I have come across this exact problem myself and YES, when the car does not initially start and the engine keeps cranking - STOP attempting to turn the engine (ignition) on. One MUST turn the key to the on or start position furthest to the point where the key springs back and allow the SECURITY light to blink until it stops blinking. This usually takes anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes and possibly even longer. Regardless of how long it actually takes before the SECURITY light to stop flashing, one MUST wait that time out before he/she can switch the key to the OFF position then once again try to attempt the start of the engine.
Good luck to all those with this issue.
IF YOUR BATTERY DIES This worked for me too. My battery went dead and after a boost and several other things the car would still not start. I then tried the above and it started right away. I believe with the PASSLOCK II TM system the resistance of the key must be read before the car will start. Thanks for the advice DD
how do you fix security switch on a 2002 oldsmobile alero
have your security system checked.
You can't bypass or reset security system, bring it to the dealer.
IF YOUR BATTERY DIES I found the answer to this under Alero 2002 security system will not let you start the car with out leaving key on for 10 minutes then you turn the key off then it will start?and this worked for me too. My battery went dead and after a boost and several other things the car would still not start. I then tried the above (key in the ignition and turned to the on position for 10 - 15 minutes or until "Security" stops flashing on the instrument cluster) and it started right away. I believe with the PASSLOCK II TM system the resistance of the key must be read before the car will start. Thanks for the advice DD
I wouldn't fix it if i was you.....I have a 2000 alero, and the security system (passlock) keeps it from starting often, and it seems to be a big problem with them. So if your security system isn't working but the car is running fine I wouldn't mess with it..
security system there is a security reset button in the glove box.
If you're talking about on 01 Alero that's easy. Put the key in and turn it to the on position leave it for 10 minutes and then take the key out leave it for about 5 seconds and then try starting it. Note: make sure the security light has quit flashing on the dashboard. My alero has done this several times, and I've had friends try it in grand am's and this works too. it has something to do with resetting the system. Hope this helps you out.
Put the key in the ignition and turn it to the on position. Leave in this position for ten minutes. Turn key to off then to start. This should reset the security and the car should start right up.
That means your security system door lock is acting up. Pretty much you have to take it down to a delear
Turn the ignition switch into the "On" position and leave for approximately 30 minutes. The security light will remain flashing for approx. 10-15 minutes. Then, will turn off and the modulator will reset. Then, turn the ignition to the off position take the keys out and the reinsert and start the car. The "security" light at this point will be off. Due to the security modular, the fuel pump is being shut off to control the theft of the car.
Turn the key to "on" and let it sit for approx 10 minutes until the 'security' light stops flashing. Turn to off and start as normal.
When your security light comes on and your car will not start, turn you key to the on position and wait 10 minutes. The light will go off and you need to turn the key to the off position, then restart your car.
It probably won't start
It's probably related to your security system. If that's the case you'll need to take it to a dealer to get it cleared up. I found out after countless hours of working on my sister's Alero that they're Oldsmobile's version of the Edsel.
always on nomatter what i do
Smash the window
I've had this problem where I couldn't start my car and it turns out it was because the security light was on. To fix it: Place the key in the ignition and turn it one rotation (so battery is on) then leave it in the ignition for 10 minutes. Restart car and security light will be off.... also car will start!
I have seen this happen when the security system has been tripped. The car will start up and run for a short amount of time then die. I ran into this exact thing on an Olsmobile Alero. I fixed it by disconnecting the battery cables for about five minutes and then hooking them back up. It causes the computers and security systems to reboot.
Yes to bypass,Press on the brake, turn car to as then on let the carburetor fill then, put the car in neutral,then start. If the security light is flashing, the car will not start for 10 minutes. Do not try to start while light is flashing.
Hi, I recently have had the same problem. Make sure you have a good battery. Turn the key into the "on" position and leave set for 15 minutes. Do not operate anything in the vehicle or open the doors. After the 15 minutes, start the car. You can turn the key to either "accessories" or "on". I prefer accesories because you waste less battery power while you wait. After you turn the key the security light should flash on the dash. If its not flashing then the security system isn't the problem. Wait until the light stops flashing, stays on for a few seconds, and then turns off. Turn the key off, wait 10 seconds, and then start the car. The wait is about 10 minutes not 15. Hope this helps!
== == The repair below is a theft password relearn procedure. It may get your car to start for a while, but does not repair the problem. The most common cause for this problem is the PASSLOCK ignition cylinder. It may need to be replace, then re-learned again.- TechJK -------------------------------------- Turn the key to the on position for about 30mins. After the first 10 minutes the security light starts to blink. Then it turns solid again after another 10 minutes. The last 10 minutes is to reset the passlock system (you can leave it on for longer to make sure you reset it). Now take the key out and try to start the car. I had to do this when my car was not starting; the fuel pump was off because of my passlock system.
It is in the engine compartment under the hood
When playing with the electrical system to a car, it is important to have a diagram. A diagram for a 2003 Alero can be found in online forums and in maintenance books.
Turn the ignition key on for 10 minutes and it will reset.
I have same problem in 02 Alero.