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The Passlock security system is the problem. Should be recalled. The resistor workaround at the key isn't always the only problem. I tried it on my 99 Suburban and it didn't do any better with the resister bypass. You need to eliminate the entire security system. Go here for a module to bypass the system completely. Buy the pro module for $179 plus shipping and save yourself the hassle of dealing with it ever again. Or you could go to the dealer and have them replace the entire system for over $1000. They will have to replace the key/tumbler/hall effect switch/wiring and EVO-Passlock module to get it right. Check out my profile page for a list of vehicles affected.

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You have to turn the ignition to the "on" position.. and wait for 10 minutes. The "Security" light will quit flashing and you will finally be able to start your car. I have had to do this -all too often. I've heard you can remove the neg. cable from your battery and wait 10 seconds to reset your computer as well. (Then you have to reprogram your radio and clock!)

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Q: How do you reset the security light on a 2001 Alero it won't start while light is on?
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How do you reset the security light in your 2003 Oldsmobile Alero?

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.

How do you bypass or reset security system to start 1999 alero olds after replacing ignition switch and key?

You can't bypass or reset security system, bring it to the dealer.

What will happen when your security light stays on in your 2001 Alero?

It probably won't start

How do you reset passlock on 2004 alero?

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.

2001 alero wont start due to security light being on?

always on nomatter what i do

What would cause a 2002 Alero not to start not even a clicking sound when turning on the key?

security system there is a security reset button in the glove box.

How do you reset the service engine light on a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero?

turn off engine, and start again

How do you reset the anti theft system in a 2003 Oldsmobile alero?

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.

How do you reset the anti theft system on 2003 alero?

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.

How do you turn off the security light on an Oldsmobile alero?

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!

How do you turn off the security light on a 2003 Oldsmobile alero because it keeps flashing and wont start?

Turn key over but not on and let set for about 15 min and then start has got to reset itself...also it will eventually go be prepared to spend about 250. dollars =)

How do you bypass the ignition security switch in a 2002 Oldsmobile alero?

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.

How do you reset alarm system for 2002 grand am?

The factory alarm causing the issue would be the security light flashing above the RPM guage. If the security light is flashing and the car will not start, follow the directions listed below. To reset the factory alarm, turn the ignition switch to the "on" position NOT the start position for 15min. You will see the security light go off after 15min.

Security light flashing car wont start?

Security lights flashing on a car that won't start indicate that the system has partially disabled the vehicle. The security system must be reset to allow the vehicle to be driven.

How do you get the security light on a 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva reset?

do not start vehicle but turn key to on position then off three times and on that third time leave it on the "on" position takes 10 to 15 minutes to reset the security light should stop blinking.

How can you get your car to start now with the security light not letting you?

Turn key on and leave it on for ten minutes then it will go out and it will start. It thinks it is being stolen. Just did it to mine. Seems to reset the security system.

How do you reset security light on 97 olds cutlass supreme?

To reset the security light on an Oldsmobile vehicle, first the driver must turn the key to the "on" position, without starting the engine. Next, he or she should turn the key to attempt to start the engine, but not completely, so that it doesn't start before moving the key back to the "on" position. After about 12 minutes, the light will?æbe reset, and the key should be removed.?æ

When the security light flashes your suburban wont start?

depending on the year you can disconnect the positive battery cable for a few minutes and then reconnect it. it may reset the security system.

Why would a 2003 olds alero will turn over but won't start?

have your security system checked.

Why will my 2001 Oldsmobile alero turn over but not start Is there a way to reset the battery and reset the sensors?

you can't really reset a battery.... to reset the sensors and the panel, open the fuse panel by the drivers door and hold the red reset button for about 10 15 seconds. It should make the same ding sound as when an indicator light comes on

How do you reset the security switch in a 2003 Bonneville?

Put the key in the ignition and turn it into the run position, but don't start the car. Leave the key in the ignition until the security light stops flashing. The car will start now.

Why wont your 95 Monte Carlo 3.4l start you have volts and security light on?

The security system prevents unauthorized operation of the car, your system has been tripped, and the car disabled. You will need to reset the security system to start it. If you have the original key you should be able to do it.

94 Camaro security light on car wont start?

94 camaro security light on car will not start

Ignition key will not turn on a 2001 olds alero?

It a stupid security feature... All you have to do is to keep the key in the on position after trying to start the car. You will See a security light flash for exactly 10 mins, then turn it all the way off and it will start. Your car no longer recognizes the key.

How do you reset the low tire pressure light on a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero?

Turn your ignition switch to 'ON' (don't start the car) The reset button is on the driver's side instrument panel, this is also where your fuses are located. Press the recent button once and your 'Change Oil' light should start to flash. Press the reset button again and your 'Low Tire Pressure Light should start to flash. Press and hold the reset button until you hear a few chimes and then let go.(wait tell the light shuts off then let go) Your light should then be off. To get to the fuse box, you must have the drivers door open. Pull on the plastic piece and the reset button is there.