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GRAND am: pcm..UNDERSTAND WHY MY LIGHTS,DOOR LOCKS TRUNK..DIAGNOSTIC

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I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY 01 GRAND AM GT1.2 DAYS AGO I GOT IN IT AND THE DOME LIGHT AND THE AUTOMATIC LIGHT DIDNT WORK.I STARTED THE CAR AND IT RAN FOR ABOUT 2 SECOND THEN DIED.IT STILL DOES THI.I HAVE REPLACED THE ELECTRICAL ON THE IGNITION SWITCH.I WAS TOLD THAT THIS COULD BE A PCM PROBLEM AND THERE ARE NO WARNINGS WHEN IT GOES OUT BUT I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY MY LIGHTS,DOOR LOCKS TRUNK,RADIO AND A FEW ATHER THINGS DONT WORK ALSO.THE RADIO WILL COME DURING THE 2-3 SECONDS THAT THE CAR STARTS.IT SOUNDS SIMPLE BUT COULD THIS BE THE HOT WIRE COMMING FROM THE BATTERY TO THE RELAY CENTER OR MAYBE THE BATTERY.WOULD THE USE OF DIAGNOSTIC SCANNER HELP ME.PLEASE HELP I AM AT MY WITTS END AND I KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING REALLY DUMB.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Davo replied 11 years ago.
You should start by checking the battery connections by removing them and checking for corrosion.If you changed any parts for the ignition switch etc you need to perform a theft deterrant relearn.Please post all you have done and don't use the caps lock please.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Davo/diablo666's Post: Sorry about the caps.So far i have replaced the electric on the ignition switch,checked all the fuses and relays,all wires.There was a little corrosion on my hot post.I cleaned it off.No luck.I am going to replace both battery cables in a few hours.Hopefully this will solve it.
Expert:  Davo replied 11 years ago.
Well if the cables don't fix it let me know.Also check to see if the security light is flashing when this occurs.

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