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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
Category: Pontiac
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Experience:  20+ yrs. experience as repair shop manager and technician.
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It says theft protection will not start, Yea they are good,

Customer Question

It says theft protection will not start
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: Yea they are good
JA: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?
Customer: 2004 Pontiac grand Prix
JA: Are you fixing your Grand Prix yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes and haven't tried nothing yet .I looked at a few videos,on you tube
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that's it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
U there
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

Ok, the first step is to do the 30 minute relearn procedure. The battery does need to be strong for this.

30minute GM relearn procedure:

1-TurnON the ignition,with the engine OFF.

2-Attemptto start the engine,then release the key to ON (vehicle will not start).

3-Observe the SECURITY telltale(this is the security light), after approximately 10minutes the telltale will turn OFF.

4-Turn OFF the ignition, and wait 5 seconds .

5-Repeat steps 1through 4 two more times for a total of 3 cycles/30 minutes(the vehicle is now ready to relearn the Passlock(TM) Sensor DataCode and/or passwords on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK). IMPORTANT: The vehicle learns the Passlock(TM)Sensor Data Code and/or password ***** the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to start the vehicle.

6-Start the engine(the vehicle has now learned the Passlock(TM) Sensor Data Code and/or password).

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still not working with those steps
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Is the theft protection light on steady or is it blinking on and off?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Does it go out after the key is in the on position for 10 minutes or does it stay on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The light goes off but the theft lock you can still read it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm going to try it one more time
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Ok, let me know if it works or not

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I will.i just started doing it
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.