Security system


Asked by Jun 26, 2016 at 07:40 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put a new  key inaction   in my car and now
the security Light stays on  how do I reset  
the security system  where  my car will start
and the light will go off

5 Answers

Tom Demyan

Best Answer

This is the complete relearn procedure, it should reset in 10 mins. but could take a little more than 30 minutes but easy to do. Your ignition has 4 positions 1.Off 2.ACC 3.On 4.Start (Cranks over & springs back to 3.On) Step 1 – Attempt to start the vehicle, this is the "start" position. It will crank, and start for 1-2 seconds then stall. The security light will be on or flashing. Leave the key in the ‘on’ position for 10-11 minutes, then the security light will stay solid or go off. Step 2 – Turn the key to the ‘off’ position for no less 10 seconds. Attempt to start the vehicle. If it runs at this point then you have reset your passlock. If the problem persists you can continue repeat Step 1 two more times. Make sure turn the key to the ‘off’ position for 10 seconds before each 10 minute cycle. Hopefully your car is running by now Step 3 – The vehicle is now ready to relearn the proper code. Turn the key ‘off’ for 15 seconds and then ‘crank’ the vehicle. it should start back up now. The security light might stay on solid for several minutes afterwards.


Check out the link below, it worked for me and is very easy to do.

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I already tried that and still won't reset it

Justin Hatfield

You can always bypass the system. This is a common problem and these sites are worth looking into. &

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