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Grand prix wont start it say starting disabled due to theft system.

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my grand prix wont start it say starting disabled due to theft system. what do i do
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  car tech replied 7 years ago.

it depends what has caused the ft system to lock you out i would try to do a relearn and see if it helps you


  • With a master PASS-Key III key, rotate the ignition to the CRANK position and let go leave the key in the on position.
  • Observe the SECURITY telltale. After approximately 10 minutes, the telltale will turn OFF.
  • Turn OFF the ignition, and wait 5 seconds do not remove the key.
  • Repeat steps 1-3 two more times for a total of 3 cycles or 30 minutes.

    Important: The vehicle learns the key transponder information and/or passwords on the ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to start the vehicle.

  • With a master PASS-Key III key, start the vehicle. The vehicle has now learned the key transponder information and the PCM has now learned the fuel continue password.
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