My 1996 Pontiac theft system light is on. i start car then it turns off with the theft light on. The I restart the car the light goes off and everything is fine but i don’t want to be stranded. i have searched and many post say cut a yellow wire?
Yes, i have read about disabling the theft by cutting a yellow wire, but this only works IF the ignition key cylinder- know as the passlock sensor is bad. You would need to remove part of the dash to access these wires. I personally have never done this fix, so not sure if it works or not.
What model Pontiac is it?
Pontiac Grand AM 1996. A year ago I had the problem. The car wouldn’t start. I spent $700 dollars at the dealer ship.
What did they replace? sad to say i don’t remember. i cant even find that repair bill.
Well, if the same part failed again, and it was less than 1 year, it would still be under warranty. You can always call the dealer with your last name and they can look it up for you.
True, but I do remember when they said the car was ready i paid them and went to start the car it wouldn’t start at the dealership. they did whatever and it started. also they mentioned if more problem came it it would be something else and i don’t want to shell out more cash the car rides good but it is older but i will find out what work was done by calling them.
OK. When it did not start after the repairs, you should have walked right back in. So what ever parts they replaced lasted this long, they may be able to offer some assistance on the repair needed now.
Yeah i was gonna call them they are not open yet so I thought I would just search around to find something i could do my self. thanks for your time.
I’m on the site you gave and wondering could it also be my key that triggers that theft system?
No, the key itself would not be the problem.
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escription of Problem: I think my mechanic spilled anitfreeze on my serpentine belt i had my compressor replaced a few hours before i had it replaced it was fine but the mechanic drained the antifreeze and put more back in there and the belt was also taken out then shortly after starting the car it started to squeal i was watching as the mechanic was very careless in putting the antifreeze in and spilled a lot of it and even let the car run with the funnel still in the antifreeze as im watching the coolant flow out of the over flow hose i asked him about the squeal and he told me my tensioner just happened to go out i was a little skeptical given it was only a few hours for it to even go out?
A quick fix for the antitheft light. Put the key in the ignition turn it to the stop just before accessories. the light should start to blink. wait 15 to 30 minutes till the light goes out or stops blinking and remains lit. then turn the key off then start your car. I got this info from the 1-800 number in the owners manual.