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Your car is equipped with an anti-theft detterent system. Your system is not communicating properly. This could be one of two problems, the first is the ignition switch. In this mechanism there is a micro chip, that is causing the car to disable the fuel pump. The second problem could be a faulty BCM or a combination of both. I had this same problem and had to get a new ignition switch. At first, it works with the 10min on procedure. Eventually it will stop working and your car will not start at all.

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Q: Your 2001 Pontiac grand am has to have key on for 10 min to start?
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