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Judging by your symptoms, I would say you probably have a poor connection or a broken wire, or an intermittent short in the passlock wiring that runs between your ignition switch and the Body Control Module. I can't think of anything else that would cause this irregular pattern of your "Security" light. (I'm assuming that by "theft system light" you are referring to the "Security" light.) If you try to bypass ... Read More
Hello! I just inherited a 2004 Pontiac Grand AM 3.4 from my grandmother who rarely used it, its got 40K miles on it. Yesterday the car wouldn't start and I had it towed to the mechanic. Last night I read your very helpful description of how to deal with the Pontiac Security Problems and I went to the mechanic this morning to see if this might be the issue. When I ... Read More
I have a 2004 Grand Am Gt, and my turn signal occasionally stops working. Every time I take my vehicle to my Pontiac dealership, they tell me that nothing is wrong with the turn signal and that they were unable to reproduce the issue. Today the issue became more serious, my turn signal stopped working. I thought I may have a bad bulb, I have changed all of them and that ... Read More
The modification at www.bergerweb.net works only on vehicles with Passlock II systems. 1999 - 2004 Oldsmobile Alero 1997 - 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 1999 - 2004 Pontiac Grand Am A few Saturn models around the same years. If you can get hold of a service manual for your '97 Grand Am, find the page that shows the wiring diagram for the theft deterrent system. Scan the pages and then send them to ... Read More
Actually, what you say is true of all of the following cars: 1999 - 2004 Oldsmobile Alero 1997 - 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 1999 - 2004 Pontiac Grand Am They all are equipped with Passlock II systems, and do not require a key with an embedded resistor. In these models, the resistor is embedded in a module that is molded into the side of the tumbler mechanism, This resistor is activated into ... Read More
2004 pontiac grand am. security light came on yesterday. drove just fine. was able to drive it this morning. then went back to it 4 hours later wouldnt start. checked all the fuses. check the battery. it was putting out 12.2 volts. Radio will come but then i go to crank it and it doesnt do anything.
Can you tell me please how to locate the camshaft position sensor on my Pontiac Grand AM with 3.6 v6 engine. I replaced the one on the engine up between the engine and trans. (fire wall side) But i am sure that was the crankshaft position sensor. Please help me locate the sensor. Thank you in advance. Have fun today.
The wiring is the same for the following cars: 1999 - 2004 Oldsmobile Alero 1997 - 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 1999 - 2004 Pontiac Grand Am I am informed by someone who did the mod on a 2000 Saturn that there are slight differences in the wiring. The colors of the wires are different, as follows: Grand Am . | Saturn Yellow . . . . | Yellow Black . . . ... Read More
To the customer service folks on her. This is being written about on every Pontiac forum i have found. There are many, many folks having this problem. My car is a 2004 Pontiac Grand AM with the 3.4 v6 engine/auto trans. It is throwing a po122 code which is throttle position sensor. I have changed that and still get the code. I have also changed the trans filter/fluid, the fuel filter, ... Read More
Yes, you can use the non-solder fix. The wiring is exactly the same in the two vehicles. It states at the beginning of my article that this fix applies to the following vehicles: 1999 - 2004 Oldsmobile Alero 1997 - 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 1999 - 2004 Pontiac Grand Am These are all Passlock II systems. If you are able to find the wiring bundle with three wires in it, and you ... Read More
The link you furnished is a good reference for many of the GM vehicles listed, however, it only pertains to vehicles that have a separate Anti-theft module. On these cars: 1999 - 2004 Oldsmobile Alero 1997 - 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 1999 - 2004 Pontiac Grand Am The body control module contains the circuitry and brains for the anti-theft system, so the fix for the system is different. On the other hand, ... Read More
That's strange. Can you tell where it's leaking from?
I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am and I have recently noticed that it is leaking transmission fluid in reverse only and only when in reverse for an extended period of time. I am wondering what the issue could be and approximately how much I'm looking at spending to resolve this issue. Thanks for any feedback...
