I have a 2000 Saturn. My battery went dead and I got it recharged but now my car won't start. It acts like it wants to but wont. Is there some type of security feature preventing it from starting?. I

Asked by May 10, 2017 at 05:16 AM about the 2000 Saturn L-Series 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Battery dead, charged it car won't start.  Security light is on.  How do So reset
the security code also where is the ground wire for the security system?

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Did you get the charging system checked to make sure it is charging the battery? To reset the security system, it takes about 30 min to do. 30-Minute Learn Procedure 1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF. 2. Attempt to start the engine, then release the key to ON; the vehicle will not start. 3. Observe the SECURITY tell tale light. After approximately 10 minutes, the light will turn OFF. 4. Turn OFF the ignition switch, and wait 5 seconds. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 - two more times - for a total of 3 cycles of 10 minutes. 3x10 = 30 minutes. The vehicle is now ready to relearn the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or passwords on the next ignition switch turn from OFF to CRANK Important: Turn the Ignition Switch OFF. The vehicle learns the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to start the vehicle. 6. Start the engine. The vehicle has now learned the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password. 7. With a scan tool, clear any DTCs if needed. History DTCs will self clear after 100 ignition cycles. Without a scan tool you may have momentary starter interruptions while history clears itself. Good luck and hope this helps,

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