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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Pontiac
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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Changed ignition switch, car wont start. Cluster does not

Customer Question

Changed ignition switch, car wont start. Cluster does not light up. Started car using a jumper wire from starter to battery but, immediately shuts off.
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: center dash information center
JA: What year is your Pontiac?
Customer: 2005
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes. Started with jumper wire from starter to battery but, car shuts off immediatly like a theft system is active.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad ,Welcome To JustAnswer, I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting a reply ASAP

We need a diagnostic scan and retrieve fault codes, sound like the alarm system is triggered on ?

let s try this first ,if you have not already

Master reset Procedure

1- Disconnect Battery Cables ( Negative & Positive Cables )

3- Wait 10 minutes

4- Make sure all doors are closed

5- Reconnect battery Cables

6- Lock & unlock the vehicles using the key from driver door side (if you have a key fob with no blade key, just lock & unlock using the key fob buttons)

7- Enter the vehicle and attempt to start

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

if that reset the system great , then kindly rate me , if it does not , then get me the anti theft fault codes, using a Chrysler scanner or equivalent and we can go further on to what caused the failure , key ,switch, antenna receiver, theft module ,pcm etcc.. the codes will tell us which one

Hope that was helpful to you

A Positive Rating is Much Appreciated

This Post Will Stay Open for You To Come back and Ask me Any Follow Up Question You May have on this issue , even after you rate me

Thank You

Chad Farhat
ASE Certified Technician