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I'm sorry that your daughter had this problem when her battery was exhausted, but the Security System reset solution is clearly stated in the Pontiac Owner's manual. I am like everyone else... I never read my owner's manual until something happens that I don't understand, or don't know what how to handle. I suppose we are all too lazy to even skim through our owner's manuals, even when we pay $18000 ... Read More
My daughter has a 2005 Pontiac Grand AM SE. Twice in the last ten months she has let the battery run down, once she had left the lights on and the other time she played the radio while waiting to get a tow out from the ditch in a snow storm. Both times when she tried to start the engine when the battery was low and there must have been just ... Read More
I have a 2005 Pontiac grand am. It runs great…. But about 2 weeks ago, I noticed that it would only start when it was cold outside. (usually in the morning) then later in the afternoon when I went to leave to go home. The car would struggle to start. I was parked in the shade, because I noticed when I would try to start it in the afternoon and it ... Read More
Ok, So last week I was excited about getting a new stereo in my car. I bought my Pontiac Grand Am SE1 V6 2005 used and just needed a car really bad. It worked great since last June. After getting my new stereo everything ran perfectly fine. Sunday night when I got ready to head by to school, my Key all of a sudden did not turn at all! I mean, ... Read More
Thank you David! You saved me (and my husband) a lot of money, time, and stress. I have a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am. I drove my car to work this morning and everything was fine. When I got out and tried to lock the doors the power locks wouldn't work and that worried me, so I got back in my car and tried to start it. Nothing except a clicking sound. ... Read More
towguy809, I'm going to speculate on what your problem is. Your symptoms seem to indicate that there is a mismatch between the resistance in your remote start bypass, and the resistance in the original ignition switch passlock system. This may be caused by either the installers of the remote starter choosing the wrong resistance value for the bypass, or after they installed it, the resistance of the original passlock system changed, ... Read More
Sorry for the delay in response, our factory key does NOT have a + on it, just a small circle stamped into the metal.It is an after market remote start system which was my primary concern for the problems we are experiencing, Though, the problems are an exact match to problems related with the security system, security light sometimes stays on while driving, at times car does not start, run the ... Read More
If you get an answer please let me know, I have the exact same problem after changing a bad starter on my sons 98 2.4L I have a steady security light never blinks and never goes off!! I have sprayed some starter fluid in the throttle body and it fired so I know that the injectors are shut down, I have tried to several times to run through the entire relearn ... 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
There's no difference I'm aware of.
i've been up for the last 12 hours looking through this and other websites trying to figure out what exactly is wrong with my 97 2.4l auto. i have tried both the reset and relearn procedures. my problem isn't a blinking light. i've had a solid security light the entire time. it does not turn off. it never blinks, it never has. and the car won't start. it has thrown a ... Read More
I have seen alot of posts relating to GA's in the 1999-2003 range, but I seem to be having these problems with a 2005 GA, is there any difference in the Passlock system on the later model GA or would the resistor trick work as outlined in here? My car has a remote car starter installed and has been checked over by the shop that installed it to ensure it was ... Read More
I have the same ignition lock seizure problem as well. I have a 2005 grand am and its not a passlock issue. The problem lies within the key and lock cylinder itself. after time the bittings of the key will become worn and what used to be staight cuts and corners will be rounded and smooth. take a look at your key and look at a new key, you will see ... Read More
I've read this and heard this from those who work on cars that the 4 cyl motors are not very good. i heard many issues, but their v6 motors are very good. case and point: my 1994 grand am is a 3.1L v6 and I'm running on 205,000+ miles on it and it runs like i just bought a brand new car(it also still has the great pep it had when ... Read More
how do i replace led bulb in 2005 grand am, no sure how to get to it
I have had a problem with both of my back window motors going out and have had them both replaced. It would have costs at least $500 a pop but the glass company told the insurance company that my glass was broken and they paid for it all. I know that is sort of dishonest but hey what do we pay insurance for. Your window will eventually fall down and you'll ... Read More
Thanks so much for the advice.....turns out it was just a bad battery issue!
It needs to be tested. It could be a bad battery or charging system. My guess it that it's probably the battery based on your description and the age of the car. The battery can be low enough for it not to start but the other things you mentioned can still work.
My son left the overhead light on overnight. I bought a Black & Decker portable Jump Kit. I gave the car a boost and it started. Two days later, it would not start again. I tried giving it another boost and this time, it would not start. All it does is make a clicking noise when I turn the key. All of the lights, the a/c, the radio, etc will turn ... Read More
Hello everyone. I have a 2005 pontiac grand am that I just got stranded because my shift is stuck in park and wont move. Any suggestions on what may be wrong? My car is still sitting in the parking lot at work...I'm wondering if this is going to be a hard fix or if there is just something that could be possibly stuck??? Any info is appreciated.
OK so, I just got a call from the dealer and they scanned it and they are saying it needs a new fuel pump. For some reason I don't think this is right. The car was running on the highway when it shut down out of no where, could this even happen if it were the fuel pump that was bad??? Also, anyone out there ever changed a fuel pump on ... Read More
I have a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am and guess what, I'm having starting problems as well. I have noticed on many different websites and discussions when you type in these starting issues with this vehicle that I am not the only one out there having these troubles. Well, heres my problem...I will be driving on the highway and all of a sudden out of no where my car will just slow ... Read More
It sounds like your dealing with a broken window regulator. It's the part that couples the drive motor to the glass itself. It could be either broken or have come loose from the glass for some reason. The only way to know for sure is to remove the interior door panel and have a look.
I am working on my friends car and she has a problem with the window. You can hear the motor run in either direction, that isnt the problem. She had someone else look at it and she was told that the plastic piece on the bottem of the window was broken and he could order the new pieces in. That would have been fine and dandy but he got into major ... Read More
Well Thursday I was planning on going to work to a do some over time I signed up for. I stopped by the store to get a snack and go back to my car to start and It wouldn't do anything...NOTHING...it would just beep the light is blinking on and off on the theft lock thing...and I don't even know if my car would turn to the ACC that you guys ... Read More
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 have a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, and lately it thinks that the key is still in the ignition when I take it out. So with my car thinking the key is still in the ingnition, I cannot lock my car by the switch on the door, due to a lockout protection feature.
my car (2005 Pontiac Grand am), the climate control won't switch from defrost, vent, heater, the blower works fine and it's hot when I want hot and it's cold when I turn on the ac, but I can't switch between the different functions. There is a hiss sound that comes out from behind the knob that does the switching, what do I need to check/fix?
I had a problem with my Grand Am not starting and found this on the web which describes my situation exactly. Is this what this forum is referring to as the Passlock problem and is there no known fix? (PRWEB) February 21, 2005 -- If you own a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am, you'd better hope you're not stuck somewhere bad when this hits: You go to start your car, and the ... Read More
Bug in 2001 Grand Am won't Start Car. A bug in 2001 Pontiac Grand Am's causes them to simply not start, right out of the blue. Better hope you're not in the wrong neighborhood when it happens 'cause almost nobody knows what the fix is. (PRWEB) February 21, 2005 -- If you own a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am, you'd better hope you're not stuck somewhere bad when this hits: You go ... Read More
Rumor has it that for 2005, Pontiac may change the 'Grand Am' name for it's mid size car based on the Epsilon platform. Mainly for an image change.