General Motors PASSLOCK® anti-deterrent features in a 99 Pontiac Grand Am 2.4L
So, once again GM has done it. They invented something that failed and yet again they don't have a solution. This feature should not be added to any car, even if someone steals the car, the odds of this system to stop working are zero to none. Once WE THE OWNERS need to replace an ignition cylinder or an ECM, then the system fails for us. And the Dealership has NO CLUE how to fix it other than the helpful tip to crack the ECM open and replace the "memory chip". We all know that the memory chip is integrated and soldered on these years models. There is a reason why I love FORD!
Call this number to help start a recall. 1(888)327-4236 this number is from the NHTSA.
GM Bypass Ignition System Operation
How a bad ignition module can cause a no injector pulse condition with good spark.
How does electronic spark timing work?
This video is to be used with my next upload which is a 91 Buick 3300 with good spark and no injector pulse.
How to bypass GM VATS
Had to do this video over again due to problems with it. This is how to get rid of that pesky vats thing in older GM cars. Here is information on the thridgen.org site
The content in this video is meant to help you get out of a jam with your security system and dont have to take it in for a "dealer" fix. This is NOT meant to show you how to break into cars so be good.
How to make a cheap transponder key bypass
How to make a cheap transponder key bypass - Costs under 5 bucks!
Save yourself all that money you'd give to the locksmith to repair your transponder chip key anti theft system.
GM Dash mounted Ignition Rekey
Another Delima: 2001 Chev, Monte Carlo: Dash-mounted ignition lock cylinder rekey. Equipment, tools, procedures, safety, key code location, security, vehicle theft detterent system components (intro/identify). There are many roads...but this one is mine. Thank God for the opportunity to be of assistance. Enjoy.
Robo Tech's Cousin GM Passlock Bypass
Robo Tech's Cousin GM Passlock Bypass
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Automotive Robo Tech was called to a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, with a 3.8 liter engine. The tech said that as he was driving, the "SECURITY" light came on. There did not seem to be any effect on driving. After the road test, he re-started the car without any problems, and the security light was not on. Later on, he started the car again, it ran for a couple of seconds, and then stopped, with the SECURITY light flashing. The car then would not re-start anymore, and the SECURITY light remained on.
The information database said regarding the security Passlock, after attempting to re-start the engine, if the SECURITY light flashes or stays on, wait ten minutes with the key in ON until the light goes off. Then, turn the ignition to the OFF position before attempting to start the engine again.
This information worked, and the vehicle started. Unfortunately, a few weeks later, the tech said he had to go through the same procedure to get the customer's car started. At this time, the customer said he wanted the Passlock bypassed, and not repaired.
Well, I am Robo Tech and don't really get involved with Jerry rigging automobiles. It is beneath my intellect! So, I decided to call in my cousin, Roby Martin, an expert at nothing, axcept cutting wires.
Hello, I am Roby Martin. Follow me on this one, as we perform a high class GM Passlock bypass. It turns out that, the most common culprit for Passlock faults is a Security module in the ..... Get the whole story now!.... See what happened next in this video right now!....
Presented using advanced software CG animation and editing technology to help you understand. Part of our Automotive Technology series shown here on this channel. Enjoy...
How to Bypass vats
Short info less video of how to by pass the vehicle anti theft system. But I don't know if I made this clear. There are 14 codes each with a differnt amount or resistance so you mix and Match random resistors tell you find the correct code. P.S. Please don't use this info to steal my car.
Part 2 - 2001 Chevy Malibu Won't Start - Security System Flaw
This video is "After" leaving the key in the "On" position, turning it off for 5 seconds and then starting it!
Why did Chevy put this in their owners manual an fail to mention that it "Might" be a problem "Some Day" (ten years after the car was purchased...
Peace Out, Tom
bam's persistence pays off!
bam's persistence pays off and he was able to figure out the security system and got the Malibu running and we fixed the rear steering antler and shes all ready for the fleet ffs friggin rights he did thanks for watching!
Cutting White Wire on Saturn Ion to Fix Starting Issue
This is me showing how I cut the passlock wire on my car. My car would not start on damp, cold mornings, often taking 30 - 40 minutes to get it to start. After reading several forums I found users who were doing this to "fix" the problem. I thought I would tape this for anyone who was thinking of doing the same but doesn't know anything about cars. Like me. :)
Note: I owe thanks to meron for the post at this link http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1137a7/83 it is where I first heard about this solution.
