hey, i have owned my 1999 for 4 years or more. you know what the problem is ur gas cap. if ur gas cap is not put on right (even if it is 3-4 days later) the light comes on. the only thing to do is wait it out or u can really wreck your car. just make sure ur gas cap is on tight and doesn't allow air in it and u should notice that the light doesn't come on at all or as much.
Hey Laura==Something is wrong with it and it takes a dealer to trouble shoot these. GoodluckJoe
yea i have taken it into the dealership many times! every time they claim to have fixed it. but it just keeps on happening.
My wife's 2002 Grand Am GT did the same thing tonight for the first time. The tow truck driver disconnected the battery to reset the security feature but did not work. He towed it home and said to leave the key in the acc position for 10 minutes and try starting the car....I tried this and it worked...don't know if this is a sign of things to come but hopefully next time it happens I will know what to do.
When I called the dealership about the security problem, they also told me to put the key in the ACC position and wait for it to stop blinking..now i just sit there with the car off til it stops blinking. It takes about 10minutes. But its really frustrating. My friend tried disconnecting my battery also but that did not work. The dealership also claims to have fixed it many times. And now its happening all over again and they want to "try" and fix it. its ridiculous!
I too have this same problem with my 2000 Grand Am. I thought I was the only one.Please if someone can help let us know!!
This has just happened to me. 2002 Gramd Am. I had it towed to the dealership and they informed me it was a computer chip that has failed. Charged me $400.
I work in a car audio and remote starter installation shop and see this many times. the reason the car will not start is because the pass lock system it has built into the car is designed to activate after a third attempt to start the car and it doesnt start. it then activates and for about ten minutes the car needs to be in the acc or ign (car dependant) position and wait for the light to stop blinking. I am unsure of the fix though.
I have actually experienced this many times on my 2000 Grand Am GT1. I have found out two things that may help solve this problem:
1) Get out of the car AS SOON AS the security system activates. I don't know why, but it always seems to cease faster when there isn't weight fluctuation in the car. Then proceed to close the door. (proceed to #2)
2) a) Hit LOCK once, then UNLOCK on your remote TWICE. b) If the security system does not cease, allow it to blare for about another minute. c) Proceed to hit LOCK once and UNLOCK 5-6 times. d) Wait approx. 30 seconds between repeating (c) as many times as needed for the system to stop blaring.
This has seemed to work with me about 3 times.
remove steering colum cover.. U should see a pair of wires going in the ignition switch...(where the key goes... yellow i think) turn car on using tips above and then disconnect... anit-theft light will go on and stay on... car will no longer stall or not start...
Mainly because the GM engineers did a really poor job of "great idea but poor real world follow-through". Both of my daughters have the Passlock problems in Gran Am's and we've solved them so far through information I got from the following URLS:
For instance, on the bulldogsecurity.com site, you can specify the make/model of the car and it will show you pictures of the wiring harness and how to get to it....ie 2002 Pontic GranAM
We ended up dis-abling the system via cutting the wire while running and have now been about six months on both cars with no "theft" dis-abling and sitting waiting for the system to re-start.
For what it is worth.....check out the above sites....
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ok I'm a mechanic, and own a 00 grand am, when the security light comes on and stays on it means there is a problem with your anti-theft system. what that means is either the chip inside the key is faulty, the sensor inside the dash, or wheel where ever your key goes, or your BCM, body control module, is faulty. Most of witch are going to come and go. BE Warned, when it finally goes out your car will not start until the bad part is fixed because everyone doesn't run around with a GM code scanner and cant turn this feature off if it goes out. A temp fix is when you go to start your car and it cranks but wont start, 1 turn the car off, and try and restart with the key turned the opposite way( i know the key is same on both sides but at this point it will make a difference). if it doesn't start 2. leave the key in the on position for 10 min, this is telling the computer your not here to steal it, and resets the anti-theft, BCM, and dash. 3. after 10 min the blinking security light will go constant, than finally go out when it is finished. If the key is moved during this you will have to turn the car off and restart the 10 min reset. Now when you start your car you hope the light will be off this is good and means more than likely it's the key witch needs to be replaced, a cheep and quick fix. If the light stays on it could be 1 of many issues 99-03 were dark years for GM anti-theft, but I made my money from them lol I or at least gets you going till you can afford to get it fixed, from here on out while your doing this just leave 10 min earlier just in case I'm sure your boss will eventually get tired of hearing you have car trouble, and limit your stops because this happens randomly.
