A number of different GM vehicles have the passlock. And there are a number of problems that go with it. I have looked tirelessly for answers and this is what I have found.
1. turn the key to ACC and leave it on for 10 minutes. then switch back to off, pull the key out and put it back in to start the vehicle. this resets the passlock.
2. If the left turn signal usage makes a buzz, and right turn signal kills the engine, you need a new turn signal switch.
3. If the ignition will not let you pull the key out or any other issue with the ignition, you need a new ignition switch and matching key.
4. there is a way to bypass the passlock through hard wiring around the solenoid. this however is very tricky and can be found on most grand am forums.
5. Sometimes when you are having security/ignition/any problem at all... You need to "flash" your vehicles BCM or PCM.
6. The passlock system should be recalled entirely and never should have been put there in the first place. hope that helps!
Posted on Apr 20, 2012
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