2000 Grand Am Se

Asked by Jun 27, 2016 at 01:25 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 grand am se , uncle gave it to
me 2 days ago i put battery in it car firez up
need lil tune up so take it home take battety
out later that night put it back in then tryed
to start it ... Starts then dies ? Fuel pump is
on when you turn key to on postion . then it
will start , second later it die and if you dont
turn key off but keep it on and try to start
again act like theres no gas .. Cut it off and
do it then it will fire up again ! Same key i
used to drive it here im still using , i think its
with the passlock security thing ( so i might
bypass with resistor , but other people thinks
it some thing else ... Please help

1 Answer

315

This sounds like a typical Passlock II security problem, try the following whether the security light is on or not. 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.

Your Answer

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    7,890
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,610
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,580
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
12 Great Deals out of 2,562 listings starting at $1,750
Used Pontiac Firebird
8 Great Deals out of 768 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
480 Great Deals out of 34,381 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Impala
572 Great Deals out of 37,431 listings starting at $990
Used Ford Mustang
588 Great Deals out of 40,262 listings starting at $1,888
Used Toyota Camry
1,039 Great Deals out of 105,237 listings starting at $600
Used Honda Accord
1,195 Great Deals out of 78,570 listings starting at $561
Used Honda Civic
837 Great Deals out of 69,795 listings starting at $999
Used Ford F-150
3,296 Great Deals out of 248,692 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
10 Great Deals out of 1,238 listings starting at $1,488

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.