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The most common cause for your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee to randomly shut off is a bad fuel pump. The fuel pump will get worse and eventually the vehicle will not start at all.
security lock out had same problem with our 2004 grand am
Turn the car to run (without starting it) and let it sit for about 5 minutes. The system might reboot and settle down. If that doesn't work, try dropping the ground cable off your battery for about 5-min, then re-hooking it. If neither of these work, you have a sensor that needs to be replaced.
Sometimes my sons 2001 Grand Am does that. It has to do with the Security System. Turn the key to ACC the Security light will start blinking and will continue to do so for 10 minutes. At that time the Security Light will stay on. At that point you can start you car. This works for him Good Luck.
A bad starter can cause a Mercury Grand Marquis to not start. A bad alternator or a problem with the security system can be the cause for the car not starting.
Are you using the same key as before, when it worked? I have a copied key for my 2002 that is not factory. It's fine for the locks, but the engine will not keep running if I start with this key. It's a security feature.
try resetting security system
Your key is going out. It has a safety feature in it.
Depends on the year and how it was built. Most later models do have chipped keys.
The car is equiped with a security feature that will automaticall shut down the engine when activated. Your ignition key has a resitor chip on it, and when you insert the key into the ignition the computer measures the resistance to make sure it is the right key. If someone tries to start the car with a key that does not have the right resistance it will not start. If your key gets wet or if moisture builds uo inside the ignintion switch, it will slightly alter the resistance and the computer may not let the car start. If the resistance is close, the car will still run but the security light will remain on.
Removing the battery has immobilized the car and this security feature can be turned off with your key fob alarm controller.
check to see if your security light is on i had the same problem (they all do ) put your key in the "on " postition and leave it for 10 minutes until the security light flashes off and then start your engine.
Unfortunately this model does not have a delayed start feature. It does however have a dough timer and auto shut-off feature
It is possible the resistor in the key has come out. TAke it to a garage or dealer,
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.
When the security light is on you can not start the car. It is a security feature that is designed to prevent a car thief to fail at stealing the car. Ensure the ignition key is clean, then make sure the black chip in the key is centered in key, ensure metal contacts on black chip are clean. Try starting car after security light goes out. A failed attempt will cause the security light to stay on for a few minutes, do not attempt to start car until security light goes out.
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If the vehicle has a security feature check the fuse under the hood. My 2001 SL1 had that problem. its like a 30 Amp fuse.
I am a gm service manager and there have been no security system recalls on 02 grand ams i have a 2002 grand am as well and my security systems keeps acting up it will activate then i cant use car because it wont turn off then i have to get it towed in and they reset it they showed me how to but it still doesn't work for me No need for a tow you sit in your car for 10 minutes until the security light goes off then you can start your car again. Its poor parts that GM choose to use. I love my Grand Ams ( on the 5th one)
Reason one: You possibly have a security feature on the vehicle Reason two: You Possibly hit the horn on accident
I have an 02 grand am and mine would randomly not start, no sound or anything when i turned my key. It took me some research but i found a solution that works every time. Just put your key in the ignition and turn it to the on position. Leave it in for ten minutes and your security system should 'restart' itself. Turn the ignition off and then try to start you car again. It should start right up. Hope this helps. I have a 2000 grand am and mine did that for 6 months. Towed it to the dealership 5 times. Never could find the problem. Some guy did something under the hood with gasoline and told me it was the fuel pump. I told the dealership to put in a fuel pump and I have had no problems since. Its your security system which is a popular problem. To solve this: you must stop using your keyless entry. If you do have this problem there are 3 ways to start the car when the security system acts up. They are listed online.
On a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am: turn the key to the on position for 30 minutes or until the security light goes out. The car should start.
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Mine comes on periodically too, and then the engine wont start. If you sit tight for about 5 - 10 minutes until the light stops flashing, the engine will start right up.
Did you insure the servers TCP/ICP didn't start with 162 insteade of 198. It a common XP security feature glitch. You must change it.