1996 Pontiac Grand Am anti theft light is on. Replaced new fuel pump. Anti theft light is on and car will start for 5 seconds and then die!! Where is the anti theft device? I will change it, I have a parts car one year older, the same car!!
Answer: This system uses a passlock key cylinder in the column, the instrument cluster, and the PCM. Any one of these could be at fault. The passlock cylinder is the most common. After replacement, the system would have to be relearned.
If in fact the ignition cylinder is bad, you need to remove the tilt lever, remove the upper and lower covers. Turn the key to the ON position, press the small release tab on the housing that the cylinder goes into, then pull out the cylinder. Install the new cylinder the same way. To re-learn the system,I will send that procedure to you.....
2004 Pontiac Grand Am 3.4L V6. Security light on. Question: the security light came on in the car, it wouldn't start. I reset the passkey system as I found online. Now the starter clicks, but it will not turn over. Also I had the fuel pump replaced 4 days ago. Could that be relative to this problem, or is it something else I totally overlooked. I am also going to try charging the battery, maybe there isn't enough juice getting to the starter. Any help would be appreciated.
Answer: Yes, first thing to do is charge and test the battery. Also check the cables at the starter to make sure they are tight.
Next would be to test for power with a test light at the purple wire on the starter. This is the solenoid wire and should have power when turning the key to the CRANK position. If it does, then the starter is faulty and needs to be replaced.