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My 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix will not start. It does not even

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My 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix will not start. It does not even attempt to turn over and the anti-theft system engaging light comes on followed by charging system failure. What is happening?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 6 years ago.

Hi, I'm Cam. May I ask your first name?
I am working to get you a fast accurate answer. About your vehicle,

Did you do some work recently?


Lets try a relearn.

Turn the key on, with the engine OFF.Try to start the engine, then release the key to ON, Engine will not start. Watch the security telltale, after about 10 mins, it will turn OFF.

Turn OFF the ignition, and wait 5 s.econds.

Repeat steps 1 through 4 two more times for a total of 3 cycles/30 minutes. You must turn the ignition OFF before at tempting to start the vehicle.


tart the engine .

Customer: replied 6 years ago.



I'm trying to go thru the steps stated above. We've done steps 1-4 three times and am waiting the last 10 mins. However, I'm wondering that after the first attempt, the security messages are not flashing at all. The car isn't acting like it's even trying to start the engine and the last time there was nothing that happened (no lights on the dash, no messages, etc).


Is this what we should be experiencing?



Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 6 years ago.

Ok, is there power to anything?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The only thing that made any noise or flashed at all was the CD player sounded like it was flipping disks (it's a 6-disc cd changer). None of the engine/dash lights/dome lights or anything else come on.
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 6 years ago.

I would start by taking your battery to be tested. This may be a dead battery.


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
OK.. thank you. I just completed the 30 min cycle. At this point, nothing is happening at all when I turn the car to on or attempt to start it.
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 6 years ago.

Ok, have the battery tested and let me know.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The battery had a bad cell. Thank you