How to remove the steering wheel cover from a 2004 pontiac grand am.
I was having brake problems with my 2004 grand am. After I changed the brakes, they would wear out on the outside of the passenger side. I changed the caliper and the pads. Still didn't fix it. I changed the brake hose and bled the brakes. Still had wear on the brakes. I brought my car into a few mechanics and they couldn't figure it out. Finally at Brakeway in Louisville, ... Read More
Mike4ujc, Disconnect the battery cables from the battery. Clean the terminals on both the cables and the battery, and then re-connect them. If that doesn't help, then disconnect the cables at the other ends, clean, and re-connect. A poor connection often causes this problem. It takes only a couple of amps to run the radio, but over 100 amps to crank the engine, so poor connections are a common cause of ... Read More
While driving my 2004 Pontiac Grand AM GT it died as if it was out of gas. Initially it acted like it had slipped into neutral not moving forward but running so I downshifted it started moving again and then just died. I replaced the ignition lock cylinder as mine was worn and had to be jiggled to work. It was also affecting my auto radio shutoff, buzzers and inside lights. ... Read More
OKAY...i went to church and after...i went to my car to leave and turned the key...and NOTHING! it seemed like it was dead...or not enough power to the car. (The dash board was blank...the radio turned on..but my powered windows arent working.) so i checked my battery...its a good battery...I recently put a new ignition switch cuz i need a whole new key system. but anyways. I NEED HELP!!! ive been ... Read More
towguy609, You need a service manual in order to figure out whether the resistor fix will work on your vehicle. But here is one thing you can check. Look at the side of your key. Is there a little "+" sign on the side of it, stamped in the metal just below the black handle? There probably is, since GM switched over to these security keys on most vehicles in 2004. ... Read More
I have the same damn problem. The turn signals work when they want to. They is no rhyme or reason for them to start working and stop working. It just does it when it wants to. When you find out the answer, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Yes, it's very dangerous and frustrating!
My daughter has 2004 Grand AM and it didn't start several times with the security light blinking but worked after "10 minute reset". The security light is constantly on lately but the cars starts OK. Does it mean that the contact of yellow wire is broken? Will it start after I change the battery - I think that "cut the yellow wire" solution requires to connect it before changing the battery. ... Read More
I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am...and it has went crazy on me. The crazy thing will start and it will change gears, but when you turn the steering wheel it dies. Anyone have any ideas what's going on with it?
I havent tried putting my car in neutral to get it to start when I had Passlock/security key issues. Look in the Passlock/Security forum on here. It should explain to put the key in the ON position for no less than like 12 min (which lets the car relearn your keycode). Eventually if that doesnt work try 1 hour. Thats what I had to do. But make sure you have your ... Read More
OK! I joined this blog hoping have any answers that could help me! Please! Last October I made a copy of my key just in case, my aunt used it and the secury light got on, she turn off the car and turn the key around and started the car with no problems. Since that my car had some starting problems, I chaged the ignition and the mechanic view for other ... Read More
OK! I joined this blog hoping have any answers that could help me! Please! Last October I made a copy of my key just in case, my aunt used it and the secury light got on, she turn off the car and turn the key around and started the car with no problems. ;) Since that my car had some starting problems, I chaged the ignition and the mechanic view for ... Read More
Is all of this information on changing the headlight also true for a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT? I have pulled on those clips numerous times very hard pushing them back and forth ann they do not budge. Please help me out. -Thank You
The local Pontiac Dealer doesn't know what's wrong with the car unless the security light is on while they are working on it. It went off before I arrived at the dealership. How stupid are they? A real mechanic needs an eye and a brain, not a computer to tell them what's wrong with a car. My 2004 Grand am has 115,000 miles. Every now and then the security light would ... Read More
Hi! I have a pontiac grand am se 2004! Ive been having issues with my security light coming on! Yup I do the 10 minute thing when it comes on and doesn't start! I also have a stereo that has no lights, it works but you can't see what station your on at all..I was told by a few people that it was the Ignition,then I was told it was that ... Read More
I own a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT....And this is a continual problem, it will be fine for a while and then out of the blue it will start up again....The security light will come on and the next time you go to start your car it won't start and you have to wait the ten minutes with it on acc and when the security light quits flashing it will start. ... Read More
The passlock reset worked great!! I own a 2004 grand am GT that has 37,000 miles on it. Last thurs. 5/22 was my first encounter with being stranded by the passlock system. Luckily I was litterally right around the corner from my house. However, after trying to start the car again that night and then the next morning to no avail, I had it towed to my local mechanic. Of course ... Read More
I also have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT. And I have been having constant problems with the passlock system. It may do fine for a couple of weeks then it starts again and I have to sit for ten minutes to let it reset before it will start. The weird thing is when it does start it will do it continually for days and then it might go a month ... Read More
the instructions on how to access this is in your owners manual. if you don't have one leave me a reply and i will post out of my manual.
