2006 grand prix starting disabled due to electronic throttle body control - is it the computer?

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Asked by Apr 10, 2014 at 01:38 AM about the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Base

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yes and no, the throttle is controlled by the computer. control is shut down for some reason. try the locks the security lockout thinks your stealing the car! if no luck, unhook the battery ground cable for 15 minutes or more to cause a hard reset on the brain! Now you see why GM let a lady run the show recently

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What about the ignition switch or crank position sensor? This is a very dangerous car these days because it will die while driving at high speeds. They replaced the throttle body today, but that wasn't the problem.

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