Do 1997 grand ams have some magic chip in the steering column that when screwed up the car will not run and instead of just buying a steering column form a junk yard, it has to be speacial ordered from the dealership? This is what I was told by a dealership.

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Asked by Sep 26, 2007 at 12:53 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I think they mean the electronic key is a special order. If a junkyard had the column and the key(s) I would think you'd be fine.

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Yes essentially. They have PasslockII integrated into them. Your key has a chip in it and the column reads that chip. I'm not sure if the key needs to match the column or the column just relays it on to another system and then the key needs to match that.

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