Yes I have a 2004 Grand Am and when I am on the brakes the headlights dim and the heater bogs down. As soon as I hit the accelerator it all comes back. I have had a brand new battery and altenator put in and I am still puzzled. My pontiac dealer also checked the grounds to make sure that it was all ground. PLEAS HELP!!!
I am having problems with my 2004 Pontiac Grand AM SE. When I hit the brakes the headlights dim and heater bogs down. I have had the battery and altenator replaced. What else could be the problem? My local Pontiac dealership is also unaware of what is going on. PLEASE help.
Glade I was able to help have fun Gearr
My husband said to tell you thank you very much! This worked and now he understands. :-) Great job!
OK there is a small slide button on it push it to the center that turns it on then on the end of the arm is a button that is the set and decl button the on button is the accel button I hope this help's let me know Gearr
I've never heard of a Grand Am with cruise control other than on the steering wheel. I had a 99 with it that way and I now have an 04 which is the same.
Is it on the turn signel arm ?? Gearr
The shaft coming from the steering wheel shows he has cruise control. He has even gotten it to work but does not know how he did it. But we went out and looked again after you said this and there is nothing UNDER the steering wheel. any idea where I can find a book on this car?
Sorry but it may not have cruise control. on the 04 grand am it was on the bottom of the steering wheel. Gearr
Thank you There is no button on the bottom of his steering wheel. He said what he needs is a diaghram of how the 2004 pontiac's work. I have searched the entire web and come up empty.
It is on the steering wheel get up to speed (over 40 mph) turn it on (button on bottom of steering wheel) then push the set button ( next to the on button) I just had a drunk hit me and rold me over 3x and totled it out it was a 04 grand am Gearr
My husband purchased a 2004 pontiac grand am. It came with no owners manual. He does not know how to work the cruise control. Does anyone know where I can find information on how to work it?
WOW! afte reading all the posts on this forum about grand am's I feel so much better! still frustrated but I know I'm not the ONLY one having problems. (haha world doesn't revolve around me anymore. LOL) I have a 1995 red pontiac grand am GT, 4 door... got in march 2004, had 120k miles on it. not too bad for the age I guess. it had one owner prior to ... Read More
I want to buy a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, the car started right away but when it got shut off it wouldn't start right away. After a minute it did start. Does anyone know if this is a security thing. The car was then driven and when shut off again it wouldn't start, after hitting the unlock button or waiting a minute it started. Help!!!!!
