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How to fix your no crank, no start, Pontiac Grand am the cheap way, right way and the fast way.

I have rebuilt enough of these cars to run into this problem more than a few times. When these cars were new, a new ignition lock was how I fixed it. As they got older, customers decided to save a few bucks on the repair and go with the method I will show you today. If you are having trouble with your GM Passlock 2 system, this repair will solve your problems but the color wires you are looking for may be a little different, if you don’t have a 99- 05 Grand am, 99-04 Alero, 97-04 Malibu or 97-04 Cutlass. They also used this system on the Impala, Monte Carlo, Silverado, Sierra, Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, Express vans, just to name a few.

The resistance of the resistor you use must be between 1000 – 13000 ohms
If you are trying to match the original lock resistance, there is a 5% tolerance.

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  1. I said 1000-13000 ohm resistor, don’t worry about what is on the diagram, it is wrong.

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  3. my grand prix is doing this will it work on my Grand Prix too?

  4. Who still drives a 99 to 04 pontiac??? Lmfao I haven't seen one of those in at least 5 years.

  5. You keep saying "program" it.. but what did you do to program it? Did you simply let it set there with the key on for the 10 mins to reset? How does that reprogram it? I'm not exactly sure what it's doing when it resets or "reprograms" itself. I don't' get. lol

  6. Hmmm, interesting. Our recent model year Freightliner trucks have a proximity sensor in the seat. Basically, if the driver is not in the seat, it won't run. Since it's a rather new thing, as we've had trucks that need the seat replaced, as we've done for years we put in a generic brand seat, then find out the truck won't run due to the lack of a proximity sensor. One dealer in Nebraska had identified a way to bypass the proximity sensor issue by wiring a couple of these into the seat wiring harness. I didn't see it, but following the write up it described a very similar procedure, except I believe they used 2 resistors.

  7. When you publish this type of video, this is a direct contribution to help some people with limited $ to maintain/keep their vh (or tell some shop how to do it, as with the rotted frame on the Equinox) . A HUGE thank you for this πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  8. The man single handedly keeps the Grand Am Pontiac legend alive!

  9. Grand AM my favorite ! πŸ‘

  10. I knew there was a reason I subscribed so long ago. Thanks for fixing my headache Alero. I've lost count of how many times I've had to reset. Frankly they'd do me a favor by stealing the p.o.c.

  11. I remember in the early 90's when that system was popular. Even the training we went to, except GM, told us to do that.
    Good one Scott.

  12. Thank You, finally something we can use on YouTube….

  13. I've done this on some mid 90's buick lesabre's and oldsmobile 88's. Works great, d4iving old junk is the best theft deterrent right after a manual tranny.

  14. I owned a 2002 Chevy Blazer. Like clockwork, it would have the 'no crank/no start' VATS problem every 30 days (give or take). I never 'fixed' it, just dealt with having to reset the system when it happened. Never thought about setting the parking brake to disable the lights, which would be a great idea when it's sub-zero and this happens.

  15. Good to know keeping the back of my mind for the future

  16. So doing a quick jumper wire between terminals doesnt work

  17. Hey I noticed that you don’t have your analysis of auction scam vehicles videos on your playlist. I was hoping to go a trip down memory lane.

  18. I did a security relearn today on a 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva what are the odds that Scott was going to upload a video on how to do a relearn on this N-body…!!! πŸ‘βœŒοΈ

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