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Dave Nova, Buick Technician
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Had to put in another steering column and I need to reset

Customer Question

Had to put in another steering column and I need to reset security system to use my key
JA: Is the key stripped or worn?
Customer: No
JA: What is the model/year of your Buick?
Customer: 2003 century
JA: Are you fixing your Century yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Was told to turn key on for 11 minutes then shut it off turn back on for another 11 minutes shut off then turn back on for 11 minutes shut off turn back on 30 seconds then crank var
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

hi im David, thanks for visiting the site. that procedure is inaccurate. first make sure your battery voltage is 12.5vdc before proceeding. then turn the key to the run position. the security light should be flashing. wait until it stops flashing and stays steady on. turn the key to off. repeat this 2 more times, then start the car. if the procedure does not work, you will need to have the ignition recoded by a dealer.

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

the time between when its flashing and goes steady should be approximately 10 minutes, but may vary a little.

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

any luck?

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

checking in to see how its going