Please help! My 2004 Grand Am GT has had this problem back in Sept 2005 when I bought it. The mechanic replaced the switch and it worked until now. I am 8 months pregnant and signaled to turn and the darn thing failed again and I was almost rear ended. I looked at the old invoice and I paid $200 and my warranty paid the rest (I just bought it used) ... Read More
I had the same thing going on...I had rear brakes put on 2 or 3 yrs ago, from that time on, the ABS light came off and on and the ETF (?) light was off...and occasional the traction light said no traction...kept going off and on now for that time frame....I had the tires rotated and balanced this last time, I had to replace front brakes, and the lights still came ... Read More
Hi everyone! I'm Julie and I have a 2004 Grand Am GT in victory red. It has just over 47,000 mi on it. I just love this car! It's peppy and fun to drive and so far no major problems other than the speed sensor/wheel sensor hub needing to be replaced. Oh and for some reason the vent selector knob breaks off once a year. I'm now on my third one. ... Read More
I recently have been hearing a sound in the front of my car that sounds like a manual upshifting and downshifting when I accelerate and decelerate, respectively. I don't have a manual car. I was told it might have been the wheel bearing, so I took it to a mechanic and he didn't hear anything when he checked them. Last week, I was rearended from behind about about 5 miles and ... Read More
I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand am and I don't know how to access the headlight assemlby so that I can change the buldb. Does anyone know how to do this ir where I can find some instructions? Thanks for your help.
I was looking at purchasing a 2004 Grand Am, but after reading these postings I've decided against it. They're great looking cars, but I can't afford to make payments on a car that might not start after it reaches 40K. Thanks to everyone for posting this info and stay at it. If enough people spread the word, GM will have to respond. Good Luck everyone.
There's no 05 Grand Am GT, 2004 was the last year for the Grand Am. At just under 20k miles on my 04 GT, my answer is no.
Thanks for the reply and yes it turned out to be the passlock which is a damn joke. It was fixed by the dealership for a total of $350 which is a total waste of damn money and like you I asked about disabling it and the dealership said no...what a joke..nothing more than a damn money scam!
I had the same problem just last week with my 2000 Grand Am. It turned out to be an malfunction with the PassLock sensor and Ignition Switch. $820 (CDN funds) bucks later it was fixed... I had noticed for quite some time that the Security light would occasionally stay on while driving. Then, last week I tried to start the car but nothing happened. It would turn, but it would not ... Read More
Have a question that maybe someone can answer. My 2002 Grand Am recently had the security light come on for a little while then went out, yesterday after driving home from work when my wife returned home and shut the car off a few minutes later we needed to go to the store so we decided to use the car, when we put the key inthe car everything starts as normal ... Read More
Hey I was wonderin if the monsoon system can be taken out of my 2004 pontiac grand am and replaced with a aftermarket cdplayer? And is there any websites that will sell aftermarket products for my engine and stuff
I was car shopping today and stopped into the local Pontiac Dealership and noticed there were about 3 or 4 different 2004 Grand Am models left, I test drove the SE2 i think which has the power sun roof leather seats also the GT model was nice, the dealership also had an SE1 or SE model which was a 4 cyl. I didnt get a chance to test drive it however ... Read More
My wife just bought a new GA. After she brought it home my neighbor noticed a flaw in the assembly of the roof. At the top corners of the back window the roof metal has ripples in it. In other words if you bend down and look at eye level it appears to be wavy. Take a look at yours and let me know if yours has the same problem. I ... Read More
Burdawg I have looked at previous grand ams. Thats not true pontiac changed the roof style. In previous years the roof was in sections or there was seams at the window. In 2004 they went and tried to have a single piece look. For a company that has so much experience they did a real crapy job with this design. Since my neighbor pointed it out to me I can now ... Read More
Thank you for your reply. When you got the part, which was pretty cheap, which part did you buy. Also, what is the total cost for the part, and installation of the part. I really really appreciate your reply, thanks in advance. Original message: "I bought a used 1993 Pontiac Grand Am Se, 115,000 original miles, six months ago for $2000. Once I bought the car, I spent $1,000 for new ... Read More
According to Demassi Pontiac in Wayne NJ The 2002 is the last year they are making the Grand Am. Guess he was misinformed huh?
Just to stop your whining, from the Motortrend website "2004 Pontiac Grand Am: Redesign based on the Epsilon platform, expected to grow slightly in size. " The GA was just redesigned in '99. It ain't time yet. Ok, I take it back, the GA will get some slight exterior changes in 2002. Here's some info: http://popularmechanics.com/perl/spy_fetch.pl?cat=det