Question about 2002 Pontiac Grand Am
Groan.....gunna need a bit more info. but i'll try. What portion of the ignition was ripped out? The tumbler + switch? If so, you might need to get the car's system resent to recognize that it has a new ignition put in. Sime vehicles have a theft prevention system in place to prevent the vehicle from running if its been hot wired. Your best bet would be to replace the damaged ignition components (You did not mention if you did or not). If it still doesn't work after you have replced all of the ignition components. You can try to reset the vehicle (doesn't work on all) disconnect negative battery terminal and go back into vehicle and press down the brake pedal for about 30 seconds then reconnect battery and try it....good luck, hope this helps
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
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You may have to reporgram your ignition. Place key in ignition If you have two keys:
- Insert the first programmed ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the ignition switch from OFF to RUN (maintain the ignition switch in RUN for three seconds, but no more than ten seconds).
-Turn the ignition switch to OFF and remove the first coded key from the ignition lock cylinder.
-Within 10 seconds of turning the ignition switch to OFF, insert the second programmed ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the ignition switch from OFF to RUN (maintain the ignition switch in RUN for 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds).
-Turn the ignition switch to OFF and remove the second coded key from the ignition lock cylinder.
-Within 20 seconds of turning the ignition lock cylinder to OFF, insert the unprogrammed ignition key (new key/valet key) into the ignition and turn the ignition switch from OFF to RUN (maintain the ignition switch in RUN for 3 seconds). This step will program your new key to a coded key.
-If it is desired to program additional key(s), wait 30 seconds and then repeat the key programming procedure from Step 1.
-If the programming of the new key is successful, the new coded key(s) will start the engine and the theft indicator will illuminate for 3 seconds and then go out.
-If the programming of the key was not successful, the new coded key(s) will not start the engine and the theft indicator will flash rapidly on and off. REPEAT Steps 1 through Step 5.
to reset security light:
Place key in ignition, (do no start) leave in ON position for exactly 10 minutes. As SOON as the security light shuts off, then start car.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
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