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rufive52
rufive52 2/23/2013
2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4Cyl2.2L - Preventive Maintenance
After installation of a After Installation of new ignition lock do I need to get car reprogramed
Is reprograming necessary after installing a new ignition lock
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  • A O Auto Repair
    A O Auto Repair 2/23/2013
    yes , you can do it with 3 , 30 minute cycles, Turn the key to start, release it to run position the security light will go out after 10 minutes turn key to off. Repeat this 3 times and it is programmed
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  • HouseCallAuto
    HouseCallAuto 2/23/2013
    1. Verify the battery is in good condition and is fully charged, as this procedure takes about 30-35 minutes.

    2. Turn the key to the crank position. As the engine starts/stalls, release the key to the "ON" Position for 10-11 minutes. At the end of the time period, turn the key to the "OFF" position for about 10 seconds, then repeat this exact procedure an additional two times.

    During this procedure, do not cut short the time the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. For instance: if the key if left on for 9 minutes 56 seconds, then cycled to "OFF", the relearn will abort. It must see at least 10 minutes. If after the 3rd cycle (30 minutes into the relearn), the engine still starts, stalls, add an additional cycle to the process. Sometimes it takes a 4th cycle to get the system to relearn correctly.
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