2001 Impala Base 114,xxx miles.
Runs & drives perfect, except....
GM replaced BCM computer 9-09. Accomplished nothing.
I replaced ignition switch w/NAPA part 10-09-09. Worked great for 2 weeks.
Then started having the same ole trouble.
I replaced ignition key tumbler switch w/passlock sensor w/NAPA part 10-25-09.
No problems until this week 1-13-10.
Still doing the same exact thing it was doing before I replaced anything.
Hasn't started any day this week. 10 minute wait, etc. will not work. Starts when it wants to.
Anyone have any ideas on how to properly repair this chronic problem?
----NOTE----the problem is fixed.
Cleaned the contacts on the BCM computer fuse.
That's all it took. If your car is exhibiting symptoms exactly like mine did, I'd try that 1st.
01 Checy Impala passlock problem, please help me ????
My car just starting doing this, I google what is the problem I found out a lots of people have face this problem before but which way is the best way to fix. i try to turn off my alarm from the radio setting but didnt work out.
please comment ......please please dont have the money now student.....
GM Pass Key II Malfunctions: Bypassing V.A.T.S System
Your car won't start? SECURITY light steady lit or flashing? More then likely it is the Vehicle Anti Theft System (V.A.T.S) at fault. Over time the resister pellet imbedded in your car key wears out from years of inserting and removing from the ignition lock cylinder. Here is a cheap way to bypass it, so you can get back on the road.
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How to make a cheap transponder key bypass - Costs under 5 bucks!
Save yourself all that money you'd give to the locksmith to repair your transponder chip key anti theft system.
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Cutting White Wire on Saturn Ion to Fix Starting Issue
This is me showing how I cut the passlock wire on my car. My car would not start on damp, cold mornings, often taking 30 - 40 minutes to get it to start. After reading several forums I found users who were doing this to "fix" the problem. I thought I would tape this for anyone who was thinking of doing the same but doesn't know anything about cars. Like me. :)
Note: I owe thanks to meron for the post at this link http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1137a7/83 it is where I first heard about this solution.
Update 10.6.2012: I added a switch, I believe it was this one http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062533 I installed it with it in the off position, started the car, switched it to On while the car was running and the service engine light went away. Car started fine after that. I just shut it off again as it was cold one morning this week and I had trouble getting the car started. Once I got it running, turned it off and haven't had trouble starting it since. YMMV
GM Bypass Ignition System Operation
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This video is to be used with my next upload which is a 91 Buick 3300 with good spark and no injector pulse.
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When driving the car & it does this it lacks power, not sure what it is... any ideas are appreciated.