Update 10.6.2012: I added a switch, I believe it was this one http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062533 I installed it with it in the off position, started the car, switched it to On while the car was running and the service engine light went away. Car started fine after that. I just shut it off again as it was cold one morning this week and I had trouble getting the car started. Once I got it running, turned it off and haven't had trouble starting it since. YMMV
Pontiac Grand Am turn signal fix / repair
Replacement of faulty flasher switch corrected my turn signal problems. Turn signal would work correctly at times, and incorrectly at other times. This drove me crazy and was extremely hazardous when driving, no one could help me correct the problem. I recommend purchasing a new flasher at a reputable auto parts store. In the demonstration I used one from a salvage yard.
GM Starting Electrical problems on 99 01 02 03 04 05 Impala Grand Am Malibu by ENORMIS of Erie, Pa
This is our tech tip rant... GM HAS a problem with these cars, WE are tired of being blamed for it. WE KNOW HOW to solve it.
SIMPLE RESISTORS and RELAYS DOES NOT FIX PASSLOCK II vehicles.***Please do NOT waste your time submitting a response trying to tell us how to permanently fix the problem. We will NOT post, respond, or even read your comment.*** We know how to fix the problem and this is how we make our living. (Because of all the MORONS out there THINKING they know how to fix this problem we have turned COMMENTS OFF....)
We are seeing many 99-08 Gm Electrical issues. We are solving and diagnosing these issues. Certain mechanics are blaming aftermarket remote starts etc. if they happen to be in the vehicle. WAKE UP !! GM HAS A PROBLEM. THESE PROBLEMS are HAPPENING WHETHER AFTERMARKET Electronics are installed in the vehicle OR NOT! We know to diagnose and we will fix these cars.
GO to safercar.gov and report YOUR GM Problems !!
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Melinda of Orlando FL (09/07/08)
I purchased a 2003 chevy impala alittle over a year and my car is [bad]. First it started of with the sercurty light coming on which made my car not crank and now its more and more problems these cars are no good and I still have to pay the car note.
Samantha of Belding MI (08/06/08)
I own a 2003 Chevy Impala. I purchased this car in Sept. of 2005. 3 days after we purchased the car, the Security light came on. 5 days later, my car wouldn't start. My radio would come on, but my car wouldn't even roll over. It took me 15 to 20 mins. to mess with the keys to try to start it. My husband is a certified Mechanic and he couldn't find out what was wrong with this. We even took it to a dealership and they said that it could be 3 of the things. To this day, my car still won't start when the security light comes on. I have NEVER owned a vehicle that had problems with starting
Courtney of Camby IN (07/12/08)
On December 1,2007 the security light on my 2003 Chevy Impala began coming on intermittently. When I took it in to have it checked it wouldn't come on. Shortly after the security light started coming on (the security light never stayed on steady)my power door locks quit working. My husband replaced the fuse and they would work for a few days and then quit again.On May 9,2008 I drove my Impala about 25 miles from my home, turned off the engine and went into a store for about 15 minutes. When I came out my car started but my radio read LOCKED. It then went off and never happened again. Later that day I was in and out of stores and everytime it started and was running just fine until I went somewhere and left it parked for about 45 minutes. When I came out it wouldn't start. I turned the key and my radio would come on and my CHECK ENGINE light would come on. I tried about 3 times and then it started. I went to the grocery store and when I came out it once again wouldn't start. My radio would come on and my CHECK ENGINE light would come on. After a few more tries it started. I took my groceries home, never turning off my engine and then drove my car straight to BIG JOHN'S AUTO REPAIR. On May 17, 2008 I drove about 10 miles from my house and turned off my engine for about an hour and when I tried to leave, big surprise, my car wouldn't start. Afraid of being stranded somewhere I was very leary of driving it.
David of Franklin WI (05/01/08)
Many GM vehicles are experiencing PassLock II system failures. I own a 2003 Chevy Impala and have had a lot of trouble with the car not starting and the security light coming on. These events seem random for the past 2 years. I did not take this car to a GM certified dealer because I don't feel like being taken to the cleaners. What I did is very unusual, but I tore the dash apart and looked at their PassLock II system myself. I am very experienced in electronics, engine management controls and software. Eventually, I removed the ignition switch and really did a detailed investigation. What I found is that GM completely under-designed the system.